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#1 MrClose

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:06 PM

I Know that Vista has and I guess, "Always Will Have" problems with network connections but .. It has gotten ridiculous lately.

My pc is Vista home premium 64bit and is on a Netgear WG111v2 adapter.
An XP in another room is hooked up to the DSL modem and Netgear router.

For a year, I have tried every work-around to fix the well known problem of Vista's losing it's connection when coming out of sleep mode!

I Have been able to get it to .. "Sometimes" wake up and search for a connection without me having to go through the pain in the a$$ manual connection setup. (Notice I said Sometimes? lol)

The problem is .. 'When It Does' wake up and search on it's own .. It always latches on to some weak a$$ signal from a neighbors Belkin wifi!

I then have to Right Click on the connection icon on the task-bar, disconnect from the Belkin and then manually connect to the Netgear signal!

The funny part (NOT) is that my Netgear signal is Always the strongest signal while the Belkin is Always the weak a$$ one!?

Damn adapter picks up Every weak signal in the neighborhood but it Always latches on to the damn Belkin!
(To be honest .. It will sometimes latch onto one of the other 4 or 5 weak a$$ signals in the neighborhood)

I can't find any way to delete or hide the other 4 or 5 weak signals that this thing sees?

Guess I'm just venting here because .. I'm kinda guessing that this is a Forever problem .. After All .. It Is Vista! 8(

(Drivers are up to date)

Thanks for listening everyone.

MC

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:14 AM

Are you using the software of the netgear to manage the connection or are you using Windows to control it? Whichever you are using, I'd use the other one and see if it continues.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

Hi CaveDweller2 and thanks for your response.

When I installed the adapter I went along with the netgear setup.

Should I change to the windows setup and how would I go about doing that ?

I know zilch about this networking stuff!

Thanks Again

MC

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:07 PM

Somewhere in the software that was installed there should be an option to not use it or turn it off or something like that. Don't uninstall it those because sometimes the driver is tied up in that software. Then just use the Vista wireless wizard.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:46 AM

If your only issue with your wireless is that it won't reconnect when you bring your laptop out of sleep mode, then don't put it in sleep mode. It takes maybe 15 - 20 seconds less to bring it out of sleep mode than it does to boot it up from scratch.

Here is how to setup the Vista version of Zero Config.

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