Solved Boarding house wireless drops whenever I turn on my laptop

September 7, 2013 at 02:15:14
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, Celeron(R) Dual Core 1.90 GHz / 3 GB
I recently moved to the UK as an exchange student. I moved in with a landlady but have had trouble connecting to the wireless network. I have a laptop (Dell with win7) and an iPad. The latter worked fine when I entered the network key, but the former is giving me a major headache.

The weird thing is that the house's entire wireless network crashes whenever I turn my laptop on. Even when I manually disable the WLAN adapter on the hardware level, this happens. The problem has to stem from my laptop, because my landlady and housemates (as well as my own iPad and smartphone) have no trouble connecting to the network (as long as my laptop is off, that is).

The laptop is not mine - it belongs to my girlfriend, which is why I wasn't familiar with the network settings as they were prior to my coming here.

I've tried changing the settings, enabling DHCP, setting up a static IP, I've accessed the router settings to see if something might be wrong there, but I couldn't find anything (my laptop does show up in the DHCP table).

At this point I'm at a loss and am hoping some of you could help me out.
Thanks a lot in advance

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September 7, 2013 at 10:02:34
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Just to say that it's best to switch back to dynamic which is the norm in the UK. Otherwise if the router gets powered off and on again you will be on a different address.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 7, 2013 at 10:16:37
Thanks for the reply, Derek. Right now it's on dynamic and I'll be sure to keep it that way.

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