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Windows XP w/SP2 dropping connection after 3-5 minutes


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saddyamk

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I am using Windows XP with Service Pak 2, on a wireless connection, which was just set up last night. I can connect to the internet through Explorer or Firefox, but it only sustains the connection for 3-5 minutes. Then, the only way I can get it back is to restart my computer, and again it will only last for 3-5 minutes. I do not appear to be losing connection, because it says Very Good.
What do I need to do to fix this? I know that this is a common problem, because I have seen other posts regarding this, however, I have not seen any solutions.

I do not know if I have a CD to reinstall anything, but I can always check/ask.

I have tried disabling my Wireless Zero Configuration, through the Control Panel/Administrative Tools, and that does not seem to work.

any advise would be helpful. I am sort of under the gun with this, and need to be connected w/o interuption by the end of the month.

Thanks!!
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please would you provide make and model information of modem/router/pc etc

anything else connected via wireless if so does that also disconnect at the same time
when it disconnects whats the status of the lights on the router/modem

it could be a few issues, wireless interferance, DNS issue

if you could do all the following tests - ipconfig /all, and two ping
1) when its working and
2) when it disconnects

make sure we know which is which when you post


{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here


TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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{Ping Tests}
Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Ping google.com
Post back the results

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Ping 209.191.93.53
post back results
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