Networking & Wireless

General discussion

Connection keeps dropping on my laptop

by rocklesson86 / November 29, 2010 1:20 PM PST

I have a used Dell Latitude D610 that I just bought on Friday from Discount Electronics. The wireless is card is Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI C. It keeps on dropping it's signal every 5mins and goes back on for another. When the signal is on, it says it still authenticating. I took back to the store and it worked fine too. The main modem is a Netgear modem from Time Warner. My mum and my sister's laptop work fine. What can I do to fix it?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Connection keeps dropping on my laptop
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Connection keeps dropping on my laptop
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
This forum has suggested router settings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2010 1:39 PM PST

I can't tell if this is the usual hidden SSID or paper thin WEP security in use.

Tell a little more.
Bob

Collapse -
UH!!!
by rocklesson86 / November 29, 2010 1:45 PM PST

What is A SSID and WEP.

Collapse -
They cover that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2010 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: UH!!!

In the router's manual. Some want to avoid learning about wifi routers yet want to manage them. That can end badly.
Bob

Collapse -
Well
by rocklesson86 / November 30, 2010 4:19 AM PST
In reply to: They cover that

I have WPA-Personal(PSK). Isn't SSID the network name?

Collapse -
Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2010 5:37 AM PST
In reply to: Well

If we keep to what things are called, the network name is one thing and the SSID is another.

Just so you know, the easy stuff can be found with google. This is all volunteer so just like a person that helps you change your tire you have to pitch in and help. Once in a while folk forget this and want the support you have to pay for.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech Tip

Know how to save a wet phone?

It's not with a dryer and it's not with rice. CNET shows you the secret to saving your phone.