Windows 7 and Linksys Router

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April 16, 2010 at 01:50:17
Specs: Windows XP
I'm having a problem where my linksys wrt110 router keeps disconnecting from the net when I turn on my wireless on my Hp Mini. It wasn't happening when I had XP on it so I'm pretty sure it may because of Windows 7. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
April 16, 2010 at 02:08:56
What does Windows 7 have to do with your wireless router dropping off internet ? If your Windows 7 loses connectivity with your wireless router, that I understand. In this case, uninstall and re-install the wireless adapter drivers. Maybe removing the wireless adapter in Device Manager and restarting your HP mini may help re-installing the adapter and its driver better. Also look for updated drivers for the wireless adapter in HP web support.

SuatCINI


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#2
April 16, 2010 at 06:46:24
My sister has HP mini, same trouble occur when we tried upgrading her system on Windows 7. There is an existing compatibility issue on it when we asked the computer men where we bought her laptop. Also, we can't get her MS Outlook 2007 working well on Windows 7 but when we downgraded it to Windows XP, everything works fine already.

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#3
April 16, 2010 at 11:06:49
goto change advanced power settings to ensure wireless adapter settings are set to max performance also updating router firmware when moving to windows7 has solved a lot of wireless problems
also check services.msc to see if the wlan autoconfig services is started

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#4
April 16, 2010 at 14:09:22
I got it fixed. For the first responder: It was a issue due to windows 7 because hp mini comes with a program that runs outside of Windows at the computers start up. It allows access to internet, mail and messaging with its on OS. When I accessed my wireless on the program (Quickwebs), it worked amazingly until I decided to start up Windows. It then disconnected every computer connected to that router when I again turned on the wireless on the Mini.

Long story short though, I upgraded the routers firmware and now its better. Still a little buggy but its alot better than the headache I was working with earlier. If anyone else is having this problem or one similiar to it, I'd be happy to give any assistance.


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#5
April 17, 2010 at 00:54:19
I built myself a new PC four months ago on an Asus board that has ExpressGate, a feature similar to yours. ExpressGate allows you to connect to internet without entering Windows or any other OS. ExpressGate has its own OS, a mini Linux. I have my ExpressGate disabled right from the beginning because I do not use this feature. In the M/B manual, it is said that it takes 10 seconds to get to internet with ExpressGate. But my PC takes 40 seconds to get to internet with Windows 7 x64. Plus Asus board itself takes 30-35 seconds to initialize in the first place.

EDIT: Not 30-35 sec. Only 15-18 sec. Sorry for the mistake.


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#6
April 17, 2010 at 14:57:19
I completely understand. I had XP before. I heard about Vista and all the problems when it was first introduced so I never bothered in getting it. So far I feel like Windows 7, other than the visuals, isn't that great. Just to add a network, I had to research almost all day. Overall, I've found that it isn't very user friendly.

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