Help with disconnection!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ShepsCrook, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Ok, I installed a Linksys Wireless G PCI card into one of my computers about.... 20-30 ft away from the wireless G router. It worked until I switched cases and had to install a new HD. Now it seems the card won't keep a consistant connection with the router. It will disconnect or lose connection at least 3 times an hour, while the computer is in use.

    Any suggestions as to why this might be happening and how to fix it?
     
  2. maybe the new case is preventing the signal from going out correctly (maybe that's not it though) or maybe the driver didn't install correctly
     
  3. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Well, I've reinstalled the original CD drivers, as well as tried new ones from the linksys website. I was thinking maybe the case is blocking some of the signal. I might try moving the computer closer to router by a few feet tomorrow.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Are you using both the card and router in 'G' mode (router may be transmitting both B and G signals, try switching to just one)

    Are there any other devices close by which may interfere ? (bizarre as it may be, microwaves, cordless phones, cellphones and sometimes even bluetooth can mess with a connection. I've seen cases where a neighbours cordless phone messed with a wifi rotuer, pain in the ass.)

    Also you could try a connection monitoring tool (I can't suggest any for Windows as I don't know any.) which will monitor the signal/noise/connection speed and packets... may give you an idea of why the connection drops.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Well, the router is on the other side of the room from my main computers which are hardlined.. (Router is closer to the computer that is having the problems) Inbetween the router and the bad computer is just a hallway and walls.

    I do have a panasonic 5.8ghz phone in the room, but that's too high of a range to be messing with the router...