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Anonymous
July 25, 2004 11:27:48 AM

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Hello,

Hope someone can help me out with this problem. I have a truemobile 1300
Wireless inside of my Latitude 5100. I have the latest drivers installed
along with Windows XP.
The problem is, lately it has been dropping its connection to my Linksys
router. So usually have to reboot the computer or do a "refresh" so it will
redetect if there are any wireless networks. Lately even doing reboots or
refreshed hasnt been fixing things. It just goes in and out when it feels
like.
Anyways, for troubleshooting I tried different channels and dropped any
security on it. It has been working great for months and nothing new has
come into its environments, like new phones or anything like that.
Any suggestions on how to fix this problem will be greatly appreciated.

Greg
Anonymous
July 25, 2004 12:49:33 PM

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Turn off the feature that let's Windows manage the connection.

When checked, Windows looks for a 'stronger' access point repeatedly. If
you are like me, your neighbors have unprotected access points and it
confuses Windows.

Tom
"GH" <iknowuwillspamme_@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:UhJMc.3249$PK5.1884@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
> Hello,
>
> Hope someone can help me out with this problem. I have a truemobile 1300
> Wireless inside of my Latitude 5100. I have the latest drivers installed
> along with Windows XP.
> The problem is, lately it has been dropping its connection to my Linksys
> router. So usually have to reboot the computer or do a "refresh" so it
will
> redetect if there are any wireless networks. Lately even doing reboots or
> refreshed hasnt been fixing things. It just goes in and out when it feels
> like.
> Anyways, for troubleshooting I tried different channels and dropped any
> security on it. It has been working great for months and nothing new has
> come into its environments, like new phones or anything like that.
> Any suggestions on how to fix this problem will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Greg
>
>
Anonymous
July 25, 2004 4:45:02 PM

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My neighbor experienced the same issues. Changing the router and wireless
adapter brand didn't help. Turned out the cable modem was the culprit.

"GH " <iknowuwillspamme_@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:UhJMc.3249$PK5.1884@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
> Hello,
>
> Hope someone can help me out with this problem. I have a truemobile 1300
> Wireless inside of my Latitude 5100. I have the latest drivers installed
> along with Windows XP.
> The problem is, lately it has been dropping its connection to my Linksys
> router. So usually have to reboot the computer or do a "refresh" so it
will
> redetect if there are any wireless networks. Lately even doing reboots or
> refreshed hasnt been fixing things. It just goes in and out when it feels
> like.
> Anyways, for troubleshooting I tried different channels and dropped any
> security on it. It has been working great for months and nothing new has
> come into its environments, like new phones or anything like that.
> Any suggestions on how to fix this problem will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Greg
>
>
Anonymous
July 25, 2004 6:40:04 PM

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"GH" <iknowuwillspamme_@verizon.net> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Hope someone can help me out with this problem. I have a truemobile 1300
>Wireless inside of my Latitude 5100. I have the latest drivers installed
>along with Windows XP.
>The problem is, lately it has been dropping its connection to my Linksys
>router. So usually have to reboot the computer or do a "refresh" so it will
>redetect if there are any wireless networks. Lately even doing reboots or
>refreshed hasnt been fixing things. It just goes in and out when it feels
>like.
>Anyways, for troubleshooting I tried different channels and dropped any
>security on it. It has been working great for months and nothing new has
>come into its environments, like new phones or anything like that.
>Any suggestions on how to fix this problem will be greatly appreciated.

I'm not a "WiFi"-er, so don't know if this may have anything to
do with it, but this appeared in my newspaper this morning:

[I've had business dealings with John Gilroy in his business
mode; he really is a "Computer Guy", and has never steered me
wrong]

From "Ask the Computer Guy", John Gilroy's weekly column in the
Sunday Post, today:

"How can I stop my laptop from getting bumped off of my home WiFi
network by other people's wireless signals?

We can all cut down on interference by putting some walls around
our own networks.

The simplest step is to enable your WiFi access point's
encryption -- in most cases, that's WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy), but newer hardware supports a more effective system
called WPA (WiFi Protected Access). Either way, your machines
will use a stored password to join your network, and other
people's computers will be automatically blocked. Check your
access point's manual for instructions on how to use this.

What if you've done that and your neighbor's WiFi network keeps
bumping you offline? In Windows XP, right-click the WiFi icon in
the system tray (it looks like a pair of monitors) and select
"View Available Wireless Networks." Click the "Advanced . . ."
button, look under the "Preferred networks" heading and delete
any network listed there that's not your own."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10787-20...

[May require a, IMHO harmless, demographic registration. I
/shaded/ my info some when I did it]
--
OJ III
[Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
!