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Wireless connection drops out

Discussion in 'Networking' started by otherguy, Nov 1, 2008.

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  1. otherguy

    otherguy Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop accesses the internet via a Linksys WRT160Nv2 router. My wireless connection drops out all the time (the hard wired computer never loses its connection ). I believe it happens when a neighbor or neighbor try to access their wireless connection.

    I want to configure my laptop and router so that I don't have drop outs.

    Here are my basis wireless settings on the router:

    Wireless Configuration: Manual
    Network Mode: Mixed
    Network Name (SSID): xxxxxx
    Radio Band: Standard - 20 MHZ Channel
    Wide Channel: 3 (but its is darked out)
    Standard Channel: 11 - 2.262GHZ
    SSID Broadcast: Disabled

    Also, under wireless security:

    WPA2 personal

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. otherguy

    otherguy Thread Starter

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    Windows IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DJ37H091

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-C4-28-F8

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.108

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.71.226

    68.87.73.242



    Ping test:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ipconfig/all >C:\RESULT.TXT

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ping 192.168.1.1

    Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The usual cause is wireless interference. I'd start by trying different channels. In the US, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 for minimal interference between channels.
     
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