Networking issue - one computer has issues with connection

By treeski
Sep 7, 2010
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  1. Hey all,
    I have a wireless/wired network setup in my apartment. There are 3 computers connected to through wireless, and one connected through an ethernet cable. I'm having issues with only one of the wireless computers. It will connect fine, and work with a full internet connection. But if I take the netbook out of my apartment, or put it to sleep (or some other method of temporarily severing the connection) it has issues reconnecting beyond a local connection.

    Restarting the computer, automatically getting new IP settings from the network adapter, resetting the network adapter, or disconnecting and reconnecting from the network don't help at all. It seems the only way to re-establish an internet connection (beyond local only connection) is to reset the router.

    None of the other computers on the network are experiencing any issues at all.

    Any suggestions? Thanks much :)
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,578   +76

    What OS?
    Laptop or desktop?
    What Router to you have?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    look for an update driver for the wifi adapter
  4. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 867   +128

    The router is a Trendnet 11g - I can check the exact model later.
    The computer with issues is a laptop running Windows Vista. The rest of the computers are running Windows 7.
    I'll look for a driver update right now.
    Thanks -
  5. EDO219

    EDO219 Newcomer, in training Posts: 298

    My account is still too n00b to post urls. lol

    1.) Go to Google.
    2.) Search for "Trendnet 11g"
    3.) First result should read "TRENDnet Support for Microsoft Vista"

    Hopefully, your particular model is one that has an available update.


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