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#1 bluestone

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:00 PM

This problem has plagued me since I first got my new computer w/ Windows XP Home.

I have a wireless connection to a dsl service(Linksys Wireless :thumbsup:. I will boot up my computer, and the wireless connection will be made. In a very short time, I lose my connection to the internet. Upon looking at my wireless connection my computer tells me everything is working fine. The Linksys program tells me that I am connected to the router and to the internet. I will open the Network Connections dialog box, and it tells me that I am connected.

However, I notice that the Wireless Connection 4 line moves from the top of the list to the bottom of the list . (There are 3 entries.) Most often, if I request the connection to be repaired, this takes place and then I am good for the rest of the day. On occassion, however, when I request repair, the dialog box that details the actions being taken will freeze on "diablein connection". At this point I do a soft reboot. This proceeds until the the screen that says "shutting your computer down." Here is freezes. The only thing I can do is turn off the computer for a hard reboot.

Any ideas on this nuisance?

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:06 PM

Are you using this: Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router as your router?

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:53 PM

I had a similair problem like that with my D-Link. Whenever i hit repair the computer would crash and it wouldnt boot until i killed the power bar. I had never found out the cause though.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:57 PM

Why are there 4 wireless connections?

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:47 PM

Orange Blossom, you asked if I were using a G router. I am using a B router. For some reason this software inserted a smiley face (I never use them) when I typed "B"...

Enthusiast, I have 3 connections. One is the Linksys B router, and the second is a LAN connection to another computer, and the third is called "1394 connection" that is disabled. Have no idea what this is or where it came from.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:57 PM

The 1394 connection is for a Firewire connection. Probably a funny looking plug on the front of the computer that you've never used.

Since USB works so well for me, I haven't seen the need for a Firewire device - so I don't use mine either and it's disabled.

Are these other connections "bridged"? If so, that may be a part of the problem. Try removing the network bridge to see if it fixes the problems.

Finally, I'd suggest that you unplug the connection to the other PC and plug that PC into the router. Then you'll be able to disable the other LAN connection.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:03 AM

I would suggest you use the "make a new wireless connection" wizard in your control panel to establish your connection to the router and once it is working delete the other connection, and of course make sure it isn't bridged as usasma advised.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:11 PM

I do not have any bridged connections. I have tried running XP on the new machine w/out the other connected via LAN. Same problem. I have made a new wireless connection several times to no avail. Same problem.

It is a puzzler.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:46 PM

What is the full name of the router? It might be that there is something specific to that router that is causing the problem, just as their is with the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router. Lynksys what Wireless-B Router?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:00 AM

Try connecting the DSL modem directly to the computer and see if you still have the problem.

If that cures the problem it's in the router or dongle or whatever.

If it doesn't - the problem is in the DSL modem or the computer.




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