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Laptop stopped connecting to wireless router.


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I had the router for about a year and my x box 360 and desktop are connecting fine but all of a sudden my laptop won't go online. It says connected with a very low signal but it won't go online. My router is linksys wireless-g 2.4ghz I tried everything i know to fix it but nothing works. Do you have any suggestion? Also when i open the properties of the connection it says it is sending packets but it says 0 on the receiving end.

Edited by FirstFright, 05 December 2007 - 03:28 PM.

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First, lets try this. Open up 'Network Connections' in the control panel, and right-click on your wireless adapter and click repair. See if that makes a difference.

Edit: Is your desktop or xbox connecting via wired or wireless?

Edited by Gravity Gripp, 05 December 2007 - 09:20 PM.

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That didn't work it still won't connect. It was working fine 2 days ago and then all of a sudden it won't connect to the internet.
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Can you verify that you are receiving an IP Address from the router?

You can see that by going to Start->Run and typing in "cmd", then in the command prompt, type "ipconfig". You should see an address similar to 192.168.0.1 if everything is ok.

Also, how is your other computer and xbox connecting to this router?
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My xbox and destop are connected through a ethernet wire to the router.

Ok so this is what i got. Ethernet adapter wireless network connection:
Connection-specific dns suffix:
IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter local area connection:
Media State: Media disconnected
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Ok, just a little more information.

1) Are there any other access points that you pick up on your laptop?
2) Have you gotten any new cordless phones recently?
3) Is your access point near any microwaves or florescent lights?

Edited by Gravity Gripp, 05 December 2007 - 10:32 PM.

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No other access points, cordless phones, and not near any microwaves or lights.
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Wow, that's odd.

I am assuming that you've had your laptop in the same room as the router and are still getting the low signal?

You could try updating the driver for the wireless card, but that is a long shot really.

The only other thing I can offer is that you could try an external wireless card and see if you get the same results. It could be that your internal card is going out on you.
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ok thanx i'll check that
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