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Windows 7: Wireless appears ON but unable to browse.

25 Apr 2011   #1
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Wireless appears ON but unable to browse.

Hey,

Im hoping someone could help me with a rather annoying problem i have with a router of mine.

Before i start i'll list my system specs and wireless adapter

*AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.10 GHz,
*4 GB RAM,
*AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200,
*Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system,
*Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n Wifi Adapter.

I currently own a TP-Link TL-WR841ND router. When connected through ethernet cable i have no quarrels and everything works fine. The router and adapter are both up to date with the latest firmware etc.

However, when connecting through wireless i am able to browse the web for roughly 10 minutes before i am unable to do so. The wireless connection appears active but i am unable to browse.

To fix the problem i have to disable the device then enable, then diagnose which is sometimes followed by the first step again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

** Other notes, i have Hamachi installed (i suggest this because hamachi produces a new icon in the adapter settings), however i'm unsure about it as the ethernet connection has no problems with hamachi installed.

I previous had a netgear router which didn't have this problem but did however had a problem with connection loss for a split second (enough to disrupt downloads or games)


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25 Apr 2011   #2
hunderz

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Have you tried to updated your wireless adapter?
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25 Apr 2011   #3
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I have yes, sorry should have stated that in the thread :P.
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25 Apr 2011   #4
hunderz

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

How far are you from your wireless router? And what is your Internet provider?
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25 Apr 2011   #5
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The range doesn't matter, it happens when next to the router or in another room.
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25 Apr 2011   #6
hunderz

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Have you contacted your Internet provider about this?
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25 Apr 2011   #7
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Not sure why i should tbh, a previous router didn't have this problem and using a ethernet cable works normally with no problems.
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25 Apr 2011   #8
hunderz

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Like you've said the earlier router does not have any problem. I think it is your router that is broken. The company that I been working before and they have also experienced that kind of problem. They just bought a new one try linksys router.
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25 Apr 2011   #9
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

hmmmmm, i just find it bizarre that i have just disable my adapter then enable it again. It feels like it's a setting for the router or the adapter, as if something conflicts unless i reset it.
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