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My comp only connects to my wireless internet 5 min @ a time

by olivepit / March 21, 2007 12:11 PM PDT

When I am on the computer (Dell Dimension L800) , I can work for about 5 minutes at a time before pages stop responding no matter which browser I am using. I am using a Belkin USB wireless connector to connect to my Apple Airport Express hub. I tried running the Ethernet cord directly from my Vonage router as well with the same results. Could this be ME, the Vonage router, or the Apple Airport express? Thanks in Advance.

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Try a test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 12:14 PM PDT

Take the laptop to a wifi hotspot and retest.

Be sure to start with router defaults and don't turn off SSID broadcast. While a common security advice it's been found to create trouble for some.

In closing, no spyware please.

Bob

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Re: Try a test.
by olivepit / March 22, 2007 12:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Try a test.

It is actually a desktop. I set up the network through my Mac notebook, which is out of commission right now. So, I have no access to the network settings without the Mac.

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"I set up the network through my Mac notebook, "
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 12:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Try a test.

Which means the network through a wifi connection shouldn't stay up either.

Sorry but since I don't have a clear picture of the setup and no comments about router firmware version (make, model, etc.) I'll have to wait till you tell more.

Bob

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