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Windows XP Wireless device reauthenticates after getting connected

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Occasionally, I will have an established infrastructure connection where the wireless goes from a state of "connected" to "acquiring network address."

Please tell me why this happens and how do I prevent this from happening?

By the way, while the OS says that it is acquiring a network address, I am able to surf the Internet.

Please advise.

Thanks.

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It could be dropping the signal when some interference comes.  Try changing the wireless channel and see if that does the trick.
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A better solution would be to go to HP's support site.

There they have Broacom's WLAN Network Adapters User Interface version 4.00C
as well as Broadcom's Wireless LAN driver version 4.00C.

The actual driver that gets loaded for Broadcom's 54g card is: 3.100.65.1.

My current version of Broadcom's 54g driver is: 3.40.25.3.

My hope is that when I upgrade, I won't have intermittent connection losses with authentication that lasts until I reboot.

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These 2 services patches seem like a dream.  sp30379 gives you the latest Broadcom 54g Max Performance driver.

sp30381 gives you a new tool where you can do diagnostics on various access points as well as providing you a new interface for handling access points.

I wish I had downloaded both of these tools a long time ago.

My only regret is that when I upgrade to Windows 7, I will be dealing with a broken OS.

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