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I have a Gateway desktop computer that will not keep a wireless signal.  All other computers work wirelessly.  I have used 3 different wireless adapters.  It will install the adapter, get the wireless signal, and then in a few minutes drop the signal and then in a few minutes connect again.  Isn't there a utility that fixes the networking portion of XP?  I had one but I can't find it or remember the name.  I really don't want to reinstall Windows.
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hmmm what kind of adapters have you been trying, is you access point running the latest firmware?

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/wireless.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q299357
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They are Netgear adapters and one other brand I used to have.  It doesn't matter which router--I've had three.  It happens with every one.
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I do not understand how to use the reset netshell command.
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hmm so its something on the computer itself

from the command prompt

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

that will save a log file to the c drive - it will replace a whole load of registry keys re TCPIP  see how you go
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You might be looking in the wrong place for solving this problem..  remember that WiFi is doomed to compete with other wireless signals over the same frequency..  There are a lot of things that could be happening here, including wireless phone handsets, microwaves, etc., etc., and you might want to try relocating the PC to a different location for testing..

http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=P5492_0_8_0_C

and

Minimizing 802.11 Interference Issues

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/953511
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Actually its not the competing signal that is the problem.  It has done this in two cities.  I just implemented the second comment and this solved the problem.  Thanks to you all.
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Very good..  sounds like you had a Winsock problem after all...
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cool, glad all is well
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