Wireless internet problems

By JatBunger ·

My internet keeps turning off by going "local". It says it has a full signal strength. Has been working for ages untill recently. Its also starting to happen to the computer thats physically connected to the router.

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When you ask a question you need to provide details

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Wireless internet problem ...

Like the OS in use here as many Linux OS's have issues with Wireless connections and if you got a answer for that and are using some form of Windows the answer is useless.

Also the actual Hardware in the form of the Router/WiFi Access Point is necessary as it could be a problem with the Router/WiFi Access Point or it could just as easily be a problem of a incompatibility of the OS and the Hardware in use.

So if you care to provide the full details of the system and so forth someone here will try to help you.

However as a starting point unplug the Router/WiFi Access Point leave it unplugged for about 30 seconds and then plug it back in. Maybe a Power Spike on the Mains caused this and resetting the Router/WiFi Access Point will cure the problem.


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Hope the below helps

by JatBunger In reply to When you ask a question y ...


Im using Windows Vista home premium SP2 and my router is a D-link with my laptops modem is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
IPv4 Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:

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Excuse my ignorance.

by Ron K. In reply to Hope the below helps

How is all of that supposed to help?

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a little help then

by JatBunger In reply to Excuse my ignorance.

im not sure what i am meant to put down as i dont know exactly what info u want

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Read OH Smeg's post and answer his questions.

by Ron K. In reply to a little help then

Try that for starters.

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Did this start after you applied the Vista Updates this month?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Hope the below helps

If so check the D Link site for a possible Firmware update.

it is quite possible that one of the Vista Updates broke this.


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What kind of internet is it?

by NexS In reply to Wireless internet problem ...

I'm guessing ADSL? Plugs into your phone line? If you have a line splitter, perhaps it's faulty. If you have wireless internet, perhaps your router is in a bad reception location and you could try putting it in a different location (higher is better for bad reception areas)
Have you checked the lights on your router when your internet drops off?
What model is you modem router?

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Wireless internet problems "LOCAL"

by CAMUSED In reply to Wireless internet problem ...

Have you checked with Internet provider to see if their have issues? Unhook you router and connect the internet directly to a computer set ip/config to automaticly obiain address and then try using the "ping" command to ping the providers server IP address. If you get 3 replies you
still have access to the server and your problem is within you own network: hardware or software

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