On and Off Wireless Connection

August 19, 2010 at 08:37:20
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop could always connect to the internet until a few weeks ago. Nothing has changed since then, but the laptop will disconnect from the internet for no apparent reason. And the problem isn't the router because two other computers are connected to it.

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#1
August 19, 2010 at 09:36:59
And the problem isn't the router because two other computers are connected to it.

And these other two computers connect wirelessly as well, or are they connected via a network cable to the router?

If the others are wireless, you will need to check and ensure the wireless interface on your problem laptop has the most up-to-date drivers available. If it already does, or you update them and that doesn't fix the issue, you will next want to try un/reinstalling the TCP/IP stack on that interface.

If neither of the above works, the next thing to do would be to remove the wireless interface from Device Manager and then reboot and let Windows "find" the device and reinstall it.

If none of the above fixes the issue, you're going to have to take it in and have a professional look at it as you may have a bad network interface.

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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#2
August 20, 2010 at 13:23:58
Yes, both computers are connected to the router wirelessly.
I'm sorry for asking but...
How do I know if I have the most up-to-date drivers available?
And how would I un/reinstall the TCP/IP stack on this interface?
Thank you for replying

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#3
August 26, 2010 at 12:46:34
Yes, both computers are connected to the router wirelessly.
I'm sorry for asking but...
How do I know if I have the most up-to-date drivers available?
And how would I un/reinstall the TCP/IP stack on this interface?
Thank you for replying

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