hi friends... er, especially friends with Techie husbands....
I need help!
My laptop internet is skiwampus.
I have a router, and have two desktops plugged into it, and am having no problems with them.
I have redone my laptop, and am still having internet trouble.
It started about a week ago... I assumed it was drivers that I needed from an overnight windows update. But I've redone windows, and updated all my drivers.
I read that if it's your wireless card, you'll get a connection for a few minutes, but then it will cut out after five minutes or so.
But if I'm in the same room as my router, or on either patio (both are near the router), then I have no problems being disconnected, even after extended periods of time.
In the kitchen I get interrupted often (about twenty feet from router) and in the livingroom I can hardly get service at all.
Can anyone help me?
I don't believe my linksys router has channels, and I've reset my router and modem a few times... it doesn't help. (I've powered off and reset.) The wlan light on the router says it's on.
My laptop is exactly two years old, and I didn't have a problem until all-of-a-sudden a week ago.
I don't know if interference is possible, as I'm not getting many other of the usual "connections" show up in "connect to a network".
We don't have cordless phones, satellite, or a microwave.
I'm willing to replace either my card or router, but would hate to guess the wrong one and not be able to take it back, or in the case of a router, reprogram my laptop and desktops, and have that not be it.
Anyone know anything about wlan cards that go bad??? What the symptoms are?
Oh - and after I get this figured out, I'll be deleting this post. :)