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    can't connect to WLAN sometimes....

    Howdy!
    I haven't posted here in a little while, but now i got a problem, so I came straight to the place with answers!

    Ok, here's the deal.
    I'm on a Compaq EVO N610c laptop, running WinXP SP2 fully updated, etc. And I installed a Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG WiFi card myself.

    The wireless router I connect to is a netgear WGT624.
    The router's IP is 192.168.0.1, mine is static @ 192.168.0.77.

    Just recently I've been running into the problem of a bad connection. Meaning I'll be surfing the internet or whatever, then all of a sudden I can't load any pages, then I look at my Wireless Connection, it looks connected, so I hit repair, then it can't connect. Then for me to connect again, i HAVE to unplug my router and plug it back in. This has also happened to my dad a bunch of times when he VPN's into work from our house on his laptop.

    This is a very annoying problem, but I have no idea what to look for.
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    Do you have the latest firmware installed on the router? Do you have the latest wireless card drivers installed?

    Are you using torrents or any other p2p program? Have you scanned the computers on the network for viruses?

    Does you dad use the wireless too or plugged directly into the router?

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    Router:
    Hardware Version V3
    Firmware Version V4.2.6_1.0.1

    All updated.


    Intel Wireless 2200BG:
    Version: 9.0.4.17
    All Updated.

    I do run some bT stuff, but never anything constant, and the connection drops whether I use it or not.

    My dad uses a dell laptop. It has the same WiFI card, just the dell one. (Dell 2200BG)



    And my laptop is clean as a whistle. I run AVG Free and ewido with weekly scans.
    And we do have a Dell Dimension P4 @ 2Ghz that is directly into the router. The connection drops on it too.
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    Sounds like an issue with your ISP or modem, have you tried running your connection straight from the modem and bypassing the router all together? or does the connection light drop off the router at any time?
    Last edited by RicheemxX; November 29th, 2006 at 07:32 PM.
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    the connection light never drops on the cable router, and i never have to restart the cable modem, only the router.
    I'll try running the ethernet straight to the cable modem from my laptop the next time it drops and ill see what happens
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    does anyone have any ideas?

    the connection did drop again, this time i think as a direct result at trying to load at least 20 hi-res images from jeepforum.com. It got around halfway into loading all the images, then it stops and i lost connection and couldn't reconnect untill i reset my router.
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    did you get connection drops when connected straight to your modem? its possible your router is overheating? could just be a bad router
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    I'm beginning to think this is a problem with the laptop itself. My cousin has the same laptop and has the exact same problem. I've updated the laptop drivers as well as firmware on his dlink and it still drops connection with heavy loads.
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    hmmmm, i dunno about that.

    i can't stay connected to xbox live for any length of time either. But my PC which is ethernet into the router never drops under heavy load. (it only drops when something else makes the router drop)

    so i would think it's something to do with the wireless part of the router...

    edit: and seeing how restarting my laptop doesn't help it at all, i would say it's the router. and one of my neighbors has wifi and even when my wifi drops i can connect to his...
    Last edited by GH0STce11; January 13th, 2007 at 02:46 AM.
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    does anyone have any ideas?

    is something wrong with the wireless settings on either my laptop or router?
    anything i could try to fix it?
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