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a b F Wireless
March 17, 2005 3:05:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I am at the end of my rope trying to figure out what has gone wrong with my
wireless connection. Any advice would be much appreciated!
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1100. I am using a Linksys
wireless-G card to connect to a Linksys router. Everything worked fine; then
about a month ago, it started having problems.
What happens is that my internet connectivity disappears, but thinks it's
still there. The system tray icon still shows a network connection, but
outlook can't send/receive and web pages won't load.
When I choose "repair", sometimes it can fix the connection, but sometimes
it says no networks are in range. Then it will randomly connect later.
Eerily, this often seems to happen right before I go online to do my
part-time online teaching job. I keep disconnecting while I am trying to
teach!
Here are the things I've tried:
-traded out for a wireless card known to work
-checked that the network works for other wireless computers (it does)
-unplugged my 2.4 GHz phone (purchased about a month before the problems
started), just in case
-downloaded a new card driver
-reinstalled the wireless card through XP instead of with the Linksys
utility so that there's no "competition" between them
-adjusted the wireless router settings as recommended on the Linksys site
-uninstalled and reinstalled any possibly related programs, i.e. the
interface I use for online teaching
-checked the Zero Config utility
-defragged and cleaned up the disk
-and, run Adaware and McAfee a million times to eliminate any adware or
viruses causing problems

As you can see, I've done a lot. My job depends on having a reliable
computer and I am considering reinstalling Windows XP + all programs. I
really don't want to, though-- if anyone can suggest other things to try, I
will be very grateful! Thanks!
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 17, 2005 5:54:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

You can try these:
1. Reboot your router
Or 2. Update your router firmware.

If this still does not work, enable the wireless tracing and send the log
back.

Open a command line window by going to "Start" --> "Run", type in "cmd"
To enable logging,type this in cmd window: "Netsh ras set tracing *en"
log directory is: "%windir%\tracing", so that could be "c:\windows\tracing"
or where you installed your operating system.
Send wzctrace.log, back to us.


"madcap150" <madcap150@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E4B45C3-3255-4185-8B05-77D03B2FAC64@microsoft.com...
>I am at the end of my rope trying to figure out what has gone wrong with my
> wireless connection. Any advice would be much appreciated!
> I am running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1100. I am using a Linksys
> wireless-G card to connect to a Linksys router. Everything worked fine;
> then
> about a month ago, it started having problems.
> What happens is that my internet connectivity disappears, but thinks it's
> still there. The system tray icon still shows a network connection, but
> outlook can't send/receive and web pages won't load.
> When I choose "repair", sometimes it can fix the connection, but sometimes
> it says no networks are in range. Then it will randomly connect later.
> Eerily, this often seems to happen right before I go online to do my
> part-time online teaching job. I keep disconnecting while I am trying to
> teach!
> Here are the things I've tried:
> -traded out for a wireless card known to work
> -checked that the network works for other wireless computers (it does)
> -unplugged my 2.4 GHz phone (purchased about a month before the problems
> started), just in case
> -downloaded a new card driver
> -reinstalled the wireless card through XP instead of with the Linksys
> utility so that there's no "competition" between them
> -adjusted the wireless router settings as recommended on the Linksys site
> -uninstalled and reinstalled any possibly related programs, i.e. the
> interface I use for online teaching
> -checked the Zero Config utility
> -defragged and cleaned up the disk
> -and, run Adaware and McAfee a million times to eliminate any adware or
> viruses causing problems
>
> As you can see, I've done a lot. My job depends on having a reliable
> computer and I am considering reinstalling Windows XP + all programs. I
> really don't want to, though-- if anyone can suggest other things to try,
> I
> will be very grateful! Thanks!
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 17, 2005 6:03:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Can you also send these log files as well? eapol.log, netman.log,
netshell.log, wzcdlg.log
But do try step 1 and 2 first.

