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October 6, 2004 9:03:02 AM

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I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless card
is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the connection
and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3 other
networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card is
picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?

Thanks,
Chris
October 7, 2004 1:00:00 AM

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change channel

mike

"Chris Oster" <Chris Oster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C69FAA19-3637-4520-8724-1E3842E04ED0@microsoft.com...
> I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless
card
> is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
connection
> and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3
other
> networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card is
> picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris


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Anonymous
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October 7, 2004 11:41:19 PM

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Tried that...same problem. My laptop (running XP Pro) doesn't have this
problem at all, even when the two are in the same room. What causes XP to
just drop the connection completely? It's a pain in the rear end, especially
because I can't download everything if I can only keep a network connection
for five minutes at a time.

"mike" wrote:

> change channel
>
> mike
>
> "Chris Oster" <Chris Oster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C69FAA19-3637-4520-8724-1E3842E04ED0@microsoft.com...
> > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless
> card
> > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
> connection
> > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3
> other
> > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card is
> > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
>
>
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> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
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October 8, 2004 5:15:02 PM

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Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
"change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts.
Thanks

"Chris Oster" wrote:

> I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless card
> is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the connection
> and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3 other
> networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card is
> picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
October 9, 2004 12:37:03 AM

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well what happened when you did change channel?
the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.

mike

"Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
> "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts.
> Thanks
>
> "Chris Oster" wrote:
>
> > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless
card
> > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
connection
> > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3
other
> > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card
is
> > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris


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October 9, 2004 12:37:04 AM

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Mike - No difference moving to channel 1 from channel 6. Funny thing is,
problem only came up last night (I've been on wireless for over 1 year). My
son who's away at university and has a wireless router setup in his dorm room
called last night and asked if I knew what was wrong because coincidentally
he just had the exact same issue come up yesterday. His situation might be a
little different as I'm sure there are numerous wireless routers in his
residence, but what a coincidence that his problem comes up the same day as I
encounter it at home (he's 300 miles away).

Thanks for your response. ...Sandy

"mike" wrote:

> well what happened when you did change channel?
> the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
> how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.
>
> mike
>
> "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> > Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
> > "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts.
> > Thanks
> >
> > "Chris Oster" wrote:
> >
> > > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My wireless
> card
> > > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
> connection
> > > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are 3
> other
> > > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless card
> is
> > > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 07/10/2004
>
>
>
October 9, 2004 3:55:29 AM

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not this poxy SP2 for winxp is it?
causing alot of grief with wireless stuff.
mike

"Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6371530C-DEDC-4EE0-B12A-A714362AD9C7@microsoft.com...
> Mike - No difference moving to channel 1 from channel 6. Funny thing is,
> problem only came up last night (I've been on wireless for over 1 year).
My
> son who's away at university and has a wireless router setup in his dorm
room
> called last night and asked if I knew what was wrong because
coincidentally
> he just had the exact same issue come up yesterday. His situation might be
a
> little different as I'm sure there are numerous wireless routers in his
> residence, but what a coincidence that his problem comes up the same day
as I
> encounter it at home (he's 300 miles away).
>
> Thanks for your response. ...Sandy
>
> "mike" wrote:
>
> > well what happened when you did change channel?
> > the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
> > how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.
> >
> > mike
> >
> > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> > > Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
> > > "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me
nuts.
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > "Chris Oster" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My
wireless
> > card
> > > > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
> > connection
> > > > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are
3
> > other
> > > > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless
card
> > is
> > > > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Chris
> >
> >
> > ---
> > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 07/10/2004
> >
> >
> >


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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
October 9, 2004 3:55:30 AM

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Nope...don't have SP2. I did manage to figure it out, though...I had the
Windows firewall turned on for this connection. Turn off the firewall, and
the connection is totally solid. Haven't had any problems since then.

"mike" wrote:

> not this poxy SP2 for winxp is it?
> causing alot of grief with wireless stuff.
> mike
>
> "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6371530C-DEDC-4EE0-B12A-A714362AD9C7@microsoft.com...
> > Mike - No difference moving to channel 1 from channel 6. Funny thing is,
> > problem only came up last night (I've been on wireless for over 1 year).
> My
> > son who's away at university and has a wireless router setup in his dorm
> room
> > called last night and asked if I knew what was wrong because
> coincidentally
> > he just had the exact same issue come up yesterday. His situation might be
> a
> > little different as I'm sure there are numerous wireless routers in his
> > residence, but what a coincidence that his problem comes up the same day
> as I
> > encounter it at home (he's 300 miles away).
> >
> > Thanks for your response. ...Sandy
> >
> > "mike" wrote:
> >
> > > well what happened when you did change channel?
> > > the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
> > > how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.
> > >
> > > mike
> > >
> > > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> > > > Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
> > > > "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me
> nuts.
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > "Chris Oster" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My
> wireless
> > > card
> > > > > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
> > > connection
> > > > > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are
> 3
> > > other
> > > > > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless
> card
> > > is
> > > > > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 07/10/2004
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 08/10/2004
>
>
>
October 9, 2004 4:30:29 AM

