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Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 14:48 PM
Just like the subject says.  My wireless adaptor connects to my linksys for 10 to 15 seconds, then disconnect, then connects, and so on.  This was working before, and it just started having problems.  My hp is connecting the the router, so it is not the router.   I know, what did I install, or change to make this not work....  I have not installed anything.  Could it be the card?  Any ideas would be helpfull.
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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 16:44 PM
What card?
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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 17:26 PM

I have the 5300

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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 19:26 PM

Me too. I have found that the "power set up" is a lot of the problem with mine. The following is what seems to work (98%) for me and why.

 

Solution

a) Control panel to power options to "change plan settings" (I don't think it matters which one).

b) In next window, go to "Change advanced power settings"

c) Pick your "plan" in the drop down menu

d) Pick wireless adaptor settings and set to maximum performance in both battery and plug in.

e) click apply

f) go back to "c" and repeat for other plans as needed.

 

Explaination as I understand it. Intel has specific power saving modes that some routers do not support (ie like my airport) and cards that go into power saving modes give unpredictable behavior. 

 

Only one hang up in the last 5 days vs multiple per day

 

Hope it works for you

 

Cheers

 

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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 19:37 PM

You know I did mess with the power setting.  However, I did not change the wireless power settings.

 

I will try it tonight, and see if it works. 

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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-26, 20:04 PM
Mine were default to max power savings.
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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-27, 1:30 AM

The power setting were set at the loowest, so I turned them up, but It did not help.


When I do connect, I connect at 270Mbps, to a Linksys WRT350N in N mode.

I brought up the Wireless Connection Status window, which is sitting in the task tray.  I may be a program specific to the 5300.  This windows displalys the signal strength, signal qualilty, transmit rate, and Current Channel.

 

The Current channel flip flops between 5N to 6N approximately every 7 seconds.  When it is at 5N, I have a 99% signal strength, when it switches to 6N, it drops to around 30%.  At least that what it shows.  Perhaps it drops to 0%, and that's when the connectin is lost. 

 

I also have an HP, with Broadcom 4322 AG, which is also connecting at 270Mbps, and it maintains that connection, so it is not the router.   I cannot find a smilar Wireless Connection status program in order to see what channel the HP use, but is it working fine.  I only have problems with the $3000 Lonovo.

 

Thanks for your help

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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-11-27, 2:03 AM

Sorry it didn't help. Maybe somebody else can jump in here.

 

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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-12-15, 16:13 PM
I am also getting this error for several computers, for user, while they are working at home, or in a Starbucks or other locations. Any other fix for this ? Thanks
Lenovo T61

Cathy
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Re: Wireless connects, disconnects, connects......

2008-12-15, 16:31 PM
I changed the Channel on the router, and then changed it back to the original value. and I have not had a problem since. It may be a compatability issue between the Linksys, and the wireless card.
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