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Windows 7: wi fi internet?

21 Jan 2015   #1
tim097

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wi fi internet?

i have at&t wi fi internet which has worked fine. the problem im having is ever since i got my desktop some times it wants to connect and disconnect. the weird thing is when it disconnects it disconnects my laptop also. but if i turn my desktop off my laptop works fine and stays connected. my desktop connects from a wi fi adaptor what could be the problem? some days it works fine some days it dont


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21 Jan 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your desktop is wired to the router, you have to setup the router from the desktop - once more. Else get a WiFi dongle for the desktop and run it from there.

This assumes that the router was first set up via the laptop.
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21 Jan 2015   #3
tim097

windows 7
 
 

that what i have the desktop wi fi connected to is a wi fi dongle or wifi adapter as i call it. it will have a great connection and disconnects then have to troubleshoot reset the wi fi then it will disconnect few minutes later and when my desktop goes out my laptop loses connection unless i turn the desktop off then the laptop connection works fine
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21 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That looks like an IP address conflict. I have that on occasion also. In that case I power everything down and after 30 seconds everything works again.
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