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keep losing my wireless connection

by tml4ever / August 17, 2006 11:27 PM PDT

I have a trendnet wireless router and my desktop is connected to the router with a cable.

I had an old laptop with a trendnet pc card and my speeds and connections were great.

The problem is with my new laptop. I no longer have the old laptop. My new laptop has a broadcom internal wireless adapter and the speeds were really slow.

I took off the security and set a MAC filter list.

My speed is good now, but I keep losing my connection for no reason!

When I reconnect it works fine for a while, then it's gone again. I have changed from channel 7 to 6.

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WiFi connection tips.
by pctechbytes / November 5, 2008 10:37 PM PST

Try moving the router to a central location in the house. Also, right-click the wifi connection in the lower right of your screen and set the priority of your router as the first to connect. If you go to multiple locations or have a neighbor with a wifi router, your laptop might be trying to connecto to it, occasionally.

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Both WEP and MAC filtering is no security.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2008 10:54 PM PST

There are easy to find softwares to interfere and hijack a neighbor's WIFI if they use no security or WEP or MAC filtering or any combo of these.

This is why we note in our forum sticky to move to WPA (and not WPA2) and forgo MAC filtering.

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Having the same problem. try this
by eQueen1 / November 21, 2008 4:27 AM PST

I found this on another site as I'm having the same problem

This from the Linksys web site which is reasonably easy to use and has some
good info.
"If your wireless signal is intermittent, then you are most likely you are
experiencing 2.4 GHz interference. You will need to try switching channels
and changing the SSI D on your WRT54G. The best channels are 1, 6 and 11. To
switch channels:

1. Using a computer that is plugged into the router directly with a
network cable, open a web browser.

2. In the ⤽Address Bar

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