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Wireless connection to 8710 HP Workstation via mobile hotspot timing out

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cga, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. cga

    cga Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have an HP 8710 Workstation laptop running WindowsXP that just recently starting having problems maintaining an internet connection with my ATT Elevate mobile hotspot. My internet connection will work for 1-2 minutes and then end up timing out. I then have to disconnect and then reconnect to the wireless network to get connectivity. I was using was my laptop's built-in wifi card (Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN) when this was occurring, then switched to a wifi adapter (Linksys AE1000) and still the problem persists. I contacted ATT and they checked the cell towers, nothing is wrong and everything seems to be working. I've tried upgrading all the drivers, still no success. I am formerly a Mac person, so the world of PC networking is very convoluted to me. I'd appreciate any troubleshooting suggestions. The mobile hotspot works fine with the G5 Mac I have using a wifi adapter (no time-outs). I believe there's a setting screwy with my laptop that I just can't pinpoint.

  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
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