Only my laptop does not connect to the network

  generous88 21 Jan 11

I am part of a shared network of 5 or 6 people. everything used to be ok for 2 months. but now everywhile my laptop is not able to connect to the network, I have to ask the router owner to reset the router. it starts working again but maybe for 2 or 3 days and sometimes even for just a couple of hours and it's not able to connect again. The other guys have no such a problem. so is there something i should do with my laptop?

  mgmcc 21 Jan 11

Try deleting the existing wireless "profile" and then go through the procedure to "Connect" again when a new profile will be saved.

  generous88 21 Jan 11

actually, i've already formatted the C: and installed a new windows copy, and the problem still exists

  mgmcc 21 Jan 11

See if the router's owner can change the Channel number that it operates on. Routers normally use 6 or 11 as their default so try one of these or, if already using one, try the other. This *WON'T* cause a problem for other users whose adapters will automatically adjust to the different Channel.

  generous88 22 Jan 11

we tried but unfortunately same problem

  mgmcc 23 Jan 11

Do any of the others in the network use a USB Wireless Network Adapter? If so, could you borrow one to see if that works reliably, which might establish whether your Laptop's own adapter has developed a fault?


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