Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:40 PM
Hi all, I am hoping someone will have some brilliant solution to my intermittent problem. I hate intermittent problems, they are so hard to work out!
My husband's laptop has a built in wireless connection. Most of the time it is ok, but periodically, it will just "hang". He will be on the internet and surfing around just fine, then he'll click on something and firefox will return a page not found error. Many times it is for a page that he regularly visits and I am able to visit it on my laptop so I know the page is ok.
Here are his specs:
HP Pavilion DV1000
Win XP Pro SP2
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.6 Ghz
2 GB RAM
Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG Network Connection
NOTE: THIS LAPTOP CAME WITH XP HOME SO WHEN I INSTALLED XP PRO, I HAD TO FIND AND INSTALL ALL THE DRIVERS FOR THE HARDWARE. Also, I have done this once before with no trouble, then we had a HD failure and got a new one under warranty so I had to do it all again.
Here is what I have done, and also what I have noticed. (I used to be a low level techie in a previous life so I do know a few troubleshooting tricks).
I HAVE NOTICED: the system tray icon for the wireless used to stay lit up constantly while connected, now it will flash on and off, mostly stays off. When I hover over it, it tells me it is connected with excellent signal strength.
I have done these things:
1. Disabled and re-enabled the wireless
2. In Device mgr, changed the Power Management from Low (default) to 2 notches below High
3. In Wireless Connection Properties, Wireless Networks Tab, properties for our network, changed the Network Authentication from WPA-PSK to WPA. NOTE: When I go back in, it is changed back to WPA-PSK.
4. I uninstalled the driver and when I rebooted, the system found it and installed it PNP
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