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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Wireless Networking


24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 and Wireless Networking

Good Evening,

Let me start by saying I don't have the specific specifications of the computers involved so this will be pretty general until I get them.

We have a Dell XPS Gen 5 (4.5 years old but no issues) that is running Windows 7 Home Premium. My son has a HP HDX running Vista Ultimate 64 and my wife has a Dell Netbook (I feel bad for me too) using wireless 99% of the time.

Now for the problem. Remember generalities

When the Gen 5 is up and running the other computers will drop wireless connections and then pick them back up after a period of time (interval unknown at this time). When the Gen 5 is completely off the other computers have no issues with the wireless connection. The wireless is running WPA2 for encryption.

Being stationed in Afghan it is hard for me to troubleshoot. My wife has computer and networking background but has been out of the business for 10 years (imagine the changes she has missed).

If anyone has had similar issues please forward your comments. I am going to try and setup a link to troubleshoot. I will post more information as I can get it.

Thanks,

Lewis

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24 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional English, Windows XP Home Netherlands
 
 

Hi Lewis,

Maybe is your XPS too strong for the network, or it asks too much connection when booting. I don't know for sure, but if you can go into your router/modem, by typing the gateway adres in the adres bar in your browser, and login in the router/modem, you can set up for your XPS that it only gets 25 or 50% of the wireless network connection, so the other 25/50% is for the other systems. But i don't know for sure if you can setup this.

I know you can setup your wireless connection to 25/50/75/100% but than its for all systems, and your connection is slow. but maybe you can setup it for only 1 system, so the other computers still have a network left.

Else you can try to find alle the programme's that ask network connection wile booting up, and turn this programme's off at the msconfig tool, and than the boot tab.

goodluck.

Greetzz
Seraphinus
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24 Nov 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi.

Are we talking about x64 system(s) here? I don't remember which, but a router or two currently has incompatibilities with that and wifi so that is likely your case here causing problems.

If so, a firmware update might be in the works. Or check the manufacturer's site for any updates to the firmware and/or driver.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seraphinus View Post
Hi Lewis,

Maybe is your XPS too strong for the network, or it asks too much connection when booting. I don't know for sure, but if you can go into your router/modem, by typing the gateway adres in the adres bar in your browser, and login in the router/modem, you can set up for your XPS that it only gets 25 or 50% of the wireless network connection, so the other 25/50% is for the other systems. But i don't know for sure if you can setup this.

I know you can setup your wireless connection to 25/50/75/100% but than its for all systems, and your connection is slow. but maybe you can setup it for only 1 system, so the other computers still have a network left.

Else you can try to find alle the programme's that ask network connection wile booting up, and turn this programme's off at the msconfig tool, and than the boot tab.

goodluck.

Greetzz
Seraphinus

There's no such thing as a network adapter being "too strong."

Those percentages you speak of are wireless radio strength and only control the range of use in regards to distance away from the router. Higher = further possibilities. It's good practice to keep this setting as low as possible while the network still functions perfectly for all machines involved.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional English, Windows XP Home Netherlands
 
 

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There's no such thing as a network adapter being "too strong."

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Well i've seen it before, but its not that is being "too strong" but i didn't know how too discribe it, but it's just that it can ask to much wireless connection, and than all the wireless drops, just like i said before, i've seen it before. We tested it ad 3 home wireless networks, and everywhere the same, it was a problem with programme's booting up, and asking network connection, Plus a driver problem,
we turned all the programme's off while booting, and updated the driver, the problem was solved, then we tried too find the programme cousing this, but we didn't found it, it was all the programme's together, so it's not being too strong network card, but it was asking too much wile booting or after you connected to the wireless network.
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