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Wi-Fi won't stay connected

By sundewzer
Oct 11, 2009
  1. my alienware aurora m9700 running a realtek 8185 wifi adapter won't stay connected for the life of me. It will connect and work just fine for 1 to 5 min the just drops off. If I try to reconnect to the network it says no I don't like you but if i try to connect to a different network first and that fails (neighbors wep wifi, don't know code) it will connect for another couple min. I have has this problem with a few routers so I am sure it is the adapter or some setting I am missing. It use to happen every couple hours and then it really hated to reconnect. I am truly at a lose here any ideas?
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    try reinstalling the driver for the wireless adapter. (this will reset all default parameters as well) Find it in Device Manager, rt click Uninstall. Download a new driver from alienware for your computer and reinstall.
     
  3. sundewzer

    sundewzer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    been there, tried that, no go. thanks though.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    in that case, might just need to buy a new adapter :(
     
  5. sundewzer

    sundewzer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    scratch that. I tried that when I was running xp and I am running 7 now. I am not sure what setting got messed up but it seem to be working now. It drive is just the one that is include in win 7, checked for update online but it couldn't find any.

    Thanks, I was getting very upset having to reconnect every few min. Hopefully it will last!
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    So you mean it just started working again on its own? or you did you do the uninstall/reinstall? just curious now...
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    Whats all this I hear about your wife not staying connected!? why thats out outrageous! i mean its a for better or worse vow for crying out loud.....oh.....wifi....never mind.
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    Ha-Ha

    Makes me think of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiam where Cheryl is reading a draft of her renewed wedding vows to husband Larry

    Cheryl: We'll love each other throughout this lifetime, and even after death through all eternity.
    Larry: You mean this is... this is continuing into the afterlife?
    Cheryl: Yeah, that's the idea. Do you have a problem with that?
    Larry: Eternity? Well, I only signed up for "'til death do us part". I thought this was over at death. I didn't know we went into eternity together.
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93


    LOL Lookin.
    i was going for rosanne rossana danna a'la SNL, ....but that works too !
     
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