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Windows 7: Wireless Connection dropping intermittently

10 Nov 2009   #11
Sage

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

There was a big thread awhile ago with a bunch of people having the same problem. A number of threads in fact. I don't think any resolution came out of any of them. I actually have the same issue and have yet to find a fix. Interestingly enough, I also have a Ralink adapter, so maybe that has something to do with things. Either way, every supposed fix under the sun hasn't worked for this. Disable HomeGroup, disable IPv6, edit broadcast settings in the registry, change power-off device settings, none of it has worked with any consistency.

In wondering whether it's the adapter itself, I'm just gonna go buy another adapter entirely and see if it fixes up the problem at all. I'll let everyone know how that goes.


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10 Nov 2009   #12
Storm0075

windows7
 
 

I am having the same problem. Changing the power settings does nothing. I installed the latest drivers from the HP site. My tech guys are going to take a look at it for me and when they figure out what it was I will post it. It seems to me that after looking for several days for hte problems with my brand new system, that whatever the problem is whether it is drivers or updates or whatever it is affecting all of us the same. Once we figure out what the problem is there should be a way to fix it.
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10 Nov 2009   #13
Sage

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sage View Post
In wondering whether it's the adapter itself, I'm just gonna go buy another adapter entirely and see if it fixes up the problem at all. I'll let everyone know how that goes.
Yeah, nevermind this point, just tried this with another adapter I've got (USB) and it still happened. But it appears that this problem also coincides with my machine connecting strangely with all my USB devices. I've got a number of USB external harddrives plugged in and whenever the wireless connection drops, those devices become unresponsive (They still appear in the list of devices as if they are connected and any data that was in use when the disconnect happened is still accessible, but the rest of the data is not). Anybody else experience similar?
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10 Nov 2009   #14
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good catch. I know previously that someone told you to check the power management tab for your network device. You also need to check for all of your USB serial devices. If the root hub is being turned off to save power then this could be a definite issue since your network device is usb
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10 Nov 2009   #15
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
Good catch. I know previously that someone told you to check the power management tab for your network device. You also need to check for all of your USB serial devices. If the root hub is being turned off to save power then this could be a definite issue since your network device is usb
Hmm... i just checked the Device Manager for my four USB Root Hubs and I unchecked all of the boxes "Allow PC to turn off this device"... Now I shall go and test to see fi this works.
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11 Nov 2009   #16
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

you could eliminate the USB interference by installing a wireless PCI card maybe
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11 Nov 2009   #17
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
you could eliminate the USB interference by installing a wireless PCI card maybe
the funny thing is, my "USB" wireless adapter is a pci card...
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11 Nov 2009   #18
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 

It seems if i connect to my wireless network, i will drop off quickly... but when i connect to the unsecured network nearby it doesnt drop me off...

EDIT:

Never mind, i was wrong about that also.. this is frustrating.
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12 Nov 2009   #19
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RandolphB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
you could eliminate the USB interference by installing a wireless PCI card maybe
the funny thing is, my "USB" wireless adapter is a pci card...
I meant [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WMP54G-Wireless-G-PCI-Adapter/dp/B000085BD8]something like this[/ame] which isn't USB
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12 Nov 2009   #20
RandolphB

Windows Seven 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RandolphB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
you could eliminate the USB interference by installing a wireless PCI card maybe
the funny thing is, my "USB" wireless adapter is a pci card...

And this is what mine looks like:
Rosewill RNX-G300EX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates with 100cm cable external 2 dBi Antenna

Not a usb adapter either

EDIT:

After snipping the hardware device ID from the device manager onto google... i found out i have a Sparklan 802.11bg USB adapter.. which is using the Ralink drivers... I'm gonna try to use the sparklan drivers.. even though they havent been updated in forever.
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