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Wireless connection drops after a few seconds

Discussion in 'Networking' started by diamondj, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. diamondj

    diamondj Thread Starter

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    We have three computers using a home wireless network, and all work relatively well. I just added a fourth - a Dell 5100C with an upgraded VGA card connected to a TV. This machine had gotten a lot of use but was on a shelf for a while. Now, however, it locates the home network only manually and maintains a connection or a matter of seconds. Any ideas what might be going on?
     
  2. Hellsscope

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    Had the same issue when I got another laptop we hadda upgrade our router to a wireless N.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Top suspect here is having two wireless clients running at the same time. If you're using the Dell wireless client, make sure that WZC in Windows Services is disabled. If you're using WZC, make sure the Dell wireless client isn't running.
     
  4. diamondj

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    This wasn't it - disabled WZC and got nothing after that. Was unable to locate a Dell client in the Dell folder. Any suggestions as to where else to look, what else might be the problem? Thanks...
     
  5. JohnWill

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    See if the Dell client is actually running in Task Manager.
     
  6. diamondj

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    It appears not to be...
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I'd suggest reloading the network drivers with the latest available from Dell.
     
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