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New laptop wireless connection problems

Last response: in Wireless Networking
September 14, 2006 4:32:03 PM

Sorry to ask for help on a first post, but I hope someone may have an idea which could fix my problem.

We have a cable modem and I have recently set up a Linksys WRT54G broadband router which connects directly to my desktop and wirelessly to old laptop via a Linksys network card I purchased at the same time. All that works fine.

However even more recently I have had a new laptop from the Acer Aspire 9500 series delivered, this has an in built wireless card. However I am having serious problems with the connection dropping every 5 to 50 minutes. Which is obviously unacceptable for gaming or pokering for example and just generally annoying anyway.

I presume this means I have some problem with my laptop settings, but unfortunately I havent got the know how about what I should be altering. I wondered if it was a security thing, as I have just made it a secure network, but I'm getting no such problems on my other laptop.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
September 14, 2006 8:48:57 PM

Sounds like the energy managment is turing off your 11g to save power. Happens all the time. Look at the wireless advance port properties.
September 14, 2006 10:28:12 PM

Cheers for the suggestion, but forgive my ignorance. How do I go about accessing these settings. I had thought I'd searched through every possible wireless related setting.
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September 14, 2006 10:42:17 PM

Most can be found in the device manager > port properties > advanced settings.
September 22, 2006 6:10:44 PM

it could be more of a router problem

wrt54g version 5 now has less calculating power and less ram