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Strange Wireless Connection Problem
31/8/08 12:07:00 PM
Hello Hello,

My PC is an old(ish) thinkpad IBM laptop
It has Windows XP (SP3)
And it connects wirelessly to D-Link DI-524

My problem is as follows:

When I turn on my laptop the wireless connection works: the icon on the bottom right hand corner says it's connected to the router....for 5 seconds.

Then it immediately disconnects, and the icon appears accordingly.

When I try to reconnect, it fails. (When I click the icon to show the available connections, next to my router it says "not connected")

But I CAN access the internet. (A bit slower tho) Even though there's an "X" next to the wireless connection icon in my notification bar.

About 10~15 mins after connection, the connection drops out. When I reconnect, it finishes off at "not connected" status, but I can access the internet for roughly the same time duration again. I've made sure that I tried to connect to my router.

This problem only affects this laptop.

Recently I updated the driver but that didn't fix the problem.

I wonder if anyone can help me with this issue? Thanks in advance ^^

Edited by Apprentice: 31/8/2008 12:13:48 PM

Edited by Apprentice: 31/8/2008 12:16:35 PM

Started learing stuff about computers at 17. Never too late for anything right?

1/9/08 8:43:11 PM

Open your web browser type in the address for the router it's (I think). Then find what channel it is using (most likely 11) and change it to 6 save and exit.

See if that solves the problem as it is usually interference that causes the problem you indicated.

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Edited by bowiee: 1/9/2008 09:17:49 PM

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