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Wireless dropout D-Link

By d_eccles ·
I have a D-Link DI-524 wireless broadband router connected to a Virgin media broadband cable box. I have an old IBM Thinkpad laptop PC running 98SE with a Ralink PCMCIA wireless card and a self built desktop PC which has a D-Link DWL-G122 USB wireless adapter and is running XP home.
The laptop never drops out when connected to the web via the router but the desktop drops out every 9 minutes and I get a box asking me to repair or close the link. When I select repair, the link goes good for another 9 minutes etc etc.
On the toolbar at the bottom of the screen the D-Link icon is green (indicating a good connection) but the Windows wireless connection icon shows not connected.
I've put in the same workgroup for the 2 PC's, and as far as I can see i've selected the right settings for available networks in terms of WEP etc. So why should the desktop keep dropping off? Assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Wireless connection drop.

by angelmellores In reply to Wireless dropout D-Link

There could be two possible reasons why the desktop is dropping the connections sir,

First is the USB controller of the computer itself might be losing contact with the USB adapter itself, if you are using a cradle try to by pass the cradle and observe if it will no longer drop the connection anymore or check if the computer has an updated BIOS on the Internet and update the BIOS of the computer.

The second reason is, there might be an interruption on the wireless signal of the router going to the computer Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. You can try to change the channel of your D-link router normally wireless routers are set to channel six (6) usually others use channel 1 or channel 11 or if the computer is just about 5 to 10 feet away from the router try to use channel 10.

Hope this helps,
Good luck and God Bless.

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