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Windows 7: Wireless will not connect/stay connected


28 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wireless will not connect/stay connected

First post so please bear with me -

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my desktop and have been having connection problems ever since.

Using a wireless N router, my other two laptops running XP and Vista have no issues connecting, but occasionally get dropped from the network also.

It will connect maybe 5% of the time it, but it usually kicks out within a couple of minutes. I have all the latest drivers for my wireless network adapter.

There have been a few instances where I was able to connect for long periods with a fast connection, but again it will eventually kick me out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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28 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Hi Dauslyn, welcome to the forums

Can you give us details and model for your router and your wireless LAN card? if you can fill in your full specs (left lower corner of your post) that is the best.

tks
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28 May 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dauslyn View Post
First post so please bear with me -

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my desktop and have been having connection problems ever since.

Using a wireless N router, my other two laptops running XP and Vista have no issues connecting, but occasionally get dropped from the network also.

It will connect maybe 5% of the time it, but it usually kicks out within a couple of minutes. I have all the latest drivers for my wireless network adapter.

There have been a few instances where I was able to connect for long periods with a fast connection, but again it will eventually kick me out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

On mixed networks (XP,vista,win 7) you should be using workgroup, not homegroup. Are you running homegroup?


Ken
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28 May 2010   #4

Win 7 Ult x64, Win 8.1 Blue
 
 

Run the inSSIDer program to see what all channels are in use around you. Maybe choose a different channel for less outside interferance.

inSSIDer Wi-Fi Scanner
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28 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

No doubt a channel crossover problem once again I agree.
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28 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Router is D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615
D-Link Wireless N USB Adapter (DWA-130)

unfortunately I'm not near the computer in question so I can't fill in the full specs right now, I will as soon as I can.


Sorry I'm a total noob when it comes to networking - what's the difference between homegroup and workgroup, and how can I tell which one I'm using?

Thanks for your replies!
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28 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well I ran inssider, saw that 2 other networks nearby were on the same channel. Changed my channel to one that wasn't being used around me and presto, was able to connect immediately with no troubles. Thanks a million for your help everyone and I'll let you know if anything else comes up!
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28 May 2010   #8

Win 7 Ult x64, Win 8.1 Blue
 
 

Channel crossover can certainly cause headaches! Glad we were able to help you out.
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04 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dauslyn View Post
well I ran inssider, saw that 2 other networks nearby were on the same channel. Changed my channel to one that wasn't being used around me and presto, was able to connect immediately with no troubles. Thanks a million for your help everyone and I'll let you know if anything else comes up!
Pretty much nailed that one. Thanks for reporting back in Dauslyn.
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