D-link adapter drops connections

  kassaq 17:58 16 Dec 2006

My D-link DWL-D120 wireless adapter keeps dropping connections. Can anyone help with this problem??

When I first installed the adapter it worked fine. Now, it drops the connection every 5-10 minutes. I have to unplug it from the USB and replug it to connect again. This happens whether or not the connectiopn is idling. This is very frustrating!! Aas expected, D-link tech support was useless.

I'm running windows XP media center. I usually connect to a free wireless in my appartment complex. I don't think it's a problem with the router because my laptop doesn't have the same problem. I tried to get a recent driver from the D-link web site but the most recent version they have dates back to 2003.

  daba 12:17 22 Dec 2006

When you say "I usually connect to a free wireless in my appartment complex", I assume this is provided for your use ?

Try your USB wireless adaptor in another USB port, on the PC itself, not on a USB hub. If you have no free USB ports and you have to use a USB hub, then make sure it is a powered hub, i.e. it needs a mains adaptor, and doesn't draw power from the PC port.

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