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Wireless Woes

TamTam Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello H/A

Something is wrong with my dang computer. Specifically, its ability to connect to my home wireless network. I have a Intel 4965agn wireless adapter in my laptop. About a month ago I started having problems.

I had no internet connection despite all icons and windows indicating that I was very much connected. For a while, simply turning off the wireless card and turning it back on reconnected me, but the frequency of the problem increased and the flipping the card off and on no longer worked. I got a new error whenever I tried to reconnect or repair the connection - it got stuck at "Acquiring Network Address" or "Renewing IP Address". Then, I tried using someone's unsecured linksys until that started going awry too. I tried changing the key and channel on the router, to no avail, so I got a USB wireless adapter from Amazon about two weeks ago.

I installed it and it worked like a charm- up until yesterday when it started having exactly the same problems. If I go upstairs and restart the DSL modem/router, it works for a bit, but then I lose my connection again.

My roommate's laptop, despite being ancient, connects fine. I'm upstairs connected by ethernet right now.
The DSL modem is a 2Wire HomePortal 1000HG.

Tam on

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    bumping this up because I'm still having troubles

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  • M0NSTERM0NSTER Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    what icon do you get when you are connected but without internet?

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  • wogiwogi Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Try this:

    start > run > type in "cmd" without the quotes > type in "ipconfig/renew" without the quotes. hit enter.
    it might take a minute or so, much longer, and you have a different problem.


    You might also want to check that your network settings are set to automatically configure your IP address.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    M0NSTER wrote: »
    what icon do you get when you are connected but without internet?

    same as when I'm connected- the bars and the computer with the little "semi-circle waves" next to it
    wogi wrote: »
    Try this:

    start > run > type in "cmd" without the quotes > type in "ipconfig/renew" without the quotes. hit enter.
    it might take a minute or so, much longer, and you have a different problem.


    You might also want to check that your network settings are set to automatically configure your IP address.

    ok, thanks, I will try this when I get back from work

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  • M0NSTERM0NSTER Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    if your still having problems, try installing the latest version of your wireless card drivers, and see is that does anything

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    ok, wogi's solution in combination with deleting a DHCP entry seems to have worked
    I have a sneaking suspicion this problem will resurface though

    Tam on
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