Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
k0409964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 232
Default Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

For some reasons my laptop keeps disconnecting from the wireless router.

It is a Netgear Wireless-G modem router, DG834g,
And my laptop is in the sig below, and Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection is how the laptop connects wirelessly.


the wireless network is on channel 11, should i try changing this as there are quite a few other wireless networks in the area, and i thought it might be interfering.

The security used is WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
should i just use WEP instead and what is the difference.

It never has a problem reconnecting to our network when i go to available wireless connections but some times the access key is not there and you have to cancel and connect again and then the key appears.

So in summary it just disconects and connects at random!!!

Thanks for the help.
__________________

__________________
13 inch MacBook Pro
k0409964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
LukaszR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,833
Send a message via MSN to LukaszR
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

what OS are you running?
__________________

__________________
Desktop - DualBoot: Fedora 15/Windows 7 64bit
Netbook - Windows 7 Professional

www.Cyber-Talk.ca League of Legends and Gaming Community
LukaszR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
k0409964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 232
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

ha sorry XP pro sp3
__________________
13 inch MacBook Pro
k0409964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 02:23 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
LukaszR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,833
Send a message via MSN to LukaszR
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

have you tried using a different wireless connection?

try updating the drivers, by un-installing the current drivers, and install the new ones.

could possibly be a driver problem.
__________________
Desktop - DualBoot: Fedora 15/Windows 7 64bit
Netbook - Windows 7 Professional

www.Cyber-Talk.ca League of Legends and Gaming Community
LukaszR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
k0409964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 232
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

okay cheers, i will update the drivers and let you know how it goes,

I have used other wireless connections and it has been fine, then at my dads house (the wireless network in question is at my mums) it started doing the same thing, but would not reconnect at all until i restarted his router.
__________________
13 inch MacBook Pro
k0409964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 03:25 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
LukaszR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,833
Send a message via MSN to LukaszR
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

well let me know how it goes. if that fails to solve the problem, then it could be your router.
__________________
Desktop - DualBoot: Fedora 15/Windows 7 64bit
Netbook - Windows 7 Professional

www.Cyber-Talk.ca League of Legends and Gaming Community
LukaszR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2008, 05:08 PM   #7
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 30
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

I had this same problem on my Toshiba laptop. Although it had vista. The laptop was maybe 5 inches from router, yet would occasionally disconnect. further investigation resulted me to conclude that either 1. It was a software issue (Vista being.... vista) 2. Drivers 3. Cluttering (Multiple routers in close or within their access point range.) Im not sure if thats possible, running with different channels but who knows.
__________________
ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe nVidia nForce 780a SLI
4gb OCZ 1066mhz,
ASUS EN9800GT UL/HTDP/512M Geforce 9800 GT
Seagate ST3400633A 500gb
AMD Phenom X3 8650 Toliman Triple Core Processor
Rockwall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
In Runtime
 
k0409964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 232
Default Re: Laptop wireless keeps disconecting...

still hav'nt reinstalled drivers yet because i have not had the chance, but i changed from controlling the wireless using the default windows program, to using the intel PROSet/wireless program, and that seems to have fixed the problem, i think.

However i have switched broadband providers from Tiscalli, too Virgin Media and the internet seems to be a lot slower!! very odd, i will however try reinstalling the drivers at the weekend, i'll let you know how that goes.
__________________

__________________
13 inch MacBook Pro
k0409964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0