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that's nice, well enter the details of the ip in the trusted zones or WHY
see if that works.

mike

"Chris Oster" <ChrisOster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:84DAD923-639F-4C20-8A58-0765A8CAE36E@microsoft.com...
> Nope...don't have SP2. I did manage to figure it out, though...I had the
> Windows firewall turned on for this connection. Turn off the firewall,
and
> the connection is totally solid. Haven't had any problems since then.
>
> "mike" wrote:
>
> > not this poxy SP2 for winxp is it?
> > causing alot of grief with wireless stuff.
> > mike
> >
> > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6371530C-DEDC-4EE0-B12A-A714362AD9C7@microsoft.com...
> > > Mike - No difference moving to channel 1 from channel 6. Funny thing
is,
> > > problem only came up last night (I've been on wireless for over 1
year).
> > My
> > > son who's away at university and has a wireless router setup in his
dorm
> > room
> > > called last night and asked if I knew what was wrong because
> > coincidentally
> > > he just had the exact same issue come up yesterday. His situation
might be
> > a
> > > little different as I'm sure there are numerous wireless routers in
his
> > > residence, but what a coincidence that his problem comes up the same
day
> > as I
> > > encounter it at home (he's 300 miles away).
> > >
> > > Thanks for your response. ...Sandy
> > >
> > > "mike" wrote:
> > >
> > > > well what happened when you did change channel?
> > > > the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
> > > > how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.
> > > >
> > > > mike
> > > >
> > > > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> > > > > Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps
suggesting
> > > > > "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me
> > nuts.
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > "Chris Oster" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My
> > wireless
> > > > card
> > > > > > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops
the
> > > > connection
> > > > > > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there
are
> > 3
> > > > other
> > > > > > networks in other places in my apartment building that my
wireless
> > card
> > > > is
> > > > > > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Chris
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---
> > > > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 07/10/2004
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> > ---
> > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 08/10/2004
> >
> >
> >


---
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Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 08/10/2004
October 9, 2004 3:23:03 PM

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Dumb question - how do I turn off Windows firewall?

"Chris Oster" wrote:

> Nope...don't have SP2. I did manage to figure it out, though...I had the
> Windows firewall turned on for this connection. Turn off the firewall, and
> the connection is totally solid. Haven't had any problems since then.
>
> "mike" wrote:
>
> > not this poxy SP2 for winxp is it?
> > causing alot of grief with wireless stuff.
> > mike
> >
> > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:6371530C-DEDC-4EE0-B12A-A714362AD9C7@microsoft.com...
> > > Mike - No difference moving to channel 1 from channel 6. Funny thing is,
> > > problem only came up last night (I've been on wireless for over 1 year).
> > My
> > > son who's away at university and has a wireless router setup in his dorm
> > room
> > > called last night and asked if I knew what was wrong because
> > coincidentally
> > > he just had the exact same issue come up yesterday. His situation might be
> > a
> > > little different as I'm sure there are numerous wireless routers in his
> > > residence, but what a coincidence that his problem comes up the same day
> > as I
> > > encounter it at home (he's 300 miles away).
> > >
> > > Thanks for your response. ...Sandy
> > >
> > > "mike" wrote:
> > >
> > > > well what happened when you did change channel?
> > > > the problem lies with signal strength i would suspect.
> > > > how about trying one of the reflector adaptions that are on the net.
> > > >
> > > > mike
> > > >
> > > > "Sandy" <Sandy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:A27F32D2-1A86-4203-8887-8AF94DCC6ECA@microsoft.com...
> > > > > Did you ever get a reply other than from the guy that keeps suggesting
> > > > > "change channels"? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me
> > nuts.
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > "Chris Oster" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > I'm running a NetGear DG834 router for my wireless network. My
> > wireless
> > > > card
> > > > > > is picking up the router fine, but every few minutes it drops the
> > > > connection
> > > > > > and tells me there are other wireless networks available (there are
> > 3
> > > > other
> > > > > > networks in other places in my apartment building that my wireless
> > card
> > > > is
> > > > > > picking up). What can I do to fix this problem?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Chris
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---
> > > > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > > > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 07/10/2004
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> > ---
> > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> > Version: 6.0.774 / Virus Database: 521 - Release Date: 08/10/2004
> >
> >
> >
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