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Zain

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    Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
    « on: April 03, 2009, 09:31:00 PM »
    Hey everyone.

    This past week, I have noticed a weird change with my internet.

    Ya know those 2 icons at the bottom right of your screen , in your toolbar?

    The wireless icon and the direct Local Area Connection.

    Well for some reason, when I'm doing work or whatever the case may be, including just being on msn, my wireless icon dissappears from my toolbar, and from my Network Connections [in my control panel] and the internet stops working completely.

    This only happens for the wireless, and it happens randomly. The only way to get my internet back, is to restart my computer.

    I am hoping that this is not a virus, but I'm coming to you guys for help. Any idea as to why this happens / what I can do?

    Thanks in advance.

    p.s [I have ran a scan with Avira, Malware Bytes Anti Malware, and SuperAntispyware, and they all came up clean]

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    Re: Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
    « Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 10:22:44 PM »
    When this happens again you need to go network connections and show all connections. (Windos XP) When the wireless fails you will have a LAN icon that gets a red X on it. his means the hardware is still there and it reports a broken connection.  If your stuff has auto-enable it will fix itself.
    Devices that use 802.11 are all subject to interference from other devices. You may want to do a scan for other wireless APs and note what signal strength  they have wand channel number they are using. You would prefer to use chan 1, 6 or 11 if possible in your area. Or try to stay two channels away from anybody. And you might consider adjusting your antenna to reject interference.
    « Last Edit: April 04, 2009, 09:50:33 AM by Geek-9pm »

    Zain

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      Re: Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
      « Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 10:40:09 PM »
      Hmm , I'm completely lost.

      Whats cabinet connections? and how do i scan for that AP thing you were talking about?

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        Re: Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
        « Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 11:31:37 PM »
        This happens for numerous reasons. It can be caused from RFI interference, the biggest culpret is cordless telephones, but it can be caused from a broad range of things  including garage door openers to thermostats to touch lamps. I would suggest changing the channel on your wireless router to something else a few gigahertz from your cordless phone if you have one. In any event I would do it anyway to see if it corrects the problem. It has worked for me and many others.

        Good Luck,

        Ed

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          Re: Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
          « Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 11:33:32 PM »
          Ohhhh I seeee.

          How do you know what channel your router and wireless home phone are at?

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            Re: Wireless Network Connection Weirdness
            « Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 12:11:38 AM »

            Try your wireless routers configuration page first its easier. If that does'nt help try the following:

              1.  Open a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, FireFox)
               2. When the browser opens, go to the "Address" bar and input the IP address of the Wireless Router (The default IP Address is 192.168.1.1).
               3. A "User Name" and "Password" prompt will appear, leave the "User Name" field blank and input the Wireless Routers password (The default password of a Linksys Router is admin) into the "Password" field.
               4. After the "Setup" Page loads, click on the Wireless tab.
            Good Luck Again

            Aloha Nui,

            Ed