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#1 Guest_mssecret105_*

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 05:36 PM

I'm connected to a wireless network with the Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter and recently, for some strange reason, my internet would disconnect. At first, I thought that it was the computer's problem so I had it restored yesterday but the same problem appeared again. When the internet's disconnected, I cannot open the Linksys monitor and when I try to click on the little computer icon for wireless networks at the bottom of the screen, the usual window doesnt pop up. Then when I try to turn my computer off, nothing happens & I have to shut it down manually. Also, (this happened after I restored my computer) I can't get onto the Google website with both IE & Firefox & the Google toolbar doesn't work either.

Does anyone have any clue as to what's going on with my computer & the internet?

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#2 usasma

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:56 AM

When connected try this free tool to scan for issues: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/too...gd/default.mspx
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:15 PM

Thanks usasma for the free tool.. After running the test, it says that the "Network Address Translator Type" is not supported. However, it says "A result of "Not supported" in this test does not impact your basic Internet connectivity." so I am guessing that this is not the problem....

By the way, accessing Google is no longer a problem..

However, I have noticed that even if I leave my computer idle for a short period of time, the problems I have mentioned before in my first post occurs.

Any other suggestions?

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 09:49 PM

If you have a firewall installed, try disconnecting it. I've seen "zonealarm" crash my computer and had to install "Sygate" instead. I had a pcmcia d-link card on a laptop that had a little "Dlink" icon on the taskbar that showed when the computerwas connected to the net. This little taskbar icon display (which installed with the drivers from Dlink) somehow interfears with the windows task bar icon and would crash my computer when a wireless accesspoint was detected. All I did was to delete this taskbar icon by right clicking it and choosing "delete". You can keep it from loading on boot up by taking it out of the "startup" folder. This did NOT delete the driver for the Dlink card nor does it stop the driver from being loaded at bootup, it just keeps that taskbar display from loading. I have had great service with this Dlink card ever since doing the above deletion.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 07:38 AM

There may be an issue with compatibility of your router with IPv6 (this is one issue that the Network Address Translator Type test will show) - or even your ISP's compatibility. If so, try disabling IPv6 on your network card in your system. IPv6 (AFAIK) is only required for Meeting Space in Vista - all other programs should work fine without it.

Also, just for "surety", I'd suggest disabling the DHCP Broadcast Flag using these instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233

Edited by usasma, 22 July 2007 - 07:38 AM.

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