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Laptop no longer can connect to wireless network!
10. Dec 2010 at 19:39
 
Once upon a time (yesterday morning), my Internet was extremely slow so I contacted my ISP. Alright, here's my home network configuration:
 
1) Main desktop computer: Windows 7, directly connected to DSL modem (Gnet) and wireless router (Cisco)
 
2) Laptop #2: Windows XP, connected wirelessly to router
 
3) Laptop #3 (netbook): same as #2
 
Here's the story. The tech guy of my ISP had me reset my router, go in the configuration page 192.168.1.1 and change the "size" of something called MTU (??) from 1492 to 1452. This solved everything and all webpages were loading just fine.
 
When I tried laptop #2, later on that day, I of course had to reconnect it to the newly recreated wireless network, which I tried to do, to no avail. Back then, I was getting a message about some sort of missing certificate. Got frustrated, went to bed.
 
This morning, I tried to start from scratch again and reset my router once more. This time, I tried to connect laptop #2 through that Network Magic program from Cisco, but it's still not working. (This time I'm not even getting that certificate message at all.)
 
In the meantime, I tried to have laptop #3 to connect wirelessly... and it worked! At my first attempt.
 
Now, I don't believe in such coincidences and I *KNOW* for a fact that laptop #2's wireless card still works. It was connecting just fine to the network the day before yesterday.
 
HELP!!!  cry
 
Thanks in advance for your help!
 
PS: I should of course mention that laptop #2 detects all the wireless networks in my building, including my own, the one I want to connect to!)
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Re: Laptop no longer can connect to wireless netwo
Reply #1 - 10. Dec 2010 at 19:51
 
I had a similar problem with mine and my dad (who's a real spod and has worked in computing for about 30 years) suggested I buy a USB which is designed for desktops WITHOUT wireless connectivity, so that it can 'boost' the signal.  They come with a mini CD which allows you to install the software, and was just £10 over here - maybe that's an option (tho not an immediate one I grant you)?   Smiley
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Reply #2 - 10. Dec 2010 at 20:00
 
Quote from anortherncod on 10. Dec 2010 at 19:51:
I had a similar problem with mine and my dad (who's a real spod and has worked in computing for about 30 years) suggested I buy a USB which is designed for desktops WITHOUT wireless connectivity, so that it can 'boost' the signal.  They come with a mini CD which allows you to install the software, and was just £10 over here - maybe that's an option (tho not an immediate one I grant you)?   Smiley

 
The thing is, I really don't think it has no wireless connectivity, since it was working perfectly fine before I reset my router and it detects all the wireless networks. I know it must be a configuration problem, but I just don't know what to do...
 
Thanks for your suggestion, though!  Smiley
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Reply #3 - 15. Dec 2010 at 13:30
 
Alright. My laptop's problem still isn't fixed. But here's an update:
 
It can still detect my wireless network, but the news is that it now actually connects to it. The things is, the connection drops after five seconds. Then it connects again after another five seconds, looses it, and the cycle never stops. It's constantly on and off.
 
Any ideas, guys?
 
Thanks again in advance...  undecided
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Reply #4 - 17. Dec 2010 at 13:23
 
Hi,
 
Looks like a problem I had some time ago.
Some googling told me that it was a virus preventing my PC to connect to the network.
I ran a virus-test, a virus was found and deleted. The internet connection worked flawlessly after that.
 
So I suggest running a decent antivirus programme, maybe it will solve your problem?
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Reply #5 - 17. Dec 2010 at 15:25
 
Quote from ivolinssen on 17. Dec 2010 at 13:23:
Hi,

Looks like a problem I had some time ago.


 
The problem with these things is that they look like a problem pretty much everyone has had some time ago  Grin
 
Wireless networks can be a real pain in the *** , and are notorious for acting up without any apparent cause.
 
It could be a myriad of things , my contributions to a possible solution would be to update the router's firmware, and/or try and set the router to a fixed channel, when I had a problem like this once, this "fixed" it. Since the problems started after a reset , it could also indicate that some essential data got erased: a password, username or other setting required for your provider or network etc etc.
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