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Wireless IP Address Keeps Cutting In and Out? Help pls!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by THEZAMMAN, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. THEZAMMAN

    THEZAMMAN Member

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    ok im going crazy here cuz my laptop works well at work and other places which seem to have a couple of ssid's...at home my cpu picks up @15 networks...i have my network secured and linked up correctly but i seem to lose my ip address alot when i use it around the apartment

    i have a tosiba satellite m35-s456 laptop...comes with an intel pro set wireless card...a linksys router and alot of frustration in using it in front of my tv lol

    help pls!
     
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    steimy Active member

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    im pretty sure i have all the security settings right because i would go a full day with no problems then a couple of days with in and out service...to clarify my desktop doesnt lose any connection...its only my laptop that does from time to time...do i have to set my laptop for sharing as well or just my desktop or both? it works everywhere else but my apartment :(
     
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    maybe check to see if theres updated drivers for your network card? that might help
     
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    you would only have to set it up on the PC as that is the system sharing a connection.
    Checking for newer firmware versions for your router is a good option as well.

    I have a linksys router myself and it works great with all my wireless devices. If the laptop workd fine everywhere else then you can rule out the card in the laptop for sure.

    So possible the router itself or just the distance you are from it. How is the signal strength when you are connected?
     
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    the signal strength is "excellent" and im just in another room in a nyc apartment? i will try updating everything soon and ill be back...thx
     
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    dumb question...is it beneficial to setup my desktop and laptop on a network cuz i dont need to share files and stuff...will it help my connection problems?
     
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    not really unless you want to transfer files, which is a nice feature but most people don't need it. And no i do not think it would help much with the connection cutting in and out.
     
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    so far its holding up by updating my cards firmware...i cant believe it picks up 19 routers in the area lol
     

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