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#1 waqnis

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Dell Dimension 8400

Running Win XP (Home), SP3

Wireless G PCI Adapter (Linksys)

 

Connection has become very unstable. I am on it now and running OK (usually that is the case when I disable it before turning off the PC at night and restart in the morning). Then I lose connectivity and it  requires very frequent "repair", renewal of IP and DNS.

 

Went through the forum (under the topic  Wireless Connection Problem) 10 days ago and I was guided by Cavedweller 2. Problem was resolved after going to Device Manager, uninstalling the wireless card and rebooting. 

 

After that it performed fine for a week.  The problem resurfaced a few days back.

 

No problem with LAN. 

 

MBAM shows no infection.

 

With all the time and frustration with this issue, wonder if disabling the wireless card and installation of an USB Wireless N Adapter could resolve the problem?  

 

Please advise.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:06 PM

The USB Wireless N Adapter could solve the problem. Your card could have gone bad and is on the verge of totally quitting. The only way to find out is to actually get an adapter and try it.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

What I'd do is order a USB dongle, for less than $15 you can't really lose. While you wait for it to be delivered, check the Linksys site for new drivers/software, download it, uninstall the card from device manager, uninstall the software from Add/Remove programs, shut the PC down, open the case, physically remove the card, start the PC up, once it's fully booted shut it down, put the card back in, boot up again, install the drivers/software, and see if that fixes it. That should take like 20 mins depending on boot time. I would do this because I am very comfortable opening my case and poking around in there, if you aren't then don't. just order the dongle and wait. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

Update:

 

After running fine for about two hours it crashed. 

 

I am back after going through the "repair" drill. Based on experience the last few days the crashes will become more frequent in the hours ahead. 



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

Based on comments above, I will try the USB adapter and report the outcome.

 

Greatly appreciate your assistance.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

CaveDweller2

 

According to Linksys, my driver is current.

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

Ok I kind of figured you would, you could still do what I said other than time there's nothing to lose.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:14 AM

With all the time and frustration with this issue, wonder if disabling the wireless

card and installation of an USB Wireless N Adapter could resolve the problem?

 please give edivise

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