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wireless stops working after 5 mins (recent problem)


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veestar

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edit: ah my subforum topic subject thing got cut off. i meant, i have seen this topic in a few forums but i can't find an answer that works.

hi and thanks in advance :)

alright, i have 3 computers connected to a dlink wireless router
other 2 computers work fine so i'm assuming that it is a problem with my computer

recently got wireless highspeed with a wireless router and it has worked fine on this computer for about a month.
suddenly, the wireless connection stops working after about 3 minutes (wireless says it's connected but i cannot access any websites)
sometimes repairing the connection works (maybe 10% of the time) and the rest of the time, the computer needs to be restarted (which gets me another 3 minutes of internet time)

i don't know if this is obvious but when i'm further away from the router, the problem is even worse (says its connected but doesn't work, limited or no connectivity messages)

perhaps relevant: i got this system process win32 error message after every restart so i downloaded the suggested patch from microsoft. the error message doesn't appear anymore

maybe also relevant: i downloaded utorrent for the first time and a few tv shows and this started happening at the same time. i have since uninstalled it and have done a full computer scan to check if i got any viruses? i dont' know.

uh, yeah. let me know if you need anymore info. i'm not the most computer savvy person in the world so...sorry!

thank you!

Edited by veestar, 25 June 2008 - 10:02 AM.

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Hi veestar,

Sorry for the delay. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless device? Updated to the latest drivers?

Your utorrent description suggests malware may be a possible cause. Follow all the instructions here, and if your scans are finding infected files, I highly suggest you post your log for professional help in the Malware Forum.

If the scans come up clean, please let me know.

Cheers

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What kind of router are you using? Is it by any chance a LinkSys WRT54G?
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Something for you to read and check.

http://compnetworkin...nectiondrop.htm


If the Wireless Zero Configuration service is enabled on your computer. Some wireless network adapters are not fully compatible with Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration. By default, the Wireless Zero Configuration is enabled in Windows XP.

Disable the Wireless Zero Configuration service on your computer. To do so:
a. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
b. Double-click the Wireless Zero Configuration service. On the General tab, click Stop. In the Startup type list, click Disabled, and then click OK.

The Wireless Zero Configuration is now disabled and does not reload when you restart your computer.

I would also read this website to see if it may help.

http://www.lewrockwe...ds/woods50.html

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What kind of router are you using? Is it by any chance a LinkSys WRT54G?


i am using a dlink wbr 1310
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ok, am slowly investigating everything
the systemprocess win32 message came up again (if that is related)
so far:
Malwarebytes- no files infected
SUPERAntiSpyware- no files infected

still working on everyhting else (internet isn't very fast since it's some wireless thing out in the boons)
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ok. posted in malware forum.
http://www.geekstogo...ed-t205351.html


how do i uninstall and reinstall the wireless device? sorry, dumb question.
updates completed. scans showed no viruses (scanned with my virus protection, too--kapersky)

will try the wireless zero configuration now.

thanks so far

also

Something for you to read and check.

[url="http://compnetworkin...nectiondrop.htm


the problem with all of those wireless interferences is that it worked perfectly for about 2 weeks then just stopped. i know that there aren't any more wireless connections in the area than before, same router, same conditions etc. there is no heavy router usage, no new software (except utorrent...which is now gone but it stopped working the day before i installed utorrent) so...yeah. it just stopped one day.

Edited by veestar, 16 July 2008 - 07:21 PM.

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You could also try this.

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless

If your wireless signal is intermittent, then you are most likely you are
experiencing 2.4 GHz interference. You will need to try switching channels
and changing the SSI D on your WRT54G. The best channels are 1, 6 and 11. To
switch channels:

1. Using a computer that is plugged into the router directly with a
network cable, open a web browser.

2. In the "Address Bar" type http://192.168.1.1 and press Enter.

3. A box should appear asking for a User Name and a Password.
Leave the User Name field empty, and type your WRT54G router password into
the Password field (the default Password is admin) and click the OK
button or press [Enter].

4. The WRT54G Setup page should now appear. Click onto the Wireless
page.

5. When the Wireless page loads, you should be on the Basic Wireless
Settings sub-section.

6. Look for the Wireless Channel option. The default channel is set
to 6 - 2.437GHz. Change it to either 1 - 2.412GHz, or 11 - 2.462GHz.

7. Click on the Save Settings button toward the bottom of the page to
save changes. Click Continue when prompted to reload the page.

8. The channel of your WRT54G has now been changed. Restart your
wireless computers so that they can automatically connect using the new
channel.

9. If you still experiencing interference using channels 1, 6, or 11,
try switching the router to the other channels as well (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9,
10) and find one that captures a good connection.

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i suppose it is interference. the signal was perfect and now it keeps booting me off in one part of my house. other computers are now experiencing the same problem ( i brought them to that area).

i've already tried channel switching.....i guess i'll just keep trying stuff.

no malware so that's good.

thanks for trying!

Edited by veestar, 21 July 2008 - 05:54 PM.

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