Loss of wireless signal

Posted on 2006-03-25
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
We have two laptops located close to each other.  Both acquire our wireless network with signal strength indicated as very good to excellent.  For whatever reason, one loses the connection.  Repairing the connection reconnects and again has excellent signal strength.  Sometimes it only stays connected for a couple of minutes.  The system with problem is an Avertec laptop.  Device manager says the built-in mini card is working correctly, even when it has lost the signal.  The other laptop stays connected for as long as it's turned on.

Any ideas?

Question by:esheehan
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    Hi esheehan,

    what OS are you running? have you got the latest wireless NIC drivers installed?

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    does each one work well when the other is not present?

    Is it the laptops or the hub?

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    by:Keith Alabaster
    Check the version of firmware on your wireless box. make sure it is at the latest.
    Are both devices running at the same speed? 11b, 11g

    Author Comment

    Thanks to everyone who responded.  I purused past answers that came close to addressing the problem.  A few answers suggested disableing Windows Wireless Zero Configuration.

    This worked.

    I'll now have to read more about this service.
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    by:Keith Alabaster
    Nice work :)

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