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Wireless adapters and Internet


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confusedinMich

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My system:
Dell XPS Studio 420
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core2 Duo Processor E6850 3.GHz
3 GB Memory
500 GB 7200RPM Serial Hard Drive
SB XFi Sound Card
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS
ATI 650 Pro Theater TV Tuner
Trend Micro Security Suite
Wireless adapter: Linksys WUSB 54G
All drivers are up to date
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Problem: I have a Gateway router connected to a computer in the next room. I have AT&T DSL for provider. The adapter is on the XPS 420 and Linksys helped me install it with the Vista drivers etc. For the first month of owing this computer I was able to go to, for instance, CBS and watch full episodes of TV programs I had missed with no problems. Now when I go to this site or any other one I will get disconnected. I then will click on the little monitors on the bottom of my desktop and click on connect to a network and windows tells me there is no network. I then restart my computer and the network is there and I can then go online.

What I have done so far: Contacted Dell. They said it was my adapter. Contacted Linksys and they did their thing and said the adapter was fine. Contacted AT&T and they said the line is good and the signals are good. Contacted Dell again and he said it was Trend Micro's firewall and for me to disable it. I did and still the problem exists. Contacted Trend Micro and was told to uninstall and reinstall. I did. Problem still exists. I checked the other computer (it has Windows XP) and there are no problems with an internet connection and staying online for many hours at a time.

Does anyone know why and how I can correct this problem? :) Thank you for any/all help with this.
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starjax

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ok, you are connected, what is your signal strength? Noise(if it shows this info)?

If you have weak signal, then I have a cheap solution. It may worth trying anyway.

http://revision3.com/systm/surfer/ video of how to do it or you can visit the main website: http://www.freeanten...ate2/index.html
It's as simple as a manila folder, scissors, spray glue, and some aluminum foil.
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