Desktop adapter frequently dropping signal, laptop doesn't

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    For months, my Linksys wireless-G PCI Adapter has been flaky, dropping the signal a couple times every hour, but then reconnecting within 5 to 10 seconds. My laptop sitting next to the desktop with Dell wireless card very rarely loses its signal.

    Now, within the past week, the desktop card is dropping the signal and not reconnecting. It's doing this once or twice a day. If I view all available networks, it can't find any. BUT if I go into device manager, disable the device, and re-enable the device, it works again.

    Any ideas if this is software or hardware? Suggestions on what I should do?

    thank you kindly,
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Anyone? I would really appreciate some help. If this isn't the right forum, please kindly point me to the right one. This problems been plaguing me for months.

  3. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    could be a bad card, also make sure the machine isn't overclocked i've heard someone having signal issues and it turned out to have something to do with the machine being overclocked... other than that it's hard to say..
  4. sahirs

    sahirs Network Guru Member

    Re: Desktop adapter frequently dropping signal, laptop doesn

    Could be anything...
    I had a similar issue with a DLink 'g' router, desktop with Dlink 'g' PCI card, laptop with SMC 'b' PC-card.

    The desktop would occasionally drop the wireless connection, while the laptop merrily continued with its business.

    Finally replaced the router with Linksys WRT54G - and the disconnects seem to have stopped.
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