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Wireless connection goes in and out.

by Sulfuriic / July 24, 2011 5:11 AM PDT

Hey everyone I have been fighting this for about a week now and im out of options. Heres my information WTM552 router, realtek 8190 wireless nic on desktop. Not sure what is on my wife's laptop which i leave beside me at all times for troubleshooting this mess. Here is the deal, my gaming computer got a nasty virus here few weeks back I wiped it and re installed the OS took care of everything. Since then after updating all my new drivers etc my internet has just been horrible. In and out constantly I can not play a game or stream anything. I look next to me and my wife's laptop does not have this problem. It is 100% functional when my internet goes down. I have googled and checked for drivers and updates on all my hardware and I am clueless. Any helps fellas would much be appreciated.

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Let's try simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2011 5:14 AM PDT

Set the router to defaults then change the SSID to a simple 6 letters and for security, WPA2 AES.

Better? Worse, Same?

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Wish it was that easy.
by Sulfuriic / July 24, 2011 8:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Let's try simple.

Hmm intresting the isp that we are using has set there own passwords on the actual router. Im assuming for me to access my router configuration I will have to enter my gateway Ip? I believe in my browser and it will bring up my menu correct? Well anyway they have set there own password on my router. I find this very odd. I cant get into my settings to change anything. Is this normal?????

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It can be.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2011 8:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Wish it was that easy.

Some ISPs do end to end support. If so, ask them to change it.

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Maybe a permission issue on the router
by bbox2020 / July 25, 2011 4:49 AM PDT

Maybe, since you have a new installation of Windows, your router is dropping your connection because your pc needs to be re-added to the list of computers allowed to be on the internet in the router along with your wife's. Just an idea...

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