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    computer networking problem

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    Hi everyone
    hopefully theres someone here who knows more about networkjing then I do.
    Im currently relegated to the lounge due to an injury so have got hold of a dlink router with 4 wired ports one wireless port and usb printer server. Set it all up and the laptop has a dlink airplus pcmcia card to connect to network which for the most part works. But every ten minutes or so it locks up and doesnt work, ie cant connect to network or view internet check email etc. Dlink icon in taskbar says connection strength is excellent. Only way I can get it to work again is to log off and re logon or disconnect and reconnect for it to start working again. pc has xp pro.
    Not sure what other details required..
    Any experts here got any idea what to look for to solve this very frustrating problem as laptop is starting to look very "aerodynamic"

    thanks in advance, and I maybe offering bribes of beans for help with this PITA issue

    cheers
    Steve

    logging off and on again

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    Re: computer networking problem

    I had a similiar problem with an Acer laptop using its own factory wireless card. The way I got around it was to tell windows to manage the connection rather than the wireless mangement software for the card. At the moment I cant quite remember where to set this...

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    Re: computer networking problem

    yeah i used the d-lin k software that came with the card and as I have a deep dislike for windows, but dont have enough linux knowledge to run it on that otherwise I d use linux. Might be reloading the whole thing as it wont let me change the workgroup name I can see other pcs on the network but none can connect thru this despite file sharing active.
    Used to do this for a job but that was when hubs were the ducks nuts before xp routers etc
    forgotten more then I remember! Ill give windows a go thanks Boldor

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    Re: computer networking problem

    think a reformat is on the cards to prevent fuirther frustration, if anyone can suggest anything before pls do!
    anyone know if using static ips for the three pcs work better then dhcp ?

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    Re: computer networking problem

    If you havent got the latest firmware (router)/driver (card), that would be the first place Id start.

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    Re: computer networking problem

    Quote Originally Posted by mylesau link=1182565622/0#4 date=1182575559
    If you havent got the latest firmware (router)/driver (card), that would be the first place Id start.
    all firmware checked and updated to vendor websites

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    Re: computer networking problem

    I dont have DLink gear so probably wont be of much help unless its a generic problem (doesnt sound like it). *Id suggest the best place to ask would be the Whirlpool forums: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au.

    If you look under the DSL Hardware area you might find your problem has been covered before? *Youll probably get a much faster/better response from there. *Just a suggestion.

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    Re: computer networking problem

    thanks myles, Ill check it out.
    Just mentioned here on the offchance someones had a similar problem,
    once before there was a thread about all sorts of things and CSers leap in bounds and solved problem, was hoping for same, time to goto the geek pages :D
    thanks

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    Re: computer networking problem

    If youre running XP and youre using the D-link software, its not a bad idea to check that Windows wireless zero service is not automatically trying to connect and manage the card. Try this link for a further explanation:

    http://paininthetech.com/disable_wireless_zero_configuration_in_windows_xp

    I hope you didnt reformat because it doesnt sound like it will fix the problem.

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    Re: computer networking problem

    see, a fellow cser solves yet another problem!
    We should keep a tally :)

    Thanks Mat 2hours and no drop outs, this seems to have solved the problem
    many thanks, my now relaxed frustration owes you one:)

    I knew if I held out a bit longer the gods would smile again (well Mat did!)

    Cheers
    Steve

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    Oh, great. Im glad it worked.



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