Wireless Networking Woes - Signal Strength Diminishes - 500 pts.
Posted on 2004-08-30
I recently setup a wireless network for my friend which is comprised of a Netgear wireless router (which model name eludes me right now) and his Dell Inspiron laptop (using the internal network card and is running Windows XP Home). The router is also right next to the laptop.
The problem is that his laptop will have full signal strength when he initially connects to the network, but 5-10 minutes later he will eventually have no signal, thus forcing him to reconnect. This happens no matter what he is doing on the laptop. I speculated that it might be a power saving feature on the laptop, and disabled it, only to see that the problem was still there, leaving me clueless as to what else can be causing it. Do you guys have any ideas?
Thanks in advance!