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TimeMachine Airport drops connection?

Hi folks,
I posted a similar question on a Win forum but not sure it is a win problem. I have an XP laptop with a wireless connection that seems to drop and reconnect constantly to my TimeMachine airport. I thought it was the firewall on the laptop, but that doesn't seem to be the issue... How do I tell if the Airport itself is causing the problem?? My desktop is bluetooth not airport...
AFAIK all airport software is up to date and I'm on 10.6.3 OSX
Thanks
Jeff

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"My desktop is bluetooth not airport"

Not sure that statement is actually true.

I will believe that your PC or Mac has Bluetooth capabilities but the connection to the TimeMachine would not be BT but plain old 802.11g/n wireless.

While we're on the subject, are you sure that TimeMachine is the correct name for your device?
Are you sure it is not a Time Capsule?

If the Mac does not drop its connection to this device, I would look toward the XP box for the solution.

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Yeah, Time Capsule

Yes, sorry, the machine is called the Time Capsule. From other posts, it seems to be a hibernation issue on the XP laptop that is causing the problem.

Thanks
Jeff

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