Frequent Wireless Connection Loss

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Hello all,

I'm having a problem that's really starting to get on my nerves. I'm
really hoping that somebody will be able to help me out.

I'm running Windows XP on my laptop, and have a D-Link DWL-650+ card
and a DI-614+ wireless router. I also just moved into a new apartment
complex, which I think is the source of the problem.

After setting up my wireless network (pretty simple, but with WEP), I
notice that I lose my connection about every 10 minutes. This seems
to correspond to when my card senses another network. All of the
sudden, my connection will cut of, and I am presented with a message
telling me that there are now 3 or 4 networks to choose from.

It seems pretty intuitive that there would be a way that I could set
my card to ALWAYS connect to my own router, but I haven't found a way
to do it yet. Has anybody had a similar problem? Any thoughts on how
to solve it?

I'd really appreciate any help.

Thank you very much,
Ben
 
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From my experience, this seems to be a problem between the card's driver and
Windows XP. Some cards and drivers seem to do this more than others.
Windows XP SP2 seems to help some. Here is what I recommend. If your card
has its own configuration program, uncheck "Allow Windows to configure my
wireless network settings" on the "Wireless Tab". Then stop the "Wireless
Zero Configuration" service. Use the card's configuration program to manage
your wireless network settings.

Jeff


"Ben" <bwilde@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:dae9916a.0409091633.50cc5951@posting.google.com...
> Hello all,
>
> I'm having a problem that's really starting to get on my nerves. I'm
> really hoping that somebody will be able to help me out.
>
> I'm running Windows XP on my laptop, and have a D-Link DWL-650+ card
> and a DI-614+ wireless router. I also just moved into a new apartment
> complex, which I think is the source of the problem.
>
> After setting up my wireless network (pretty simple, but with WEP), I
> notice that I lose my connection about every 10 minutes. This seems
> to correspond to when my card senses another network. All of the
> sudden, my connection will cut of, and I am presented with a message
> telling me that there are now 3 or 4 networks to choose from.
>
> It seems pretty intuitive that there would be a way that I could set
> my card to ALWAYS connect to my own router, but I haven't found a way
> to do it yet. Has anybody had a similar problem? Any thoughts on how
> to solve it?
>
> I'd really appreciate any help.
>
> Thank you very much,
> Ben
 
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"Jeff Durham" <jdurham.outdoor.life@cinci.rr.com> wrote in message
news:TS60d.336376$fv.116676@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> From my experience, this seems to be a problem between the card's driver
and
> Windows XP. Some cards and drivers seem to do this more than others.
> Windows XP SP2 seems to help some. Here is what I recommend. If your
card
> has its own configuration program, uncheck "Allow Windows to configure my
> wireless network settings" on the "Wireless Tab". Then stop the
"Wireless
> Zero Configuration" service. Use the card's configuration program to
manage
> your wireless network settings.
>
> Jeff
>
>
I also found that that helped a lot.

--
John Owens


Fax 44 1509 89 08 22
www.GoodViews.co.uk
 
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"Jeff Durham" <jdurham.outdoor.life@cinci.rr.com> wrote in message
news:TS60d.336376$fv.116676@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> From my experience, this seems to be a problem between the card's driver
and
> Windows XP. Some cards and drivers seem to do this more than others.
> Windows XP SP2 seems to help some. Here is what I recommend. If your
card
> has its own configuration program, uncheck "Allow Windows to configure my
> wireless network settings" on the "Wireless Tab". Then stop the "Wireless
> Zero Configuration" service. Use the card's configuration program to
manage
> your wireless network settings.
>
> Jeff
>
>
> "Ben" <bwilde@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:dae9916a.0409091633.50cc5951@posting.google.com...
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm having a problem that's really starting to get on my nerves. I'm
> > really hoping that somebody will be able to help me out.
> >
> > I'm running Windows XP on my laptop, and have a D-Link DWL-650+ card
> > and a DI-614+ wireless router. I also just moved into a new apartment
> > complex, which I think is the source of the problem.
> >
> > After setting up my wireless network (pretty simple, but with WEP), I
> > notice that I lose my connection about every 10 minutes. This seems
> > to correspond to when my card senses another network. All of the
> > sudden, my connection will cut of, and I am presented with a message
> > telling me that there are now 3 or 4 networks to choose from.
> >
> > It seems pretty intuitive that there would be a way that I could set
> > my card to ALWAYS connect to my own router, but I haven't found a way
> > to do it yet. Has anybody had a similar problem? Any thoughts on how
> > to solve it?
> >
> > I'd really appreciate any help.
> >
> > Thank you very much,
> > Ben
>
>

Have you tried using a different channel?
 
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It is possible that it could be the channel and interface with other 2.4GHz
devices such as cordless phones. However, I know of too many people
including my own experience where Windows XP has a real problem with
dropping wireless connections. It seems that as soon as a new wireless
network gets detected, there is a strong likelihood that Windows XP will
drop your current wireless connection. I have seen this too many times.
Disabling Windows' ability to manage the wireless connection fixes the
problem. Windows XP SP2 seems to help, but does always resolve the problem.

Jeff


"John Kelly" <fielldmaster@thefield.fsworldDELETEME.co.uk> wrote in message
news:chrkdv$vim$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>
> "Jeff Durham" <jdurham.outdoor.life@cinci.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:TS60d.336376$fv.116676@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
>> From my experience, this seems to be a problem between the card's driver
> and
>> Windows XP. Some cards and drivers seem to do this more than others.
>> Windows XP SP2 seems to help some. Here is what I recommend. If your
> card
>> has its own configuration program, uncheck "Allow Windows to configure my
>> wireless network settings" on the "Wireless Tab". Then stop the
>> "Wireless
>> Zero Configuration" service. Use the card's configuration program to
> manage
>> your wireless network settings.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>> "Ben" <bwilde@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:dae9916a.0409091633.50cc5951@posting.google.com...
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > I'm having a problem that's really starting to get on my nerves. I'm
>> > really hoping that somebody will be able to help me out.
>> >
>> > I'm running Windows XP on my laptop, and have a D-Link DWL-650+ card
>> > and a DI-614+ wireless router. I also just moved into a new apartment
>> > complex, which I think is the source of the problem.
>> >
>> > After setting up my wireless network (pretty simple, but with WEP), I
>> > notice that I lose my connection about every 10 minutes. This seems
>> > to correspond to when my card senses another network. All of the
>> > sudden, my connection will cut of, and I am presented with a message
>> > telling me that there are now 3 or 4 networks to choose from.
>> >
>> > It seems pretty intuitive that there would be a way that I could set
>> > my card to ALWAYS connect to my own router, but I haven't found a way
>> > to do it yet. Has anybody had a similar problem? Any thoughts on how
>> > to solve it?
>> >
>> > I'd really appreciate any help.
>> >
>> > Thank you very much,
>> > Ben
>>
>>
>
> Have you tried using a different channel?
>
>
>
 

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