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Wireless connection problem & non problem!!

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  1. goldandblack

    goldandblack Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. goldandblack

    goldandblack Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. goldandblack

    goldandblack Thread Starter

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    attached is the wifi scanner report.

    Any suggestions are welcome,

    Thanks in advance
     

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  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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