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# 37047 6-Jul-2009 20:14
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Greetings everyone!
Audio geek here with limited network/wlan knowledge.

I'm using a D-link DSL-G604T wireless modem/router and just running my laptop off it (fujitsu lifebook s-series).

I constantly have trouble with the connection failing to load webpages, so I have to click refresh a few times for it to work. I can't watch a movie or play music over the wireless connection as it will crpa out every 30 seconds or so, and I can't use skype which is highly irritating. It seems to do it once every 30 seconds from what I can tell.

Is it likely to be the laptop or the router causing the issue?

I'm using WPA2 encryption, if that makes a difference to anything.


I'm getting a bit fed up and would love to fix this - any help would be awesome. Thanks in advance :)

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  # 231826 6-Jul-2009 22:29
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What's the distance between your laptop and the router? Any physical barriers (walls, doors, glass)?

Any 2.4GHz cordless phones in the house? Is the connection ok if you plug it through an ethernet cable instead?

Are you running the latop with the latest drivers for the network adapter?

Have you tried changing the wireless channel in the router to something else?

Can you see any neighbour's network at the same time?

Are you running any antivirus with firewall? Any other firewall software?







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  # 231852 7-Jul-2009 06:56
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freitasm: What's the distance between your laptop and the router? Any physical barriers (walls, doors, glass)?



Any 2.4GHz cordless phones in the house? Is the connection ok if you plug it through an ethernet cable instead?



Are you running the latop with the latest drivers for the network adapter?



Have you tried changing the wireless channel in the router to something else?



Can you see any neighbour's network at the same time?



Are you running any antivirus with firewall? Any other firewall software?





Hi thanks for your reply.

-Distance is minimal (adjacent rooms through an open door) and it doesn't make a difference if I put the laptop next to the router
-I *think* I'm using the latest drivers. I did a full re-install of my OS a couple of months ago
- 2.4 Ghz cordless phone is basically next to the router - would this matter unless a call is being made?
- How do I change that - is it in the router settings page?
- Can see about 2 or 3 neighbours networks usually
- Don't think I have a firewall. I use Avast! antivirus and I don't think that has built in firewall

 
 
 
 


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# 231856 7-Jul-2009 07:42
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I'd start with interference from other wirteless networks around you - I have the same kind of problem before. To prevent interference you should switch channels on your router.

You should read this first and follow the advice there.




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