Network connection drops out

  BHG 20:06 08 Mar 2010
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I have recently set up a wireless network connection for Laptop using Windows 7 software. All is OK connecting to Internet and other Laptop in home via wireless network via router. The problem is that the network connection keeps dropping out and I have to go to network availability and click on connect to restore the link. There is no problem with signal strength. Any ideas why this drop out occurs and how it can be cured?

  SJM_81 20:26 08 Mar 2010

Have you tried changing the channel on your router. If its interference (from say your neighbors router) you need to stop the conflict so changing channel usually fixes this.

Also things such as microwaves or mobile phones can interrupt the connection.

  BHG 19:46 11 Mar 2010

Thanks SJM. Have tried changing to various channels over past few days but problem still exits. Drop out occurs usually about half hour intervals.
BG

  mgmcc 20:27 11 Mar 2010

One of the problems if a Wireless Network Adapter's connection drops briefly is that it loses its IP address. As the router is unaware that the address has been lost, it isn't renewed until there is some manual intervention - rebooting, repairing the connection, reconnecting etc.

It may be possible to alleviate the problem by allocating fixed addresses to the Wireless Network Connection. If the router's own IP address is 192.168.1.1 you could give the Wireless Network Connection addresses such as:

IP address - 192.168.1.5

Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway - 192.168.1.1 (the Router's IP address)

DNS Server - 192.168.1.1 (the Router's IP address)

Just ensure that the third octet (number) of any IP address you use is the same as that of the router's own IP address.

  dawood 15:38 13 Mar 2010

You can try to play with these advanced wireless settings click here and see how it goes.

The other way you can try is to upgrade router firmware or wireless adapter driver if possible by checking vendor website.

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