My wireless keeps disconnecting

April 3, 2011 at 13:10:23
Specs: Windows Vista
My wireless decided to disconnect and reconnect randomly throughout any time I use it. Thought it maybe the the router so bought a new one Netgear and its was fine for the first 48 hours and now its keeps doing the same again. Its fine if I plug in the ethernet cable so no the modem and router are fine.

Not sure what it is, my Toshiba laptop is probably about 5 years old - is it time for a new one? Is it something simple or what? arrgh please help me

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April 4, 2011 at 07:58:06
First, you should check for newer drivers for the wireless NIC on your laptop. If they're available, update them and see if that doesn't fix the issue.

If it doesn't, you may have to replace the NIC.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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April 4, 2011 at 12:35:10
Thanks I'll investigate the NIC (whatever it is) The location of the wireless router or the laptop have never changed but will try this too and see what happens.

Thankyou for your help

(one day I'll understand technology!!)

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June 2, 2011 at 03:27:36
I had a very bizarre experience too. I run a number of wireless devices off of a Netgear router and all was fine until last weekend when suddenly the whole router froze for all devices and pointed to IP or Internet provider issues. Over an irritating 3 days it turned out through a process of elimination and buying a new laptop (wasnt the issue) that my external (to the laptop) monitor (Viewsonic) was failing and emitting a buzzing sound. Eliminating the monitor from the monitor cured the problem and a new one purchased (all fine now) Still unsure why but the monitor must have been emitting some sort of frequency that caused the router to hand! weird and ultimately a very bizarre experience. Just a thought if your baffled and have nowhere else to turn.

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August 18, 2011 at 04:08:42

You can fix the Internet connectivity issues of your router in your wireless network; first, you can check the type of issue faced. Check for your router and the associated hardware. If you have issues with your power supply, you need to ensure proper supply of power. Check your Ethernet connectivity cables; if you have any issues with them, you could replace the cables. If you have issues with your Internet Service Provider, you can contact them and get the problem fixed.

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September 15, 2011 at 09:50:08
Hello Everyone,

I had the same problem and searched for 2 days for an answer.

I am running Intel Centrino Wireless n 1030 in Windows 7.

I finally came across an updated driver for the Centrino Wireless n 1030. It was updated 5/2011 which was more current than the 12/2010 version I had on my computer.

When you log onto the site it says that !This driver is not designed for you computer!, but I downloaded and installed it anyways.


I hope this helps...


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