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Linksy Router & Secured Network Problem


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Last January, my roommates and I switched over from Linksy DSL to wireless router. Ever since, we've had a few problems, but nothing serious...till now. For the past several weeks, we've been having problems with our secured network. It would connect us to the Internet, although the status would be shown as "Not Connected," however, we're able to get online--for a few minutes at most. For some reason, the wireless network connection does not recognise our secured network and it continually kicks us off so we'd be connected to an unsecured network with a weak signal. It's extremely annoying. I, for one, cannot figure for the life of me just what exactly is wrong with the router we have. Is there a way I could find out what's wrong with the router or whatever's the problem? I'm at my wits' end over this...
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Oh, and one more thing. This major problem occurred around the time after my roommate (the one with the router in his room) had his friend come over to help him set up the wireless stuff on his brand-new laptop.
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Hi TechnologyChallenged,

Please reboot your computer; once you have established a connection to your network, goto Start --> Run --> type services.msc and press OK --> Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration (it'll be at the bottom), right-click and select Properties --> Click Stop -- wait for the service to stop, and then click OK. Now, continue to browse / do whatever you kids do nowadays and let me know if you still get kicked off (every five minutes). Please let me know what happens when you do this.

Edited by Dan G, 15 June 2006 - 05:21 AM.

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After doing that, I right-clicked on the wireless icon at the bottom right...and it says Windows cannot configure this wireless connection. Which is new. I've yet to be kicked offline. I don't know how long it'll last, though.
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Just for your information, you will need to stop the Wireless Zero Configuration service each time you reboot your computer to properly test this. Ignore the Windows message for now. Let me know if you're still kicked off -- another thing to test would be to re-enable WZC and then see if you're kicked off again.
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