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Wireless laptop randomly disconnects

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MarauderX, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. MarauderX

    MarauderX Thread Starter

    Dec 25, 2008
    Dell Inspiron 600m, Win XP SP2, New Belkin wireless G router, only machine with connection problems;
    No nearby phone or trouble with other nearby networks.
    There is one other machine wired to the router.

    The laptop can connect. However, it will disconnect after ~5 minutes. When viewing the wireless networks, it will say that it is connected to the network, however it must not be as I can't open the router page, and it will not ping it.

    Thoughts? Suggestions? What other info do you need?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Some things you can try here.

    1. For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
    2. For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
    3. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
    4. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
    5. Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

    Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.
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