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New Laptop will not stay connected to Linksys WRT54GX4

by pjazz / April 12, 2008 3:49 PM PDT

I have a new Dell Latitude which replaced an older dell latitude. My old dell had no problems connecting wirelessly to my router. The new one connects then a few minutes later locks up the router. I have to reboot the router for it to start working again. Its using windows xp
professionl service pack 2. If I plug into the wired connection it works fine. It also connects fine wirelessly at work. Any Ideas?

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New = warranty
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 10:21 PM PDT

But is this setup per our forum sticky? If not there are some machines that won't stay connected due to drivers. But I've seen owners that can't work the issue and won't go with what works and lose many months trying to get it fixed. Let's share those router settings and try it per our forum sticky.

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Problem solved
by pjazz / April 13, 2008 1:05 AM PDT
In reply to: New = warranty

I initially tried to update the firmware on my router but was using the wrong file. I downloaded and installed the correct file and it worked like a champ. Thanks

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I am having exactly the same problem.

I am having exactly the same problem with a used Dell Latitude I just purchased. I can connect to my network at home but when I try to connect here at work the Laptop sees the network, says I have excellent signal strength but limited or no connectivity.

When I try to repair the connection the laptop is unable to acquire a new IP.

The router is a linxsys WAP54g.

Can anyone help?

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Let's try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 6:44 AM PDT

I find used machines often need the OS reloaded according to the maker's instructions.

Try that!

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