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Windows 7: Possible Solution - Wireless limited connectivity

15 May 2009   #1
Dr Zaius

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Possible Solution - Wireless limited connectivity

Okay. So, I've had the issue of my wireless connection working, then randomly going to limited connectivity, requiring a restart to fix. Was bugging me to all hell.

Then, I noticed that if I just have my PC on, and never run anything, it stays on. Then, I left my PC on with just uTorrent running, and it stayed on. But, once I turned on Firefox, my connection lasted minutes.

I thought that was strange. So I changed to just using IE8, and my connection has been on for more than 12 hours.

So my solution is: Try not using Firefox. I haven't tested to see if it was addons that are creating this problem, but firefox definitely creates the problem for me.

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15 May 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

glad to hear you may have cleared up your problem. Like some others having this problem, I am not running any FF here. Thanks for the post, may help out other FF users running into a similar problem.
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15 May 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64

this is interesting... the wireless connection on my laptop randomly disconnects as well. i can restart it by disabling and then re-enabling the adapter. i hope it's not FF; i prefer it over IE8. thanks for the heads up.
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16 May 2009   #4
Dr Zaius

windows 7

yeah, definitely is the cause for me. I can browse all day, but the minute I start FF, my connection is guaranteed to die.
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