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Windows 7: Wireless connection issue


07 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Wireless connection issue

I am very frustrated with my computer right now. I am having very serious disconnecting issues with my wireless. I have searched and searched and tried practically every suggestion out there but it just doesn't seem to work.

This is what is happening to me: I can connect to my router (just replaced it and updated) with no problem. Then randomly after a little while it will be as though i've lost my internet connection but it still usually shows that I am connected to my router. Every once in a while it shows that I lose my connection with the router. If I do "troubleshoot problems" it says that windows verified that you can connect to some websites, although in reality no websites will load. Sometimes doing the troubleshoot problems it will reset the adapter and then I will magically have websites being able to load again. So I started trying to reset the adapter manually and about 75% of the time right after i reset the adapter it will have perfect connection. But that connection doesn't last long at all. Then within 10 minutes (usually less than 5mins) I go back to having the internet not work.

My router is a Linksys WRT610N. My wireless adapter card is Zonet - ZEW1605. I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

ANY suggestions will be helpful! Thanks!

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07 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

A ship needs to be docked and anchored. Without the anchor, the ship will move.

Have you made sure the latest and correct driver is installed? This is pretty much the anchor of the wireless adapter. Have you made sure that the SSID broadcasted by your router with it's securuty and encryption setting matches Windows 7's wireless setting? This is the docking part for your adapter.
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I will check tomorrow on the security settings but I am nearly 100% sure that all of the security settings are correct but I will still check.

I did install the latest drivers but I will also check on those as well.

What else should I look at?
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07 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

As DNS can play a big part with your internet connection, you could also do a flush of it to clear the cache.

C:\>ipconfig /flushdns

If you still have issue after all that, try and update the router firmware, reset your router and check the MAC cloning option. I don't know if these will help but you can't be too sure of anything. has any effect as you were able to connect in the first place, but try it.
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07 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, so later today I will be checking/doing the following:

Checking driver version
Checking security settings
C:\>ipconfig /flushdns
Router Firmware
MAC cloning

Any other suggestions to try a little later?

This probably make a difference and I should have mentioned it before. It hasn't started happening with just this new router. it started a few weeks ago with the old router. Then this last week that router kicked the bucket and we had to get a new one. Now the problem is about the same and possibly slightly worse.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far!
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might try using another channel for the router. The 2.4GHz frequency is probably overloaded in your area so trying a different channel can help. Your phone's proximity can also have an effect, if the phone base is near the router you should move one or the other to another location. Channel problems cause all sorts of problems with dropped connections lately.
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07 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Alright i will try this as well. I know that looking around that most of my neighbors are on channel 6 and ours defaulted to channel 1. Should I try for channel 11?

There is a wireless phone but it is all the way across the room and in the opposite direction from where the computer is trying to connect.

Could all this be being caused by simply a not very good connection?
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07 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes it could easily be a driver connection problem also but I would try using a different channel just to make sure. Channel 11 might work better, it's worth a try. There have been lots of channel problems causing dropped connections lately.
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07 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

OK I'll give it a shot a little later today. The computer is at my fiance's house so i'll be over there this afternoon and try all these suggestions.
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07 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

I've got a similar issue. I've just upgraded to Windows7, previously everything was fine. Now I can connect through the LAN to everything. However when I connect Wireless I can get on the network but not the internet my error message is 'Cannot communicate with DNS service'. My router is Linksys WAG160N. My adapter is Atheros AR5007 and my laptop is a Compaq CG60-430SA. It took me ages to find the latest driver on the HP site and it made no difference. All the drivers are up to date, the router has been reset and my hair has been pulled out. any other ideas?
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