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I'm having trouble logging onto the internet, PLZ HELP!

by brittanydanielle2009 / July 20, 2009 12:06 AM PDT

I recently bought a wireless card for my computer to connect to our home router. I installed the card and it has been working great! But recently my internet will randomly stop working. It will say that it could not connect with both Mozilla Firefox browser and Internet Explorer. Sometimes it works great and I can log on with no problem, then other times it won't let me at all, showing that it cannot connect. Also, sometimes when I have logged on with no problem it will later start acting ridiculously slow, then eventually it won't connect at all. I don't think it is my wireless connection because and my computer tells me that I have great connection and doesn't seem to have changed any, but I don't know. The computer will also not let me into my internet options. In my control panel, it shows an icon at the beginning of the list for internet options but but has no words under it and it will not let me open it. In my security center my internet option do not show up at all. If I need to to provide any additional information, I will! Just Please Help Me!!!

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Probably a wireless reception issue
by fihart / July 20, 2009 7:48 AM PDT

Try changing channels in the router, especially if your wireless adapter can detect neighbouring wifi networks. Move to a channel 5 stops from the strongest neighbour.

If no neighbours, experiment with channels anyway as the different freqencies they represent work better or worse in different environments.

If none of this makes sense, you need to read the manual for your router.

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I got probs logging onto int. explorer too..wondering Y
by anniewilkes / July 27, 2009 10:32 AM PDT

Just recently I have been experiencing probs logging on. I try the pulling plug outta the router for 10-20 secs then replug. That helps most of the time. But then I find I cannot connect because for some ODD reason it sets ITSELF back to work offline (in TOOLS) I dont go there and change it-it just does it mysteriously by itself. I am wondering why. As for the router prob- I wonder if its going bad as I dont think I should have to do this daily. It used to be once every month-which seems more normal. Can anyone help and tell me whats going on. I am thinking more router failure than channel prob.

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