Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:07 PM
I bought a new wireless router and notebook card adapter 1 month ago. Setup went great, everything worked perfectly for 3 weeks, then the problems started. For some reason, my laptop doesn't get a strong signal from the router anymore (I guess). Now if I want to get on the internet I have to use my Cat5e cable and directly connect my laptop to my router. Without the ethernet cable connecting both devices, then I would have no internet, i'd be stuck offline.
I don't know why this happened, especially after 3 weeks of perfect operation. This occurred out-of-the-blue, because I wasn't messing with any setting changes or anything else. Here's a list of the devices in question:
Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop with Windows XP SP2
D-Link wireless N broadband router
Model No.: DIR-615
Hardware Version: C1
Firmware Version: 3.01
D-Link cardbus adapter
Model No.: DWA-642
Hardware Version: A2
Firmware Version: 2.10
My network is encrypted with WPA-PSK
Can someone please help me?