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Old 09-10-2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Wireless Connection Drops, Restarts, Drops


My brand new Dell laptop connected to my Road Runner/Motorola Wireless Cable Modem flawlessly, using XP w/SP2. Recently, though, I've had problems. The laptop connects to the wireless network. Then, after about 10 to 30 seconds, it disconnects, and tries again. Sometimes it connects long enough for me to view a webpage, then it hangs and disconnects and repeats the process. Any ideas on why this is happening? I've tried using the laptop from 5 to 15 feet away from the modem, and it's doing this everywhere all of a sudden.

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Old 09-11-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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Is this happening only on your modem, or are you experiencing this problem on other wireless networks at other places? I'd consider re-installing the drivers for your wireless adapter. A number of things could be causing this, another RF signal conflicting like a cordless phone, or even a neighboring wireless router.

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Old 09-14-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wireless Connection Drops, Restarts, Drops

bandwidth interference by: cordless phones, microwaves, walkie talkies, and yes, other routers/AP's in the immediate area. Not commonly known, but pine needles, such as a xmas tree next to the router or the laptop....fun stuff
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