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Old 02-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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I am running vista.
I don't think it's my router because my laptop seems to keep connectivity even while my desktop is down.
My Laptop will remain connected even while desktop disconnects.
It only lasts in between 30 seconeds and 2 minutes before reconnectin automatically again.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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What type of adapter is it? My roommate had a belkin that was doing the same thing as yours except after a while his began to overheat. I would find the make and model of the adapter, and then search the web or company site for solutions. Chances are there are others who have had the same problem. I found that my roommate's adapter was just unreliable, and had a tendency to overheat.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:55 AM   #3
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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

  • If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
  • For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
  • Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
  • If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:


PING yahoo.com



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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