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Wireless Network static noise

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yoggle635, May 24, 2004.

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  1. yoggle635

    yoggle635 Thread Starter

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    I have what I feel is a very strange problem. I am quite knowledgable on computers as well as Wifi, however this problem has stumped me! I have a Compaq presario 1830 laptop. I purchased a cheap wireless pcmcia card for it and successfully connected to my home wireless netgear router. However, when data is transferred (either downloading or uploading), there is some sort of a short or something that comes through the PC speaker. It sort of sounds like static.

    I thought maybe the issue was because of the quality of the network card. I feel that netgear is a pretty good brand, so I took the Microsoft adapter back to Circuit City and replaced it with the Netgear adapter. However, am getting the same problem...any ideas???
     
  2. 10forcash

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    This can be caused by several things, the main culprit could be a 'dry joint' on the motherboard in the vicinity of the audio amplifier, or on the speaker itself or its wiring to the motherboard, next could be the vicinity of the audio wiring to the PCMCIA slot, alternatively, try muting the microphone input, finally, try using with the charge adaptor disconnected
    Cheers,
    10forcash
     
  3. yoggle635

    yoggle635 Thread Starter

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    For more info, see the URL below:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822530

    Thank you for your previous suggestions. I found that my Netgear management software gave me the option to choose the power transmission. I selected "minimum" has the option, and it has significantly reduced the amount of static noise. I can, however, hear it slightly, but it is much better.

    Muting my speakers did not change anything, nor did running solely on battery power or AC power.

    Any other suggestions? Compaq provided a bios flash, and two updates for this problem, but neither of them helped.
     
  4. 10forcash

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    Having read the knowlege base article, it looks like you've got a motherboard problem, have you contacted compaq (HP)?
    Cheers,
    10forcash
     
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