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Wireless Adapter Randomly Disconnecting [Netgear WG111]?

by lowzack / February 26, 2009 1:06 AM PST

Hello. I recently purchased a Netgear Wireless-G router and a Netgear WG111 Wireless adapter. One of the computers in the network is wired, the other is wireless. The wireless one (my personal computer, the other is the family computer) has been acting funny. About a week ago my wireless connection kept being dropped randomly, so I uninstalled and re-installed all the wireless adapter software. This did not help. So I decided to try Windows 7 Beta for awhile, and my connection was perfect the whole time i was using it. However, I switched back to XP Professional SP3 last night becuase I wanted to. Now I am having the same problems. I can really only gain access to one web page before my Internet goes down. Windows Firewall is off, and there are no other firewalls on the computer. I tried disabling Windows Zero Configuration, but that did nothing. Then I tried disabling the software that came with the adapter and just use Windows Zero Configuration, but that also yielded no results. Anyone have any ideas on what it might be and how to fix it?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2009 1:35 AM PST
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by lowzack / February 26, 2009 5:34 AM PST
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I went through all of that when setting up the router. But before I was about to unistall and reinstall everything, I tried power cycling, but this did not help So, I tried uninstalling everything having to do with my wireless connection and router on both computers, and re-installed everything, making sure it was up to date, to no avail.

It seems that my connection only goes down when trying to send or receive data, which in any other situation would lead me to believe that it was my Wireless adapter, however, the part that puzzles me is why would it work perfectly on Windows 7?

I also tried to repair the connections and went through all the help topics on the Netgear site, none of which applied to me, or helped. The closest thing there was was regarding XP SP1, and even it was fixed in SP2, so I assume that it should be fine in SP3.

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So is it 128 bit WEP or less?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2009 8:38 AM PST
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Your new post didn't tell much more. To start the process you have to tell a little more. Maybe the gear is busted but I'd like to hear about how you set up WEP and more.

"why would it work perfectly on Windows 7?"

That's a good clue. 7 comes packed with many of the motherboard drivers but your post is too light for me to write which I'd try.

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