my wireless signal is not constant
Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:25 PM
Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:39 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:31 AM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:14 AM
If so, does a reboot 'fix' the problem?
Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:11 AM
Edited by LordOblivion, 18 February 2009 - 08:16 AM.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:29 AM
Another reason is that the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration Service 'refreshes' the connection every so often. To stop this behavior turn the Service 'off' after the connection has been made. Remember to turn it back on to 'repair' or reconnect, and don't forget to turn it back on before power-down. That way it will connect automatically at boot.
To create 'shortcuts' to turn the service on and off, open first set the Service to a Manual auto-start configuration.
Then open Notepad, and to turn it off paste this:
net stop WZCSVC
"Save" the file to the Desktop with the name StopWirelessZero.bat
(or anything that makes sense to you as long as you use the .bat extension) Just double click the .bat file to turn it off.
To start the service paste this into Notepad and save as WirelessZeroStart.bat net start WZCSVC
Double click it to turn it back on.
This is kind of a hassle- starting and stopping the service manually, but many folks report that turning the service off after the connection has been made results in an end to the periodic loss of connectivity.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:46 AM
Edited by LordOblivion, 19 February 2009 - 06:49 AM.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:56 AM
Scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Wireless Zero Configuration.
Double click the name to bring up the Properties dialog.
In the center of the dialog box please find the small window that contains the startup setting. It is likely to be set at "Automatic." If not, in your case I think that you should make it so- Automatic. That way each time you reboot, the service will come on and you will connect to the wireless signal.
Then make the 2 batch files. One to start the service if for some reason the signal is lost and you don't want to reboot, and one to stop the service after you are connected, so it will not keep trying to find a 'better' signal.
Often when someone discovers Services there is a temptation to modify the settings. Please resist it. Early on I made so much trouble for myself that way. The default settings are usually just fine. To learn more about Services and to determine your own needs, compare and contrast the information found on these 2 sites:
(For Service Pack 2 use: http://www.blackvipe...servicecfg.htm)
Remember Doc's second commandment of computing- "Thou shalt make no changes to thy system without confident knowledge." In other words- When in doubt-Don't!
(Doc's first comandment is "Thou shalt keep no important data on the same partition as Windows.")
Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:12 PM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:20 PM
If for some reason you do need to reconnect, it will be necessary to start it with the "Start" batch file.
When you say "nothing happens," does that mean you do not get a brief black 'command' box? If so, the files are not properly written, or they are not properly named.
They must be written as given, and named Whateveryoulike dot bat.
Mine are: Wireless.bat and OffWireless.bat
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:29 AM
Edited by LordOblivion, 21 February 2009 - 01:30 AM.
Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:09 AM
If so, turning on the Windows service switches the connectivity to Windows and away from that software. Turning it off lets the third-party software handle the connection.
You must choose which method you want to use. Since you have been having trouble with your connection, I suggest that you let Windows do it for a while.
Remove the third-party application from the auto-start list with your startup control manager.
You will lose you current wireless icon in the tray.
Open the "Network Connections" folder from the Start Menu and right click the Wireless entry to choose Properties. Mark the 2 small boxes at the bottom to show the icon and give messages. Then open the "Wireless Networks" tab and mark the box at the top to make Windows your manager.
Leave the Wirless Zero Service set to automatic, and your wireless connection will be established at boot.
If you find that the connection drops, repair the connection by right clicking the icon and choosing "Repair" and then stop the Service.
Stopping the Wireless Zero Configuration Service is a method to use only after Windows has established the connection and when the periodic search for 'better' signal causes problems. Sometimes it does not and nothing needs be done.
If you get no better function from Windows than you did before, then the issue is likely one of signal strength or the reliability of the access point.
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