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Topic # 7894 19-May-2006 08:33
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Im hoping the great gang here can help out with a situation.
I've got myself and Optiva Latop which as is runs pretty well.
Unfortunately the internal wifi card does have a great reange and doesn't want to find most signals
I have bought a BELKIN WIRELESS PRE-N Notebook Network Card.
It works really well when i'm at work, but when I get home (I have a SITECOM wireless router) it has a hard time finding an IP ADDRESS.  It connects for about 2-3 minutes then looses the connection.  It is still connected to the router but looses internet connection.  Someone mentioned setting up a static connect, which works, but then doesn't connect to my work network.
Can any help with a suggest?

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Reply # 36080 19-May-2006 09:06
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Could it be the router, not the laptop? Or could it be some firewall software on your laptop?

Also, if you go to Device Manager, some wireless adapters (not all) will have an option to set the radio power. When in "Power Save" or similar, they reduce the power to save battery. Have you checked this?





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  Reply # 36083 19-May-2006 09:28
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tathedj: Im hoping the great gang here can help out with a situation.
I've got myself and Optiva Latop which as is runs pretty well.
Unfortunately the internal wifi card does have a great reange and doesn't want to find most signals
I have bought a BELKIN WIRELESS PRE-N Notebook Network Card.
It works really well when i'm at work, but when I get home (I have a SITECOM wireless router) it has a hard time finding an IP ADDRESS.  It connects for about 2-3 minutes then looses the connection.  It is still connected to the router but looses internet connection.  Someone mentioned setting up a static connect, which works, but then doesn't connect to my work network.
Can any help with a suggest?

Cheers
Tathedj


The Belkin Pre-N gear is pretty good - it uses True MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) aerials for improved signal strength in both directions. The flipside to that is however that the MIMO aerials need to be at both ends - the access point as well as the card, and they work best if they're from the same manufacturer.

You should get decent performance out of the Belkin card even without a MIMO aerial router however. Do you see good signal strength with the Sitecom router?

If the signal strength is fine check to see what the time the DHCP leases on the router have been set to. If they're short, the renewal might confuse the systems at either end - shouldn't happen, but weirder things have occurred.




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 36093 19-May-2006 12:42
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freitasm: Could it be the router, not the laptop? Or could it be some firewall software on your laptop?

Also, if you go to Device Manager, some wireless adapters (not all) will have an option to set the radio power. When in "Power Save" or similar, they reduce the power to save battery. Have you checked this?



Just tried to find a similar setting no go????
My wife has a Dell Inspiron 6000 that works fine!!!
Don't know much about the DCHP, any info there would be greatly appreciated Smile

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Tathedj

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