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Old 09-20-2008, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have a Dell D600 I picked fairly cheap used. Ever since I got it has lost its wireless connection very frequently. Most of the time its just for a second and then it take a minute as it says aquiring network address. But it will say the connection to my network is excellent. Any ideas to fix this? Or is this a common problem? Thanks alot.
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Have you updated the drivers from teh Dell site?
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've updated the 2100 Wireless LAN card driver. I looked up the drivers and theres a couple hundred total. I have no idea what needs to be updated or not. Anyone else have this problem and know how to fix it?
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What's your signal strength when it disconnects?
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've also noticed it depends on the sites you go to somewhat. Like the connection goes out a lot for my fiance because she goes to myspace and victorias secret. Like I tried victorias secret like she was just doing and every time I click a product to bring up another page it loses connection, everytime. Any ideas?
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What's your signal strength when it disconnects?
Excellent. I am still connected to my router it seems, just have no internet connection for some reason. And I know my router isn't losing connection because it happens while I am connected to my Xbox and playing online with the same connection. Though it doesn't matter if I am playing or not.
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Try rebooting the router/modem.
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Try rebooting the router/modem.
Its not the router or modem, I recently got a new modem and it still does it. It also does it at my fiance's parents house and other devices never lose connection at the same places. It is something with the laptop.
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I wouldn't think XP is the problem. It could be a bad radio. You could open the access cover to see if the antenna cables are connected securely.
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It really seems like it happens mostly on websites with a lot of pictures to load.
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