I have recently run into a problem that is beginning to annoy me. I had to replace my laptop because the backlight inverter went out on my old one. I did, with a similar model. A refurbished computer, because I'm far too poor to afford a proper computer, and also because I hate Windows Vista. I'm happy with Windows XP.
At first all went fine, I set up my wireless connection, and it worked. However, as time went on, it became increasingly difficult to remain connected to the wireless network for long periods of time. At this point it's gotten where, at its worst, it's difficult to remain connected for more than two hours. I had thought it was simply the wifi modem in the computer deciding it didn't like the new IP address. But an IP address shouldn't cycle more than twice a day, should it?
There are a variety of issues that arise when it misbehaves. Sometimes it will kick me off and refuse to acquire the new IP address. Other times it will kick me off and claim there are no networks at all that it can pick up. I can temporarily repair this and get back online by going to Control Panel --> Networks and Connections, and disabling my wireless connection and then re-enabling it. But though that solves the symptoms temporarily, the fact remains that it is continually kicking me off, and it is becoming worse.
There is another computer wirelessly connected to the modem -- and it's on the second channel that the router uses, so it isn't interfering with my signal -- and it has never had issues of this kind. Additionally, there is a computer on a wired connection to the router and it remains connected as long as its operator wishes. I have attempted to power cycle the modem, power cycle the router, change the router's channels, with no appreciable difference. I can only assume, based on this, that it is not the router or the modem, but something going wrong with my computer.
Now. As for the information asked for in the pinned topic:
Make/Model of Computer: Dell D620
How The Computer Is Connected: The computer is connected wirelessly.
Make/Model of Router: Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Approx. Distance from Computer: Between 6-10 feet
Type of Internet: Cable
Result.txt should be attached to this post. Thank you in advance for any assistance that may be able to be provided.
Edited by DariRyu, 17 April 2013 - 10:20 PM.