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Satellite L775D-S7226

by ESL Trainer / April 27, 2012 2:14 PM PDT

Hi:

I have a Toshiba Satellite L775-S7226 laptop, AMD A6-3400M APU, 6.00 GB RAM, 64 bit OS, running Windows 7, that refuses to stay online when using my wireless internet connection. It does fine when using an Ethernet connection.

When I use wireless to get online, no matter whether I use Internet Explorer, Firefox, or AOL, the system will tell me I don't have an internet connection, even though my icon shows it being available. When I finally manage to get online, after connecting and disconnecting, and rebooting several times, I'll manage to get online, but a few minutes later it boots me off again. Sometimes when it does that, it shows my system as being active, but then other times, the network information and sharing center shows that little X between my "home" and the Internet. During all this, my computer will show 5 or more local internet connections, occasionally it will show even more. Only one of them is not password protected, my immediate next door neighbor.

The constant booting off is a pain when trying to search for things, or when writing an email. If I download something like a movie, the computer will stay online while doing it, and I can surf to my heart's content. If I wanted to download a movie or TV show every time I use my computer, I guess that would be the way to go, but I don't want to have to do that.

I have another Toshiba laptop, different model, that doesn't have this problem, so it has to be this model.

I have a Linksys E2500 router and a Zoom 3.0 modem, series 1094.

Any help anyone can give me will be appreciated.

Thank-you.

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The download a movie could be the clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2012 2:21 PM PDT
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The download a movie could be a clue
by ESL Trainer / May 24, 2012 11:31 PM PDT

I can't blame the torrent downloads. I've been using it for years on my other computer, and it's still being used on that computer, with no problem.

Fortunately, the problem isn't happening like it was.

Thanks for your input, anyway.

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Not my advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2012 4:03 AM PDT

It was Grif's advice.

However if downloaders learn they learn that WiFi is not a preferred connection for heavy use as there are too many glitches and bugs in routers and drivers. I make no offer to correct that issue.
Bob

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