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Two laptops two wireless problems

By uch
Apr 4, 2009
  1. HI, i have disucssed this earlier but got no reply so i am tyring again.

    Me and my bro have a home wireless netowkr setup. We both use two laptops which are exactly the same models
    the problem is that while his wirless works fine, my wireless occasionally drops. This usually happens when a runnng program e..g msn or voip, freezes. when i close it, the internet is knocked off. In the device manager, my wirless adaptor is connected while doing a ping says the network card is not connected. To fix the problems i just thave to siwtch it off and on again..

    Note: this is a realtek 8187b wirless card and it only shows on the device manager when i switch it on.

    Now i took both these laptops to a friend's house. My laptop worked fine!!, but my bro's internet ddint even start!!!...it kept on connecting, then disconnecting etc....what is the damn issue!!!
     
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    After updating drivers, I had trouble getting my wifi to talk to my router...
    here is what worked for me.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914440

    The "Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool" resolved in seconds all the connectivity issues I was having.
    Mind you, I prefer Firefox as my browser...
    but MS does make some good stuff.
     
  3. uch

    uch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the quick reply ..but we are running vista home premium :S

    and we also prefer firefox ;)
     
  4. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

  5. uch

    uch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there was absolutely nothing in it!

    please help me
    My computer's internet disconnects,it shows ive tunred off the adaptor but it still shows in the device manager!!!...when i switch it off it doesnt!

    plz helpe me!!
     
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