Vista laptop recently stopped connecting to the Net without an ethernet cable

  Graphicool1 17:20 18 Jun 2012

As it say's on the top... My wife's Vista laptop, recently stopped connecting to the Internet without an ethernet cable.

  Graphicool1 17:36 18 Jun 2012

PS - I just transfered this from the Vista Forum.

Further to the statement this was just the last event in a series of events. First it got slower and slower, then when you were on any website it would keep jumping back to the sites homepage. My wife said she cleaned it regularily with CCleaner. I checked it out, ran all the usual tests, it's clean and clear.

Regarding the Internet connection problem, it was fine, then it wouldn't connect. Then it was asking for the password, when it was given it said it wasn't correct and/or it didn't recognise it. So I tried with the ethernet cable and it connected. Then I unplugged the cable and it stayed connected. Until I turned the laptop off and on again, now though it won't connnect at all without the cable.

Any theories guys. My thought is that perhaps the laptops receiver has packed up and needs replacing?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:38 18 Jun 2012

Reinstall wireless card drivers

Try changing to a different channel in the router.

  Graphicool1 15:27 20 Jun 2012

Hi Fruit Bat /\0/\

Sorry I'm so long getting back, been working.

"Reinstall wireless card drivers"

Been there, done that, still no go.

"Try changing to a different channel in the router."

I have to tell you, although changing channels sounds easy. I wouldn't know where to begin. Also, apart from the laptop, my desktop PC uses the router. Would this channel change effect my PC too?

  KRONOS the First 16:18 20 Jun 2012

Would this channel change effect my PC too No.

You will need to go into your routers settings page to change the wireless channel. This will point you in the right direction, Change channel. But if you post your router make/model I am sure someone will guide you through the process.

  Graphicool1 16:36 20 Jun 2012

Hi Chronus

Belkin - Model No. F5D7632-4

  KRONOS the First 17:12 20 Jun 2012

In IE address bar type you will be asked for your password which hopefully you have changed from the default to one of your own. If not the default login should be on the bottom of the router.

If you click on the Channel and SSID section under Wireless on the left hand side you will be able to change the channel. Click save or OK.Wireless routers using the 2.4Ghz band can broadcast on channels 1-11 so take your pick.

  onthelimit1 17:12 20 Jun 2012

Page 29 to enter router then page 37 to change the channel manual here

  onthelimit1 17:13 20 Jun 2012

Chronus - my fingers too slow again!

  KRONOS the First 17:13 20 Jun 2012
  KRONOS the First 17:14 20 Jun 2012


LOL. Your link to the manual is better though.

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