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Wireless Network Connection Keeps Failing


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#1 tntnb

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

Hi:

 

My wife is using an ancient PC with Windows XP. The machine has a host of problems but the most vexing one at the moment is that the Wireless Network Connection keeps failing on her. She will go online and after a few moments she loses her connection. She must constantly "Repair" the connection to stay online.

 

I am not computer savvy at all but I can follow directions. :-)

 

If anyone can help us hobble along a little longer with this old PC, I'd appreciate it greatly. I'll provide as much needed info as I can. Thank you very much.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:01 PM

Is your Router included amongst these...??

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526443/more-hacked-routers-brand/   


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

if no joy from that topic....

 

Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"

 

 

if above doesnt work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista and 7), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.

 

 

 

 

 


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

No, it is a LinkSys router.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

if no joy from that topic....

 

Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"

 

 

if above doesnt work...
Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista and 7), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista and 7, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

At Command Prompt, type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Hit Enter.
Type in:
netsh winsock reset catalog
Hit Enter.

Restart computer.

 

 

 

 

 

OK, I have done the first of the above suggestions. Thank you. If the problem persists, I'll try the second suggestion.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

Hmm. The NETGEAR WNA1100 computer-shaped icon that appears in my tray on the lower-right corner of my taskbar stays red. When I hover the mouse cursor over it, it says "scanning."


Edited by tntnb, 08 March 2014 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

Which browser are you using /?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Which browser are you using /?

Firefox



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

Click on the FireFox button...>> Options..>> Advanced  >>>>  Connection....Configure how FireFox connects to the Internet,..SETTINGS..

 

   No Proxy......should be ticked/selected.....is this the case ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

How long has it been happening? 


Hope this helps thumbup.gif

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

Click on the FireFox button...>> Options..>> Advanced  >>>>  Connection....Configure how FireFox connects to the Internet,..SETTINGS..

 

   No Proxy......should be ticked/selected.....is this the case ?

No, Use System Proxy Settings is selected.

 

Shall I change this to No Proxy?


How long has it been happening? 

The connectivity problem has been happening for a few weeks now.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

Yes - select No Proxy


Hope this helps thumbup.gif

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

Yes - select No Proxy

OK, I have done so. Netgear icon remains red in the tray, apparently scanning continually.


Edited by tntnb, 09 March 2014 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:23 PM

Click on the firefox button again...and select AddOns.....Extensions.   Is there anything there you do not recognize......anything called "mediahint"........also click on plugins and look there for anything you dont recognise

 

 


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

Click on the firefox button again...and select AddOns.....Extensions.   Is there anything there you do not recognize......anything called "mediahint"........also click on plugins and look there for anything you dont recognise

 

 

Nope, nothing there I don't recognize. Nothing called mediahint.






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