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Wireless adapter loses connection frequently

By satchmo ยท 7 replies
Aug 22, 2005
  1. I have a Netgear g wireless router and a b adapter (receiver) for my desktop. The adapter loses its connection to the router at sporadic intervals. There isn't any pattern to the connection loss.

    Once the connection is lost, there are several ways to bring it back. One way is to open the Network panel and disable the wireless connection and then re-enable it. The other is to pull the USB wireless receiver from the port and re-inserting it. Another way is to restart the computer.

    Does anyone else experience the same problem? I've asked tons of people, and many people have the same problem, but no one knows how to stop it from happening.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    The same sort of thing happened to my sisters computer. After spending hours getting rid of spyware and virii, it went away and worked fine for a few months. Only to have her get more crap on her computer and now it's disconnecting again. Oh well....

    Just clean up your computer a bit. That helped me out immensly.
  3. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Virus and spyware

    Probably unlike your sister, I am an ultra-geek. I run antivirus (Norton) and anti-spyware (Ad-Aware) frequently, and there is no chance of infestation. I defrag like a maniac, and I search through the registry regularly for hardware conflicts.

    But thanks for the suggestion. It does seem like a common problem.
  4. Xtra

    Xtra TS Rookie Posts: 29

  5. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Booster Posts: 128

  6. sine184

    sine184 TS Enthusiast Posts: 35

    Do you have DHCP enabled or not?
    Whireless routers have sometimes problems with that. Try to enable it if you don't have it already.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    This thread is from 2005 guys. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    hum; a G-mode router accessed by a B-mode client. Some dual mode routers
    have problems with this -- try forcing the Router into stricly B-mode to avoid
    the duality
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