Issues with Windows Wireless Connection (Flaky, Intermittent Failu

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a IBM Thinkpad T41 with a internal Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network
    Connection mini-PCI card. I am having trouble with the following issues:

    1 - Connecting to my home wireless network (with only a WEP of Index 1 set
    and authenticated), I am able to connect and surf the web. So is my roommate
    on his Dell Inspiron (with external Belkins network PC Card). But the
    problem is that on my Thinkpad laptop, it will lose and reinstate the
    connection every 5 minutes. My roommate's laptop actually freezes after 30
    minutes (or less). The wireless router is a CompUSA 802.11g. Prevoiusly
    both our computers worked with a Belkin wireless router, but the CompUSA one
    seems to be problem.

    2 - But, with the same internal card, when I try to connect to my
    brother-in-law's Linksys Wireless router, it will also do the same thing as
    the CompUSA but it will actually go ahead and disable the wireless
    card/connection in Windows Networking.

    Does anyone know the answers to the following:

    1 - Why does my wireless connection on the Thinkpad go in and out? Possibly
    the router settings? Adapter card settings? Router strength?

    2 - Why does my roommate's laptop freeze on the same router?

    3 - Why does the wireless connection disable itself on the other router?

    I've gotten suggestions of updating my internal card's drivers, but want to
    hear if there's anything with the actual settings in Windows before doing any
    changes. (XP Pro with SP1).

    Guest, Jan 14, 2006
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    Jack Guest

    I doubt that these has any thing to do with Windows, seems more like a
    Wireless problem.
    It might be the Wireless Card drivers, and or the DHCP's lease settings in
    the Router.
    If you have a wire Network card in the Laptop use it with the Router for
    further ruling out the culprits.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Jan 14, 2006
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    Lem Guest

    This does sound like hardware problems, but you might also want to
    upgrade to SP2. There were a bunch of fixes related to wireless
    networking included in SP2. Alternatively, here is the "wireless
    rollup" that was included in SP2 available as a separate download:
    Lem, Jan 15, 2006
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    Jan 6, 2010
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    please visit the link below:[/url].

    im also uploaded the file in rapidshare. Will post the link later. But download from the link will do. Working perfectly.
    kamal_cool, Jan 6, 2010
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    Mar 7, 2010
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    Link didn't work...nor will my wireless

    I have a IBM Thinkpad T41 type 2373, and am losing ability to maintain my wireless connection. A newer (work) Lenovo has no issues with connectivity. A friend had the same model, and her's eventually lost all wireless connectivity. In my case, it will drop, then continually say "acquiring network address" but not reconnect unless I restart the laptop. Repairing the connection also ineffective.

    Any ideas? Sounds like a hardware or software impending failure. Thought the link might help, but nothing there.

    nordictk, Mar 7, 2010
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    Mar 19, 2010
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    I have an almost identical problem with my T41 model 2373. My connectivity drops every 5-10 secs with the message "acquiring network address". This all started happening back in June 2008 and to this day I have not been able to fix it - even my computer tech admitted defeat!
    I purchased a T61 shortly after and have never had a problem with that one. It's not quite my mission in life but I will keep searching for a solution. You are not alone.

    Good luck.
    harryh, Mar 19, 2010
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