Wireless disconnects when other networks become available

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by bliksem tobey, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Hi. I set up my home network wireless this weekend using
    Linksys products. My desktop is running XP. I have
    successfully set up the wireless router and the network
    adapter on my desktop but am having one issue with the XP
    settings and behavior. I am experiencing the following

    A neighbor has a wireless network set up. I can see it
    when I look at the "Wireless Networks" tab of
    the "Wireless Network Connection Properties" dialog. I
    see his network (as well as mine) in the "Available
    Networks" list. Only my network is listed in
    the "Preferred Networks" list. The issue I am having is
    that it appears that whenever my neighbor starts or stops
    his network, my network connection icon in the taskbar
    pops up the message "WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION - One or
    more wireless networks are available. To see a list of
    available networks, click here." and I loose my
    connection. The status turns to "unavailable" and I loose
    connectivity. In order to resume online activity, I need
    to click the network connection icon in the taskbar,
    select my network and hit the "Connect" button. This is
    very disruptive.

    Is there a way I can configure XP to only look at my
    network, ignore all others, and maintain my connectivity
    as long as my router isn't failing?

    I'd be happy to provide more information if needed. If
    possible, please CC replies to .

    bliksem tobey, Jan 5, 2004
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