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wireless network works when it wants

Discussion in 'Networking' started by exilr8, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. exilr8

    exilr8 Thread Starter

    Apr 23, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I have a Netgear RangeMax Wireless router - with cable connection to my desktop computer - internet is working fine.

    My previous laptop (HP pavilion something...) rarely if every dropped out. I just got a new laptop (HP Pavilioin DV6), and am using it in the exact same building. The computer says its connected to the wireless network. The little internet globe is on the two computers.

    However quite often, webpages will just not load. They dont come up with error messages - just blank. When I click repair network, it says there is nothing wrong.

    Then later it will just work normally.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks alot
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I'm going to assume wireless to the desktop.

    Some things you can try here, listed in the order you should try them.

    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 network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.
    4. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
    5. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

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