wifi problem sustaining connection

June 8, 2009 at 09:08:19
Specs: Windows Vista Business

I have recently been given a brand new Dell
Latitude E5400 laptop from work running Vista
Business to replace my old Lenovo which was
running Vista Basic. Since receiving my new
laptop I am having continous problems with its
wifi connection.

The first of these being; If I awake the laptop
from sleep it either cannot reconnect to the
internet (local connection only) and I have to
manually disconnect and reconnect to the
network to be able to access webpages.
Occasionally it reconnects after sleep and
says it has both local and internet access,
however when I open my browser and try to
access a website it tries to access the
webpage and after a short while states that it
cannot display the webpage.

I then have to constantly manually disconnect
and reconnect to my network to try and reset
the wifi connection. Sometimes this rectifies
the problem, sometimes it doesn't and
sometime it rectifies the problem for around 30
seconds or so before I get the message
saying it cannot display the webpage again.

Secondly, when I do get a connection for a
sustained period of time after rebooting or
something, it again appears to lose internet
connection randomly and displays the 'cannot
display the webpage' message, even though
the network icon in the system tray says I
have both local and internet access! I have
tried right clicking on the network icon in the
system tray and running 'diagnose and repair'
but it just states that windows could not find
any problems with my internet connection. I
never had problems like this with my previous
laptop. I also have a desktop PC running
Windows XP and an xbox which are both
connected wirelessly to the network and have
no problems with sustaining an internet

It is a really frustrating situation so any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

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June 8, 2009 at 14:35:08
Are you using a special manufacturers driver for your wireless card?

If so, you might try to switch to the Windows Wireless Management Tools, to manage the WiFi connection.
On some notebooks that helps.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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June 8, 2009 at 15:11:43

no, I am using windows to manage my wireless network/wireless

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June 8, 2009 at 15:20:54
Ok, so have you already tried the manufacturers management tool?
And did it end up in the same result?

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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