Wireless Internet Problem

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by IanG, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. IanG


    Mar 4, 2007
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    Hi Guys

    I pray that someone can help.

    I am currently experiencing a problem when I connect to the internet in wireless mode.

    Basically I have a full strength signal. I connect to the net and it opens with no problem. I can go to different web pages but then after 5 - 10 or if im lucky 20 minutes or so, it seems to have difficulty opening pages, almost like it freezes and then ultimately, it dies with the infamous "this page cannot be displayed".

    Then after this, the only way I can get back on the net in wireless mode is to reset the wireless card, but the same problem as above occur's after 10 or 15 minutes or so.

    I have listed my laptop information below, I have Vista Home Basic and my wireless adapter in an Atheros AR5005G (Link below)


    Laptop Info




    Any help that you can provide will be greatly appriciated.

    IanG, Mar 4, 2007
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  2. IanG


    Feb 20, 2007
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    Bad news is that many. many peeps are having problems with Wireless connection it's a lot to do with using WAP not WEP and the fact that routers are not responding to Vista's signal properly, several work around have been posted for different hardware, they mainly revolve around turning off (uninstall from the network properties of the card) the bottom two protocols and IPv6 then remove you cards Vista driver and install the card with the XP driver, reports are that signal strength registers properly and you don't keep getting dropped I did this with a laptop with a Broadcom card and were I was getting only a poor signal registering in one dialogue, another was saying excellent (which it was) the connection would establish OK half the time then get dropped almost straight away the rest of the time I got 'windows cannot find any networks to connect to'. I follwed the advice above, can't remember where I found it, the connection is now fine all normal, no drops and excellent signal permenantly.

    I strongly anticipate a patch or two from MS soon as this seems to be a pandemic problem with Vista and wireless and clearly needs sorting out.

    Isn't it nice to know though that it's not your fault !
    cyclic, Mar 5, 2007
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