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#1 bdel64

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:44 PM

I have a Sharp Actius RD-10 laptop with a built in 802 11b wireless card
This has worked great for the last 6 months but latley it will let me connect to the internet for about 15 minutes -- I than have to reboot to get connected again.
it just keeps going in this cycle.
any suggestions would be great...

I have deleted all network connections and reinstalled the one that I need to use to no avail

would it make a difference if I hap the WEP active???

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:46 PM

No wep would not make a difference. That is just for encryption. Are you using windows xp to manage the wireless connection or are you using the laptops/wireless cards software?

For example I disabled the windows xp wireless support as it was doing what you describe and use linksys's software instead.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:08 PM

please remember -- I am a novice

if this is easy to explain how to do
could you tell me

Thanks

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:20 AM

I have disabled the XP wireless support and am only using the lynksis software

but nothing has changed

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:56 PM

Are you using a linksys router? Configure the router with ssid and set it not to broadcast it. Then in the linksys software make sure you enter that same ssid. See if that helps

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 04:11 PM

using a linksys 802.11b access point
the only thing that it allows me to change is the WEP (on or off)

talked to a computer store and they said to upgrade to 802.11a and it would be fixed

is this true???

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:08 AM

No ... there is no reason why that should make a difference. Did you hard code the ssid from the linksys access point into your software on your computer?

Also go to linksys's site and see if there is a new firmware for it.




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