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Wireless internet connection problems...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by titoman, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    So my wireless internet keeps getting disconnected... but the connection doesn't get disconnected, it says connected but i can't access any websites or if i'm using torrents, the download drops to 0... and this just happens randomly, most of the time i have to restart the laptop to make it work again...

    I think there is a problem with my laptop, or my wireless card.. because my dad's laptop is next room and his works perfectly, the other laptop in our house works with no problems at all too...

    I have been doin everything to fix this problem, i formatted the laptop but nothing helps...

    i hope someone can help
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Please supply the following info.

    The name of your ISP and country of residence.
    Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
    Make/model of the router (if any).
    Connection type, wired, wireless.
    Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
    Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
    Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.
     
  3. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    Please supply the following info.

    The name of your ISP and country of residence.
    --- Mountain Cablevision.--- Ontario, Canada

    Make/model of the router (if any).
    --- The router is D-Link DI-624 Ver.C... it's a cable internet

    Connection type, wired, wireless.
    --- Wireless

    Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
    --- Atheros AR5005GS

    Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
    --- It's a Toshiba laptop... Model # M40X

    Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.
    ---Windows XP Home SP2

    Thnx for the help guys... This problem has been drivin me crazy
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Have you tried a wired connection to see if this is wireless interference? When it stops working, do this.

    Try these simple tests.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    PING 216.109.112.135

    Tell us the results.

    PING yahoo.com

    Tell us the results.


    Also, I'd like to see this.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    Here's the first ping results...
    here's the one for yahoo

    and this is the ipconfig stuff

    Btw, these ping results are when the internet is runnin fine... I'm gonna get the ping results for you when the internet slows down to a crawl...

    Also i connected this laptop to the router with a wire, and i had no problems with the connection... Internet ran smooth
     
  6. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    I did the following pings when the internet slowed down and when no pages were opening...

     
  7. JohnWill

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    I'm thinking malware/spyware now, that all seems normal, and you're still connected, since you can ping Yahoo by name.

    How about posting a HijackThis 1.99.1 log here?
     
  8. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    i formatted the laptop... deleted everythin and reinsralled windows to solve this problem like 2 days ago though...
     
  9. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, I'm confused. I have no idea what's going on here...
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Try laying off the p2p programs for a couple days and see if the slowdown problems keep happening.
     
  11. titoman

    titoman Thread Starter

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    yeah i'll do that, but because of this connection problems, i haven't even been using torrents for a while... but it still happens... like after i formatted, i didn't download utorrent... but after some connection drops, i realized torrents wasn't the problem... so i just download utorrent anyways...
     
  12. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have from the Toshiba web site the latest driver for your wireless adapter.

    When the slowdowns occur, scan for available networks and see if maybe somebody has started up a network on the same (or close) channel that you are using.
     
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