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Strange wireless connection problem..


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I have a fujitsu siemens m series laptop with built in LAN and I also have a belkin wireless router. My wireless connection was working perfectly up untill the other day and I have changed nothing.

When I switch on the laptop the signal meter reads excellent but after a few minutes it will drop to zero if I disconnect then reconnect it works fine for two mins then the signal strength drops to zero.

Now heres where it gets strange.. When I unplugged the usb device (wireless mouse receiver) and I unplug the power cable the signal is perfect and does not drop! but if I plug any of those things back in ( usb device or power cable) the signal starts going to zero again!??

I'm really confused and stressed out over this because everything was perfect and I don't think I have done anything wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I just can't understand why the power cable and the usb device is affecting it? why does it work when the power cable is unplugged?
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so if you use a non usb mouse...with the thing unplugged...it works?

can you check your power settings on the laptop?
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I'm sorry to sound silly but where can I check the power settings? and yes when there is no power plugged in or usb devices it works perfectly! what should the power be set to? thanks for your help..
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I'm sorry to sound silly but where can I check the power settings? and yes when there is no power plugged in or usb devices it works perfectly! what should the power be set to? thanks for your help..
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if you right click on your desktop > properties > screen saver > power. look for anything that would be turning off the adapter
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I have changed a few of the settings but its not making a difference. Is there any specific things I should be looking for?
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You could also try changing your Router's broadcasting channel, to see if you're recieving interference.
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how would you go about doing that? and why would it have changed itself?
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how do you change the routers broadcasting channel?
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Log onto your Router's Web Console. Depending on your Router make/model, the addresses and login details vary. Once again, depending on your router, you will find "Wireless Channel" somewhere within the settings pages... It should be a drop-down box -- write down what channel it is currently broadcasting on and then you can change it to a new channel. See if you still have a bad connection with all of your devices plugged in.
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