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I am having problems regarding my internet connection. It frequently connects and disconnects from the internet. I don't think it is because of our router because we have other computers and it doesn't happen to those. I am using wireless connection.

 

I think it is because of the OS. My laptop which is Vista is having this problem but my other laptop which is XP doesn't have this problem.

 

My laptop which is Vista is a Lenovo 3000 G230 and the other is IBM Thinkpad.

 

All ideas on what causes this and suggestions on how to solve this are all appreciated.

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Could be your wireless card developing a fault.

How far away from the router is the laptop?

Have you tried a wired connection to see if it's stable that way?

 

:wp:

 

 

Thanks for the reply but I don't think the wireless card causes this cause I just bought this laptop. I have tried wired connection, unlike the wireless connection, it is very much stable. I have noticed that if I am not using my laptop for some time, it disconnects from the internet. Once I refreshed it, it automatically connects. But I am also wondering if this is really the cause since at times I am constantly accessing the net but it disconnects and then connects instantly.

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Is the disconnect happening when the microwave or cordless telephone is being used? maybe it is interference. Try moving the wireless router.

 

I have tried using our phone a while ago but it didn't affect my connection. Could it be that my vista sets my connection to standby automatically? Do vista have such kind of setting to save energy?

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I recently got a wireless mouse and my connection on my laptop started dropping. I have not got around to contacting logitech about the frequency the mouse uses (there is nothing I can find in any documents) but I'm starting to suspect I need to change the channel on my wireless router

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I am having problems regarding my internet connection. It frequently connects and disconnects from the internet. I don't think it is because of our router because we have other computers and it doesn't happen to those. I am using wireless connection.

 

I think it is because of the OS. My laptop which is Vista is having this problem but my other laptop which is XP doesn't have this problem.

 

My laptop which is Vista is a Lenovo 3000 G230 and the other is IBM Thinkpad.

 

All ideas on what causes this and suggestions on how to solve this are all appreciated.

 

I feel your pain darwin,

 

I've tried contacting my ISP over a week ago with no response yet, maybe someone here can help me?

I have a 1500/384 dsl package with intrstar.net. While I'm online (zhone modem, belkin g+mimo router) I have problems with web pages loading ie..have to constantly hit refresh, streaming video, music, and problems downloading programs, games, etc. I have this problem with IE 8, FF 3 , and opera, although opera acts a little better. I have reset/rebooted my modem and router in an attempt to fix this with no effect. I also reset my router back to factory settings in case anything got changed for whatever reason.

Any help or suggestions on this problem would be greatly appreciated. Could it be a computer problem or does it sound internet/ISP related?

Thanks in advance

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