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Windows 7: Sporadic Connection Drops

01 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Sporadic Connection Drops

Hello,

I just downloaded Windows 7 yesterday using the student discount program they set up (Only 30 dollars to do so.) I did an upgrade from the 32 bit version of Vista to 7, and everything seemed to go smoothly.

The only problems I am having is that I am having sporadic and intermittent connection drops from my wireless router. It happens when I'm playing an online game, talking to friends using chat programs, browsing the internet, or even just leaving it here(I was reading a book and saw the disconnection happen while I wasn't doing anything on it).

My wifi is Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter, and one of the things I did was uninstall and reinstall that same driver(which is compatible with Vista), but I still have the problem. I even read somewhere to try and disable IPv6 to see if that works, but the problem continues to persist.

I am on an HP Pavilion laptop dv6700, and the router itself is Netgear. Any help would be appreciated.

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01 Dec 2009   #2

win 7 32-bit
 
 

I forget my router, linksys or d-link, but my laptop (running vista) does the same thing. The only solution i found was to wait it out which could take days or reset the router. I'm in for a better solution
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01 Dec 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86
 
 

On the router, set the Beacon Interval = 500
change the channel you're currently using
and make transmit power = 100%
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01 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

How do I actually do that? Sorry if I'm not ultra tech savvy...hahaha
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01 Dec 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Most routers are either at

http://192.168.0.1

or

http://192.168.1.1

or

http://192.168.0.231

Click them and try. See if they bring you to the config page.
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01 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also, I just got through doing a chat with Microsoft Tech support and they took over the desktop using East Assist and they weren't able to solve the problem. So again, if you guys know anything, it's appreciated. Or else I'll have to try to restore my computer to factory settings with Vista, which is a waste of the money I spent on 7.

edit: Okay I'll try those
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01 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The second one works. Now I'm looking fore the areas to edit what you told me
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01 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I've been searching and the only one of those I can find to edit is the channel number.
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02 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Not sure if this helps but I opened up Event Viewer to see waht it was saying everytime I experienced a disconnect.

This is what I got

The IP address lease 192.168.1.2 for the Network Card with network address 0x001F3A5F6829 has been denied by the DHCP server 192.168.1.1 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).
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02 Dec 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Set a static ip address for the network adapter in Windows and the problem is resolved.

Alternatively, set the lease time in DHCP setting on router to greatest possible. Usually 99 days.
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