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Repairing Wireless Network

By arichart ·
I have a Netgear wireless router (802.11g) running off of my desktop that is wired and a laptop with a wireless card (802.11g). The network works but I have to keep repairing the network on both computers as the network just seems to quit. Both machines are XP machines with SP2 (this was happening before I installed service pack 2). Any help is greatly appreciated!

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by brian In reply to Repairing Wireless Networ ...

Are you hiding the ssid? It can cause this to happen more frequently. It is not reccomended by MS for XP-

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by arichart In reply to

No, the SSID has been labeled. I assume that that is what you mean. Basically, there is a word in the SSID box (even though it is "shaded" and cannot be changed without checking the check box...).

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by dmiddltn In reply to Repairing Wireless Networ ...

I've seen this before...
1. Lock down your laptop to an IP, don't use DHCP.
2. Check Netgears website for firmware updates for your router
3. Make sure you have the most recent driver for your wireless NIC.

Of all of my suggestions... I think that #1 will help the most.

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by arichart In reply to

Software is updated and I tried the static IP but will not work since I don't have a gateway IP. Thanks anyway!

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