I have hooked the desktop up with the ethernet cord and it has now been 20 minutes and it is still going and I have several windows open. It is also faster. What do I do now? 40 minutes and it's still on.
I'm glad the Ethernet card allows you to connect uninterrupted. What we do now is see if the internet problem is with the ez connect wireless adapter or it it is a problem with Windows.
I unhooked the ethernet cable and plugged in the ez connect wireless adapter while still in the livingroom just to see and it stopped after 5 minutes online. So does that mean it is the network card inside the desktop?
No it isn't the network card inside the desktop. That's what you connected the Ethernet cable to. It is either a bad ez connect wireless adapter or a problem with the Windows wireless connection. And since you have uninstalled and installed SP3 so many times it may be that the wireless connection has become corrupted. So first we are gonna have you delete the exixting wireless connection and then Windows will re-create it. Then you can try the ez connect wireless adapter again and see if you can get a continuous connection.
If it is you mentioned going with a wireless card. I have no idea what to buy. I am so happy it is something fixable.
We will get to this if re-creating the wireless connection doesn't work.
Remove and re-create the wireless network connection
- Close any open browsers and disconnect the Ethernet cable from the back of the computer and the Motorola router.
- Plug the ez connect wireless adapter back into the computer.
- Click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl in the Run box and then click OK.
- Right-click your wireless network connection, and then click Properties.
- Click the Wireless Networks tab.
- Under Preferred networks, click your wireless network (this would be the ez connect wireless network, or whatever Windows shows it as), and then click Remove.
- Click View Wireless Networks.
- Under Network Tasks, click Refresh Network List.
- Under Choose a wireless network, click the wireless network to which you want to connect (this would be the ez connect wireless network), and then click Connect.
Now connect to the internet and see if the connection stays on. IF it doesn't:1.
Move the ez connect wireless connector to a different USB port and see if that resolves the problem. IF it doesn't:1.
Please provide the make and model number of the desktop and we will try to see if there are any empty PCI slots in it and go from there.