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ZinZun

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Hi Geeks,

Iv'e poset this topic in the Vista forum as well - but this might just be related to here as well as you guys are the netowrking geeks...

For the last 2 days I'm trying to identify and solve a very strange wireless problem with my Vista station but till now, nothing works,
I have 3 computers, 1 with Ubuntu, 1 with XP and the latest one with Vista Ultimate 32 bit, all of them are connected to the same wireless router.
Both the Ubuntu and XP are fine and this problem is only with my Vista station.

Since the moment the station joins the wireless network, exactly every 1 minute, packets seems to drop and there is a networking interference, now when browsing this is unnoticed, but when streaming or using VOIP applications, every exact minute (on the second) there is a delay problem (I've attached a print screen of the network monitor in task manager, showing this behaviour while only using Skype Out call, also attached a continues ping to yahoo.com, showing the same problem).

For the last 2 days, Iíve replaced the wireless adapter with a different one, Iíve even replaced router with a new one but with no luck - the problem won't go away, I really think that something wrong with my Vista (or something in the background causing that but I can't identify it) - and I really do not want' to format the station and install XP.

1 important thing - when I'm connecting to the router using a cable from my NIC, the problem doesn't exist and everything works fine.

This computer is 2 weeks old, no crap installed on it and is has Kaspersky internet security since day 1 and all the latest Microsoft patches are installed so I doubt this is a worm or something.
Maybe someone if familiar with this problem or has a better idea how to further investigate and assist me - thanks guys.

Zin.

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Hi ZinZun!

Have you tried connecting to a different access point or router? Trying some pings on your local coffee shop's WiFi would do. Just to make sure if that problem happens with other access points.
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As mentioned in the original post - I replaced routers (ADSL WiFi routers) yesterday to a new one, and still the same problem.
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Ok, I was thinking of a totally different router..

Can you give the make and model of your wireless adapter and router?
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Iv'e been trying with 2 different wireless adapters: Conceptronic USB adapter C54RU and Ralink RT61 Turbo.

Also, 2 wireless access point ADSL routers: Conceptronic C54APRA and SMC Networks SMC7904WBRA-N


Again,
The problem is only with the Vista machine, the conceptronic USB adapter works fine with both routers when installed on a different workstation (XP for example).
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I have few things that you can try on the adapter:
  • Turn off 802.1x authentication (if possible)
  • Turn off IPv6
  • Turn off Power Management

Edited by Mobious, 10 August 2008 - 03:07 PM.

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all off - same problem
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