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My Connection Issue - I Have Only One!

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#1 jeepster


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Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:50 AM

For a while now I have been unable to connect my laptop to the internet for any length of time. The longest it will connect is 2 minutes. It used to work perfectly as it's fairly new, but here's what happened:

I used to use the wireless network at home as my laptop has an internal wireless card. I also sometimes used to connect to the router via a cable. Then, I downloaded a version of IE7 and anything remotely associated with my Internet stopped working...even my copy of Firefox.

I moved house, a lot happened and now I am back on a different wireless network. When I turn my laptop on, it can see at least six different networks including mine which it refuses (most of the time) to connect to. When it does, it connects at 54mbps, then drops to 11, then 5.5, then 2 and then 1Mbps where it hangs around for a while and then disconnects. This is what I cannot fix.

What have I tried?
I have; reinstalled XP totally from scratch, uninstalled all my internet programs, formatted my hard drive, disabled my wireless connection and used a different driver, recently bought a fully functioning external wireless card which experiences the same drop in transfer rate and then cuts out.

This is very annoying because, my flatmate's laptop works perfectly. Mine never works.

Help, what is the best thing for me to do?

thanks, all comments welcome.


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Edited by acklan, 03 May 2007 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:14 AM

Have you tried downloading firmware updates for both your router and the wifi card that is in your notebook?
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:24 AM

if its alot of networks coming up it could be interference. Try changing your wireless network channel. (hint: router settings)

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 01:38 AM

In some countries channel 13 is reserved for laptops..(Europe)

Try the following

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

Since you are on a different network did you allow that network in yur firewall?

Try flushing your DNScache

go to START RUN type cmd and in the blackbox type ipconfig /flushdns

Most Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock settings due to the installation of a networking software or Malware infestation.

If your using Windows XP SP2, log on as an administrator.
Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
Press OK or Hit ENTER.
A dos Window will appear. Type or copy/paste the following: netsh winsock reset
When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset."
Close the command box and reboot your computer.

if no avail try :

go to START RUN type cmd and in the blackbox
step 1 ipconfig /renew
step 2 ipconfig /all

and post what you get overhere

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Edited by acklan, 03 May 2007 - 07:36 AM.

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