Wireless connection problem & non problem!!

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goldandblack

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Hi All,

New here, after some help if possible as I am baffled!

I have had the same internet connection for the past 18 months with the same isp without a problem. However, over the last 2 weeks i have started to incur connection intermittently dropping every 10 minutes, and then reconnecting a minute later! This is very frustrating when trying to play poker and such like!

the problem i am experiencing this on is my laptop that is used downstairs wirelessly. I also have a pc that is situated upstairs, and is also connected to the same router wirelessly but i experience no problems on this! connection is fine!

if this is the case, what could have gone wrong with my laptop? could it still be a wireless connection problem? i have already tried CH1, CH6, CH11 & CH13 but without success. SKY have also carried out a line test and all seems to be fine.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Frankie
 

TerryNet

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Do you have the same problem with an ethernet connection?

Do you have the same problem when in the same room as the router?

When you have a connection and when you do not ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

goldandblack

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Thanks for getting back to me.

This is the ip config when the connection is interrupted

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\frankie laptop>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : frankie
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-A0-75-B0
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 December 2012 17:07:09
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 December 2012 17:07:09
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-5C-5F-52
 

TerryNet

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Use channel 11. There's no point in challenging all those strong channel 1 networks.

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.
 

goldandblack

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I have already tried channel 11 without success. I have also tried auto, channel 1, channel 6 &13
 
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