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Wireless connection puzzling problem.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cumulo, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. cumulo

    cumulo Thread Starter

    Sep 1, 2004

    Any suggestions gratefully received!

    I use my Compaq laptop with either a Netgear WG511T or Linksys PCMCIA wireless card and at many locations and with many wireless routers. The probem I encounter is both regular and intermittent and is independent of which card or which network I attempt to connect to.

    The problem is that when attempting to connect to the network, the network will just 'vanish' (When I click to connect with the Netgear software) and whilst rescanning finds it again, will disappear again on multiple connect attempts. When using the linksys card which utilises XP's own wireless functions, it would seem that the same is happening.

    However, if one removes and re-installs the wireless card multiple times (Sometimes 50 plus attempts are required!) then eventually the connection will establish and be fine!

    Hardware/motherboard? Any known XP issues? etc etc

    Thanks in advance

  2. skinnywhiteboy


    Jan 26, 2001
    Have you tried changing the channel on your wireless router??
  3. bearqst


    May 21, 2004
    Also might check on the drivers your using from Netgear and Linksys. One of our WiFi subnets was acting in a similar fashion, discovered that the Linksys systems (original install) was running spanning tree by default. Updated, turned off spanning tree and worked fine.
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