None of 3 wireless adapters will stay connect

Microsoft Windows vista home basic - 32-...
July 13, 2010 at 08:42:30
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I purchased in Feb 2010. I was using a wireless network for the internet prior to moving. It worked fine.
I have moved and now am using AT&T gateway. My wireless connection will not stay connected. The other devices in the home have no problems at all. I have tried updating drivers. I at first thought it was the Dell WLAN half mini card but now I don't think so. I have tried a Belkin and a 2Wire wireless adapter and neither of them are successful of staying connected. The router is a 2Wire and there is a great signal.
I have Windows Vista Home Basic.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#1
July 13, 2010 at 09:26:46
If you haven't tried it, right click on the adapter icon in the tray & click let windows manage......

Then remove the other software from the startup tab under msconfig.

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#2
July 13, 2010 at 09:36:23
I have tried just about everything. It worked a solid week after updating my driver. Something that is very strange occurs. I select "connect automatically" to a specific network and it undoes that setting every time. It almost seems like someone is coming along undoing what I have done.

I just now entered an IP address that is consistent but that did not work either.

I have changed the channel the gateway is using and the power level. I have gone through resetting the router/gateway, tried different wireless adapters on my laptop and all of them experience the exact same thing. Why did it work and then suddenly stop?

I am thinking maybe it could be a virus but the past 4 scans performed by Web Root have come up with no spyware or viruses. I have let windows diagnose but everything it tells me is false.


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#3
July 13, 2010 at 10:25:20
I have tried just about everything. It worked a solid week after updating my driver. Something that is very strange occurs. I select "connect automatically" to a specific network and it undoes that setting every time. It almost seems like someone is coming along undoing what I have done.

I just now entered an IP address that is consistent but that did not work either.

I have changed the channel the gateway is using and the power level. I have gone through resetting the router/gateway, tried different wireless adapters on my laptop and all of them experience the exact same thing. Why did it work and then suddenly stop?

I am thinking maybe it could be a virus but the past 4 scans performed by Web Root have come up with no spyware or viruses. I have let windows diagnose but everything it tells me is false.


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#4
July 13, 2010 at 17:25:45
Tell windows to manage the connection. Then see what happens.

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#5
July 14, 2010 at 09:19:10
I have tried over and over letting windows manage the
connection. Any message I get is false from windows. I am
considering upgrading to windows 7 and if that might resolve
the problem. Does anyone know if that might work?

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#6
July 15, 2010 at 05:22:55
Upgrading to windows 7 won't solve your problem. There are more Vista drivers available than windows 7 drivers.

After you tell windows to manage the connection, you MUST stop the other drivers from loading at boot time. Have you done that?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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