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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Skynrd, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. Skynrd

    Skynrd Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2010
    I have a Dlink 4 port wireless router. I purchased a USB WIFI adapter. I was able to setup on laptop worked no problem plugged adapter into another computer worked for a while. At first my network was just fine then switching WIFI USB from one computer to the other I was able to see router but starting getting intermitent connection to Internet thru firefox or internet explorer. Now I lost my complete home network which I configured in the first place by myself. But now the only way I'm getting online is if I connect directly to my cable modem. Can't recover or even detect router.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Is there a possibility that someone may be running a wireless access point within a few hundred feet of your computer? If so, they may be on the same or adjacent channel and interfering with your connection. A free program like Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector running on your laptop would tell you the signal strength of the connection between your computer and router. Temporarily turning off the router or just turning its Wireless section off, would let you use the software to tell you if another wireless access point was running on the same or adjacent channel. In such case you could change the channel number used by your router to an open channel.
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