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DW Dual Band wifi card keeps dropping connection


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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

Hey all me again this time with some weird troubles, On my laptop I have a Dell Wireless Dual Band Minicard {1490 number} and it keeps dropping my connection to my wifi network. For a time it worked OK, it showed a steady 36/100 signal speed or better any time of day with a Good to Very Good signal strength. It was mere hours ago when the connection started to just stop staying connected to anything, The signal kept disappearing and saying I was disconnected. I checked my router, the thing is working perfectly.

Then I updated to thle astest update for my wireless adapter, {2010 was the last driver update} Now, even with the updated driver, the thing STILL wont keep about 36/100 or better and now will drop to 5.5/100 or less on a Very Good strength. What the hell is wrong with my adapter ? Is it fixable ? Is it replaceable for cheap ?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Could be interference from a new RF source either yours or a neighbors. Try switching channels on the router to see if that helps.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Tried that, no good, connect dropped completely when I set the router to automatic, or even another channel. I have it on channel 11, but even then it is hard for me to get here of all places. I used to have a good solid connection any where in my house, but something is forcing me to eiither plug in, or worse, get closer to the danged router when I want to be in the dining room or bedroom.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

f there is no new interference then the only real suspects are a failing router or a failing WNIC. If possible trying using another wireless device to see where the problem lies. if it works fine then we know the problem is in the laptop. If is experiences the same lack of connectivity then the router is probably to blame. If it is the router. I would do a firmware update the reset it to factory defaults, and finally set it up for your typical settings.
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