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Long Connection Time For Laptop To Wireless Router


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#1 rsd79

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:03 AM

It takes me 2-5 minutes on average for me to connect wirelessly from my laptop to my d-link dir-615 wireless router. Do you think the problem is incompatibility with my Realtek Wireless card? My desktop, which is wired to the lan port, works fine. I can play online games on my Nintendo Wii, without any problems; it is connected wirelessly. I have WPA2/AES encryption for my Laptop.

My laptop is a Gateway MX3410.
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:55 PM

Hi rsd79, it could be a few things. First off, have you tried connecting to another wireless network with your laptop? Just to make sure your network card and/or driver isn't just slow on its own.

It could partially depend on the encryption format and key that you are using. For example, some systems connect more quickly to WEP than WPA so if you know that your computer connects quickly to other networks, you could try changing that setting.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:26 PM

It sounds like you may have another wireless network in the area that is set as the 'preferred network'. The signal is just enough that the laptop tries to connect, but the signal may continuously bounce so the PC will lose visibility to the router, stop trying to connect, gain visibility, try to connect etc.

Double click your wireless card under network settings. Click properties and go to the wireless networks tab. Under preferred networks, make sure the one you are actually trying to connect to is first in the list. Get rid of any other networks that shouldn't be there.
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