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Wireless Drops about every 5-minutes...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by txaviator, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. txaviator

    txaviator Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2010
    Thanks in advance for any help you may offer.

    I have a brand-new Acer M3800 Desktop, running Vista. 4gb RAM, and a Pentium Dual Core processor.
    I have a wireless Linksys card in the computer. Attached to this card, I also have an outdoor Linksys antenna, versus the little rubber antenna that came attached to the card.

    My neighbor at my office (literally 80 feet away) has DSL service inbound to his facility. I split the bill with him, and connect to his router and outdoor antenna wirelessly. He has the same set-up on his side on antennas. He has a DSL router hooked to his system, which allows me to connect to DSL.

    From antenna to antenna, we are at 80 feet. I have a BLASTING signal from my computer to his. It can't go any higher. I can connect to his router and gain the Internet, but every few minutes I lose my Internet connection. It is very frustrating. Again, I have great wireless signal, so this isn't the issue. It must be some setting within my PC? His desktop on his side, hooked right into his DSL router, never loses Internet connectivity...only mine. What I do to correct the problem, is click on the two little blue computer icons in the lower right of my screen. I disconnect, reconnect, and still nothing. However, if I do this same sequence one more time, I always connect? I am good for about 5-minutes on Internet, then it drops me for some strange reason.

    Any idea what could be wrong? PLEASE help if you can. By the way: the guy I connecting to his router? He is a computer repairman for a living, and he can't figure out what the deal is either.

    Thanks to all,

    Gary in Texas
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Our forum rules include the sentence:

    So, we need to see if and why your situation is an exception; maybe a link to the ISP's terms of service.
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