Other available network appears and I lose my connection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Steven Mills, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. Steven Mills

    Steven Mills Guest

    I have my wireless network at home and I can connect fine.
    I'm normally connected for a short while then the wireless network
    connection icon in the system tray at the bottom right of my screen
    says "there is more than one available wireless network available"
    When this happens I get disconnected and I have to reconnect. This is
    most frustrating!
    I can then see that there's another wireless network, obviously in the
    vicinity, because it seems that XP is scanning for other networks.

    I've seen this other network listed in my wireless network connection
    properties and i've even removed it from the 'preferred networks'
    section but it still keeps re-appearing and disconnecting me.

    What can I do to let my wireless card only find my wireless network
    and not look for others?

    Just for the record, I'm running a couple of laptops from the router
    and until now I have been using WEP to encrypt. I've now decided to
    change this and set up an accesss list through my router's wireless
    settings as I have no great need for my data to be so secure but I
    don't want others being able to use my connnection.

    Many thanks

    Steven Mills, Jul 30, 2004
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  2. Steven Mills

    JR Guest


    In the settings of your Wifi connection disable
    the "Automotically connect to non-preferred networks".
    After this, delete the unwanted network from the
    preferred list....
    It will never disturb you again.
    JR, Jul 30, 2004
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  3. Steven Mills

    Guest Guest

    I'm having this same problem and the 'Automatically connect to non-preferred
    networks' is disabled. All the unwanted networks are removed from my
    preferred list, yet I keep getting disconnect after about 10 minutes and it
    gives me the message that a number of wireless networks is availble and to
    click to pick one to connect to.

    I'm running a HP Pavillion Zx5000 laptop and connecting to my roommate's
    Linksys G router. The pavillion has a Broadcom G wireless device.
    Guest, Aug 15, 2004
  4. Steven Mills

    jr Guest

    Are you hiding the SSID? Have a look:
    jr, Aug 16, 2004
  5. Steven Mills

    jr Guest

    Are you hiding the SSID? Have a look:
    jr, Aug 16, 2004
  6. Steven Mills

    Natéag Guest

    Had that problem with Microsoft router and adapter before installing SP".
    It no longer disconnects. Configuration software seems excellent.
    Natéag, Aug 16, 2004
  7. Steven Mills

    Guest Guest

    SSID is Broadcasting. We've tried changing the channels from 6 to 11, but
    still getting the disconnects. I'm hoping that maybe SP2 will address some
    of these problems.

    I'm a novice at wireless connections, but I just find it odd that as strong
    of a signal as I have with the network my roommate is using that it's
    disconnecting every 10 minutes on me and when he's running his notebook on
    the network, he's not having the problem whatsoever. There's a difference in
    hardware, but I didn't think it would make that much of a difference...he
    using an IBM laptop with a Linksys card and me an HP laptop with
    onboard(broadcom) networking.
    Guest, Aug 17, 2004
  8. Steven Mills

    Guest Guest

    Similar PC, same problem. I have a HP Pavillion with a built-in Broadcom
    card and a D-Link 802.11b router. If I don't have traffic on the air for 5
    or 10 minutes, I lose the connection. The card and software still see the
    wireless signal, but I can't use the connection. I've tried many of the
    suggestions from this group (THANKS! to all who help) such as disable WZC,
    change channels, make sure the router is broadcasting the SSID, but nothing
    seems to stop the disconnect.

    The repair command works fine, but the disconnect can be a pain at times.
    Guest, Nov 13, 2004
  9. Steven Mills

    Malke Guest

    Find the card's entry in Device Manager and look at its properties. See
    if there is an entry to allow Windows power management to turn off the
    device and if there is, make sure it is unchecked.

    Malke, Nov 13, 2004
  10. Steven Mills

    Guest Guest

    Yes, good idea. And I had the same thought earlier. I checked it then, and
    rechecked it just now. It says the "Power Save Mode" is disabled. Also, I
    tried turning off all the power-save settings for the PC and leaving it
    plugged it. I still lost the connection.

    Thanks for contributing to the discussion.
    Guest, Nov 13, 2004
  11. Steven Mills

    Malke Guest

    I'm sorry it didn't work for you. Perhaps the wireless card (or builtin
    chip) is defective. Try a different wireless pc card and see if that
    makes a difference.

    Malke, Nov 13, 2004
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