Networking & Wireless forum

General discussion

why does it say its connected but its not?

by aoneil2 / March 13, 2008 4:22 AM PDT

i can connect to the internet but i have to keep 'repairing' my wireless connection and also when i am 'connected' i can go online for like 10 mins at a time then it disconnects. when i click in the right hand bottom corner with the wireless symbol it has a red X on it but i am 'connected' online, but then i have to disable and repair it again. Also when i open the wireless network window when i highlight or click on my wireless network it says 'not connected' but then when i look at the bottom of the widow it says 'disconnect'? why wont it just stay connected or pick up the signal permanently? When i scroll over the little wireless network symbol on the right hand bottom corner it says 'wireless network not connceted' even when im am actually online for like 10 mins. thanks

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: why does it say its connected but its not?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: why does it say its connected but its not?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
With the kiddie friendly exploit tools out now...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2008 9:25 AM PDT

I expect this for networks with no or WEP security.

What's yours?

Collapse -
by jimboxp / March 16, 2008 6:25 AM PDT

How far are you away from the signal? What kind of internet is this and are you sure you can pick up the internet for 10 mins and it drops?

Collapse -
In addition
by PudgyOne / March 16, 2008 9:45 AM PDT

Did you set up your wireless router like the Forum Sticky suggests?


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?