Internet connection seems to drop often

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by WhatTheSchmidt, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    I'm using MSI wireless Utility with my card, the connection is always 90+% and is pretty fast and good most of the time. All of the sudden for no reason I can fathom the connection stops working and the MSI utility will either display connection is good or it will go back and forth with disconnected and connected but not work. I have to right click on the windows wireless connection and click repair. After the repair it works fine for 15+ minutes but the problem happens again within an hour.

    What's going on and how can I fix this? Should I try using windows zero configuration?
     
  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    We could use some more info:

    - What wireless router are you using?
    - Any other wireless connected PCs or laptops that exhibit the same problem?

    And use WZC and see if your problem is gone.
     
  3. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    situation got a lot worse last night..I no longer have internet.
    the router is a linksys wrt54gs(pretty sure) The internet is working fine..I'm on it right now on a roommates laptop. The problem happened out of nowhere. I switched over to windows zero configuration and it ran the same way as before for like 6 hours and now it says I'm connected with a good signal to our router but I don't get internet.

    Please help, thanks.
     
  4. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    drivers, have you reset the router, does it work if you manually configure ip
     
  5. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    I tied resetting the router a few times, didn't help at all

    how do i manually configure ip?
     
  6. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Control Panel > Network > right click on the wireless and set a IP In the TCP IP, set it to like 192.168.1.69, default gateway 192.168.1.1, subnet 255.255.255.0, dns set as 192.168.1.1 or even try like 4.2.2.2
     
  7. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    right clicking on the wireless internet connection I don't see how to set the ip...win xp pro
     
  8. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    right click, go to properties, you will see 4 checkboxes in the middle, double click on the one that says TCP/IP
     
  9. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    tried that and still get nothing...still says connected and I tried repair but I get nothing
     
  10. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    netsh winsock reset didn't do anything after going back to automatic ip

    this could be virus/spyware or something possibly so I will try doing hijack this

    what else can I try?
     
  11. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    I got internet working again using the winsockxpfix program on my usb drive...

    I will most likely still lose connection here and there I will report back when I get that problem again
     
  12. WhatTheSchmidt

    WhatTheSchmidt Limp Gawd

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    yep...just got the weird loss in connection for no reason and had to repair
     
  13. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    Not sure... the only thing I've seen this happen with is with IPv6 enabled under Vista personally :(. Still, bump and hopefully someone else knows!