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Laptop Not Connecting To Wireless Network Correctly


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#1 Paracitefluke

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 05:01 PM

I'm using an ACER Aspire 5002LMi. The router I'm usimng is D-Link Di614+. Everytime I connect to the wireless network, it works for the first 20 or 30 minutes, then I become disconnected from the network. The only way I can fix it is restarting or disable then enable wireless connections. I did most of the things that should be correct. But for some reason it connects, the icon for wireless connection on taskbar is green, but when it's disconnected it has the red x on it. Thanks for helping.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:11 PM

This, as I have found out, is a common issue among people who live close to their neighbors. I don't know if this is the case with you, but more than likely someone is using your wireless and kicking you off. Try making the wireless secure. If you need help, you can contact D-Link and have them run you through it. If this doesn't work, it may be something else.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:29 PM

Be sure you are using the most current driver available for your wireless card. Go to the manufacturer's website to download it.
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#4 Paracitefluke

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 10:47 PM

for some reason I can't do a windows update, it's asking me if I want to register or install missing items. I also am not sure of what wireless card I have in this laptop... I'll go check it out as well.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:02 PM

You can get information on your router here:
http://support.dlink.com/products/revision.asp

Set your security to allow only the mac numbers of your computers.

You may be able to obtain information on the wireless card you have installed in your computer using the device manager.

What is Windows Update telling you to install?

Edited by Enthusiast, 16 April 2006 - 11:03 PM.


#6 Paracitefluke

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:59 AM

You can get information on your router here:
http://support.dlink.com/products/revision.asp

Set your security to allow only the mac numbers of your computers.

You may be able to obtain information on the wireless card you have installed in your computer using the device manager.

What is Windows Update telling you to install?


I fixed it, it told me to install update files it couldn't find. But somehow I fixed it.

I also allowed only the mac numbers of the computers. I did everything that should be right on my router. It's just the wireless card. I think I might've fixed it now, but I have to re-check it again.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 05:22 AM

Installing the mac numbers would eliminate miscreants from stealing your bandwidth leaving it for your computers.

What did you do to fix the wireless card?

Also - you need to have ALL critical updates applicable to your op system.




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