Wireless adapter keeps dropping connection after XP SP3 installed

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by OSU Nurse, May 28, 2008.

  1. OSU Nurse

    OSU Nurse Guest

    I downloaded SP3 for WindowsXP professional edition. After installation my
    realtek wireless adapter wont keep a connection longer than just a couple of
    minutes. Before installation the adapter rarely dropped connection. I dont
    want to unistall SP3, do any readers have any suggestions to help remedy my
    problem? I'm a novice user so if I have left out any information you need
    please let me know.
    OSU Nurse, May 28, 2008
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    Ken Triebold Guest

    I have two thoughts:

    1. Go to Device Manager and uninstall your wireless adapter, then do a scan
    for hardware changes to reinstall it.

    2. Check to make sure you have the latest driver for your wireless adapter.

    Ken Triebold, May 28, 2008
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    Pavel A. Guest

    Look if you have 801.x enabled on the wifi connection. Disable it.

    If this won't help, temporarily disable all security on your router and
    and see if it works well and stable (copy a large file, etc).
    Then, setup the security again.

    Pavel A., May 29, 2008
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