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Windows 7: Edimax EW-7612PIn Wireless PCI-Express Adapter disconnects randomly.

08 May 2015   #11
BlindPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ah, then I guess I already flashed the firmware since I did the upgrade already. I will post on here if it didn't work.


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20 May 2015   #12
BlindPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

After flashing, I stayed connected for several days. Now it is random for the Adapter to disconnect but after a minute or so, it will reconnect. Other times the connection will disconnect and the router will not be available. Is the cause of these disconnections be from a Netgear Router and Edimax Wireless Adapter?

On a side note, not sure if it is related but the Router and Modem were acquired from Cox Communications. The adapter was purchased through Wal-Mart. So far today the connection has disconnected four times with one time where the router is not available.
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20 May 2015   #13
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

The brands shouldn't matter. Hard problem to pin down. I would probably mix the hardware up - switch adapters between computers and see if there's a common strain to the problem. Boot to a Linux boot disk on your machine and see how it behaves. Or try another router.

Interesting though that the router auto-switched channels. That could be the problem. See if there's a switch to lock the channel on 11.
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20 May 2015   #14
BlindPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I can't really test out if it is the adapter itself on other computers. My computer is a Desktop while the other two are a laptop and All-in-One Computer. I am honestly not sure how Linux Boot Disk will work as my computer is Windows 7.

Also for the channel it seems the router was set to Auto, so I looked up the networks on inSSIDer and showed my router was set to Channel 1 now. So I decided to just set the router on channel 1. There is another Router that was setup on Channel 11, so that was another reason to keep in on Channel 1.
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20 May 2015   #15
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Linux is easy, but I would go with this channel business for now. If that proves to be the solution you're set. If not, a replacement adapter or router is probably in order.
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01 Jun 2015   #16
BlindPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, I haven't done the Linux test yet. I did lock the Channel to 1 and it didn't cut out for a while. However, it started randomly disconnecting again.

There are two theories I have been told by other people. The first is my computer is 5 years old, so it might be going out. The second theory is the fact my router is from Cox Communications and it is faulty. I do have a second router, but I am not allowed to test if it is the router as my wife believes it is the computer itself being too old.

One theory I have is there are too many people connected to the router and I am getting kicked off for some reason.
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02 Jun 2015   #17
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A 5-year old computer is not too old.

Try the Linux path (live CD, no installation), that would eliminate the doubt about Windows installation. You can install the 2nd router with your current one, connect 2nd router WAN port to any LAN port on current router. Make sure the network IDs are different (say, make it 192.168.2.0).
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02 Jun 2015   #18
BlindPixel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, I setup the second router and so far it is working. Now for the Linux Live CD, is there a particular one I should use? I am new to using Linux Live CD and don't want to pick one that won't help me.
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02 Jun 2015   #19
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

The most all-round helpful diagnostic Linux CD is an older, free Parted Magic. But if you want to get a full taste of Linux, while at the same time testing the networking, I would go with either ubuntu or Linux Mint: Mate. The way this has been going, though, you are going to have to leave it on for extended periods to see if there's a difference.
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02 Jun 2015   #20
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Folks here like Linux Mint MATE, just make sure you TRY it not install
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