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Wireless Drops out.

by Chegism / May 19, 2009 11:01 AM PDT

So here is the deal:

I have a wireless router hooked up to my desktop, and use wireless to connect with my laptop.

Randomly, every few hours, few hours or even few weeks, the wireless just stops being connected. It still shows full signal when i try to reconnect, but it never does. When i do click "connect", the button grays out for 5 secs, lights up again, then stops trying - never giving me an error message. I can connect to other wireless networks during this time, but not my own.

Then, as randomly as it left, it comes back. This can be 10 minutes or 2 weeks until it decides to reconnect.

A forced power-cycle of the router and modem will get it to work, but only until it disconnects again.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-DE-68-2F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:30:53 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:54:07 PM

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-16-33-07

Anyone have any ideas? The above ipconfig is taken when it is disconnected.

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There is a tool
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2009 9:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Wireless Drops out.

Which we moderators know of and will NEVER name that will swat users off WIFI networks that use no or WEP protected networks.

If you setup with WPA then this tool does not work.
Bob

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I use
by Chegism / May 20, 2009 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: There is a tool

I use WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption. The tool does not work for this right?

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Correct!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2009 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: I use

If you have it setup per our forum sticky and disabled Vista's BROADCAST FLAG then I'm going to give the nod to a bum device. What can you swap out?

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