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Loose connection when one device shuts down


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z00ropa

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I have two laptops that connect to my wireless network, when one shuts down I loose connection on the other. The only way to get my connection back is to reset my router. Any one have a clue why this happens and what can be done?
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-Bump on the off chance someone can help-
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Hey z00ropa,

What is the make/model of your router and modem?

On both laptops when they have an active Internet connection, please do the following:
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, type ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfig.txt
  • Navigate to your C: drive and open the text file ipconfig.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Also, the next time you shut off one of the laptops, and the other loses its connection, please repeat the above steps and post the ipconfig (on the laptop with no Internet) for when it doesn't have an Internet connection (label it appropriately).

Finally, look in Event Viewer for any warnings/errors that occur around the time that you lose your connection: Please goto Start --> Run --> type EVENTVWR and press OK --> Now, look under the System log for any errors and/or warnings. If you find any, please post the relevant heading, along with the details inside by double clicking on the error/warning, and then copy/pasting the information from within.

You'll mainly be looking for DHCP errors, most likely.
- Dan
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This is for my XP laptop that seems to have the most trouble before it looses connection. I will post when it looses connection soon. Thanks
Windows IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Notebook

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-8B-AE-92-29



Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-01-94-06

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 02, 2009 2:06:43 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:06:43 PM
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Well, your existing connection looks fine. You don't have any proxies or ICS that would get in the way. Have you looked in your Event Viewer for any errors/warnings? That will hopefully shed some light as to why you're losing your Internet connection.

Thanks,
- Dan
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