"Yi Chen [MSFT]" <yich@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%232ixSR0KFHA.440@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> You can try these:
> 1. Reboot your router
> Or 2. Update your router firmware.
>
> If this still does not work, enable the wireless tracing and send the log
> back.
>
> Open a command line window by going to "Start" --> "Run", type in "cmd"
> To enable logging,type this in cmd window: "Netsh ras set tracing *en"
> log directory is: "%windir%\tracing", so that could be
> "c:\windows\tracing" or where you installed your operating system.
> Send wzctrace.log, back to us.
>
>
> "madcap150" <madcap150@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8E4B45C3-3255-4185-8B05-77D03B2FAC64@microsoft.com...
>>I am at the end of my rope trying to figure out what has gone wrong with
>>my
>> wireless connection. Any advice would be much appreciated!
>> I am running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1100. I am using a
>> Linksys
>> wireless-G card to connect to a Linksys router. Everything worked fine;
>> then
>> about a month ago, it started having problems.
>> What happens is that my internet connectivity disappears, but thinks it's
>> still there. The system tray icon still shows a network connection, but
>> outlook can't send/receive and web pages won't load.
>> When I choose "repair", sometimes it can fix the connection, but
>> sometimes
>> it says no networks are in range. Then it will randomly connect later.
>> Eerily, this often seems to happen right before I go online to do my
>> part-time online teaching job. I keep disconnecting while I am trying to
>> teach!
>> Here are the things I've tried:
>> -traded out for a wireless card known to work
>> -checked that the network works for other wireless computers (it does)
>> -unplugged my 2.4 GHz phone (purchased about a month before the problems
>> started), just in case
>> -downloaded a new card driver
>> -reinstalled the wireless card through XP instead of with the Linksys
>> utility so that there's no "competition" between them
>> -adjusted the wireless router settings as recommended on the Linksys site
>> -uninstalled and reinstalled any possibly related programs, i.e. the
>> interface I use for online teaching
>> -checked the Zero Config utility
>> -defragged and cleaned up the disk
>> -and, run Adaware and McAfee a million times to eliminate any adware or
>> viruses causing problems
>>
>> As you can see, I've done a lot. My job depends on having a reliable
>> computer and I am considering reinstalling Windows XP + all programs. I
>> really don't want to, though-- if anyone can suggest other things to try,
>> I
>> will be very grateful! Thanks!
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 18, 2005 1:55:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Thank you for your help. I have updated the router firmware and rebooted it.
Things seem OK so far, but I'm not sure yet whether the problem is repaired
(I often get a good connection for a day or two before the problems start
again).

I will post again with wireless tracing log if necessary!

"Yi Chen [MSFT]" wrote:

> You can try these:
> 1. Reboot your router
> Or 2. Update your router firmware.
>
> If this still does not work, enable the wireless tracing and send the log
> back.
>
> Open a command line window by going to "Start" --> "Run", type in "cmd"
> To enable logging,type this in cmd window: "Netsh ras set tracing *en"
> log directory is: "%windir%\tracing", so that could be "c:\windows\tracing"
> or where you installed your operating system.
> Send wzctrace.log, back to us.
>
>
> "madcap150" <madcap150@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8E4B45C3-3255-4185-8B05-77D03B2FAC64@microsoft.com...
> >I am at the end of my rope trying to figure out what has gone wrong with my
> > wireless connection. Any advice would be much appreciated!
> > I am running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1100. I am using a Linksys
> > wireless-G card to connect to a Linksys router. Everything worked fine;
> > then
> > about a month ago, it started having problems.
> > What happens is that my internet connectivity disappears, but thinks it's
> > still there. The system tray icon still shows a network connection, but
> > outlook can't send/receive and web pages won't load.
> > When I choose "repair", sometimes it can fix the connection, but sometimes
> > it says no networks are in range. Then it will randomly connect later.
> > Eerily, this often seems to happen right before I go online to do my
> > part-time online teaching job. I keep disconnecting while I am trying to
> > teach!
> > Here are the things I've tried:
> > -traded out for a wireless card known to work
> > -checked that the network works for other wireless computers (it does)
> > -unplugged my 2.4 GHz phone (purchased about a month before the problems
> > started), just in case
> > -downloaded a new card driver
> > -reinstalled the wireless card through XP instead of with the Linksys
> > utility so that there's no "competition" between them
> > -adjusted the wireless router settings as recommended on the Linksys site
> > -uninstalled and reinstalled any possibly related programs, i.e. the
> > interface I use for online teaching
> > -checked the Zero Config utility
> > -defragged and cleaned up the disk
> > -and, run Adaware and McAfee a million times to eliminate any adware or
> > viruses causing problems
> >
> > As you can see, I've done a lot. My job depends on having a reliable
> > computer and I am considering reinstalling Windows XP + all programs. I
> > really don't want to, though-- if anyone can suggest other things to try,
> > I
> > will be very grateful! Thanks!
>
>
>
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