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Home WIFI driving me nuts...


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#1 pmarc

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:07 PM

2 XP machines flip online / offline randomly, and frequently, after working ok for a long time. Have changed nothing. And a notebook still gets online ok.

My Network: a remote modem, a closer router, and several Netgear extenders.
Tried re-setting the router - did not help for any of the machines.

Anyway, I'm guessing 1) the XP machines components are starting to fail and one XP machine has other problems, justifying the new one. Plus I now have a really good test in place, using the new machine.

What's the next step, thanx.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 06:27 PM

I guess the next thing I would do would be to see if the problem is with the network connection of the XP machines or something else. The first thing I would do would be to hook them up running a wired connection (long Cat 5 cables are cheap on eBay) and see if you have a problem with that type of connection. If you don't the next thing I would do would be to try a USB Wi-Fi connector on one of the XP machines, this would eliminate the internal Wi-Fi components and software. Past that your best bet may be to buy a new computer to replace the XP machines.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 06:33 PM

How are the XP machines connected?


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

How are the XP machines connected?

Since the title of the thread is "Wi-Fi is driving me nuts" I assume they were connected via Wi-Fi or the title would be something different.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

lol totally missed reading it. that's what I get for doing 3 things at once.

 

 

since I didn't see anything about removing the drivers and rebooting, I'd try that first. In device manager just right click the wireless card and uninstall, then reboot. It will refresh the driver install.


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