Why does it Disconect?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have recently set up a small wireless network in my house. However one of
    the computers is having problems staying on the network. It cositantly
    disconects at random time intervals but then reconects usually within 30
    seconds. I am using a Netgear WG311 v2 card. However the software that came
    with the card just caused my computer to crash as did the updated drivers off
    the Netgear website so I used sp2 to set up the connection. The connection
    worked fine for the first few hours but then this problem occured the signal
    strength is classed as low could this cause the the connection to fail. As it
    is I have tried reinstalling the hardware and the software and checking the
    pin connections of the card but this hasn't worked the designated IP adress
    is correct as is the subnet mask and the default gateway. Has any one got any
    idea how I can solve this problem?

    Thanks Screamer
    Guest, Dec 26, 2004
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  2. Carey Holzman, Dec 26, 2004
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    See if this helps:

    1. Open the Network Connections folder.
    2. Right-click on the icon for the wireless connection and select
    3. Click on the "Authentication" tab.
    4. Uncheck the "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network"
    5. Click "OK" on all dialogs that are open to save the settings.
    6. Test and verify that the connection holds.

    Guest, Dec 28, 2004
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have now managed to install an updated driver which works with SP2 I have
    also disabled WZC. This worked for about a day but now it is disconecting at
    random periods. sometimes after 20 seconds sometimes ten minutes. I Have
    tried to find the authentication tab but there are only two tabs there.
    General and Advanced. Am I looking in the right place? (Show connections >
    wireless connection > properties).
    Thanks for your help so far Screamer
    Guest, Dec 29, 2004
  5. Guest

    Malke Guest

    I have two suggestions:

    1. Make sure that there is no power management enabled in the adapter's
    properties. Go to the Device Manager, find the wireless nic and
    double-click it to get its Properties. Look on the Power Management tab
    and uncheck the box allowing Windows to turn it off.

    2. If #1 doesn't work or isn't applicable, see if a different wireless
    nic will work. If it does, you know the original nic is defective and
    maybe you can return it.

    Malke, Dec 29, 2004
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