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Windows 7: Laptop disconnects from Internet randomly

02 Dec 2010   #11
killadragon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i have the dlink dir-655 router, i had a question about changing any of the settings on my router, if i change any of the settings, would it change it for all the computers that are using it to connect to my network? because i don't wanna mess anything up for the other 3 laptops that are using this network, there connection is perfectly fine and i don't wanna mess that up because of my messed up computer, that's why i'm kinda hesitant to change any of the router settings

also, i don't know why, but i think it has to do with my network adapter, the atheros 5007eg


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02 Dec 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I have the exact same router, yes if you change the connection method it would need to be updated on the other machines by going into the wireless connection manager and changing the settings "this only takes a few seconds if you know what your doing". Changing the channel won't make a difference with the connection settings.

Being afraid to go into the routers settings and make adjustments just doesn't make any sense to me. It's standard procedure for me, and I could care less about the other machines because the adjustments would make them all work better. People like using the auto settings but they don't always work so well.

The default gateway should be 192.168.0.1 for that router, should be able to access the routers set up page with that.

As a general rule you should use WPA2 and AES encryption, those are the best settings to use with Windows 7. You should also make up your own SSID and password "other than the default one" because using the default ones isn't very safe.

If you think it's the adaptor then about all you can do is google around for a better driver or try a different adaptor. Although if this has only been going on a couple weeks it would tend to point to a channel problem or a router problem. I think I would have tried most every driver by now if I was you.

Resetting these routers works wonders but I always make a save file for the routers settings then just navigate to that file after a reset. Thats how these routers are supposed to work. If you look in the settings you will see there is a place to save the routers settings to a file which makes resetting the router much easier.

Anyway, good luck with this problem, if you aren't willing to make any adjustments to the actual router there isn't much I can do to help.
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02 Dec 2010   #13
killadragon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

how do i change the channel on my router and use WPA2 and AES encryption?
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02 Dec 2010   #14
killadragon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i found out how to change the settings, i changed it to WPA2 and AES encryption and changed the channel to 3
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02 Dec 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killadragon View Post
i found out how to change the settings, i changed it to WPA2 and AES encryption and changed the channel to 3
I knew you could figure that out once you got into the routers settings. I was about to post a screen shot from my router if you were having any problems.


The only changes you should need to make to the wireless manager on the other machines is to change the security to WPA2 because it looked like you were using just WPA before. The picture below shows you where.

Of course now you need to wait and see if the connection drops out again. If it's a weak signal that will cause problems with dropped connections also.


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03 Dec 2010   #16
killadragon

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

unfortunately the problem hasn't been solved, the internet still disconnects
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