Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wireless Internet

Drives me insane!!!! Each time our desktop reboots I loose OUR wireless connection on my laptop. We're not even talking about in between while it's rebooting. Each time it dissapears from my list and I have to go to the desktop, connect my laptop to the router, run the set up and then I can move on with life.

It can't be my wireless nic card because I can connect to about 8 different networks that are unsecured in my immediate area.

Anyone know?

4 comments:

Amelia said...

Since I can not help you---all I can say is "Bless your heart".

jillquilts said...

I can't help you, but I can sympathize! I know how frustrating it can be for the technology to not work correctly!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, but I think (THINK) your desktop might be providing Host services for your wireless internet connection - and your laptop is having to look for the desktop for internet before it connects. When you set up the wireless connection on your laptop, did you tell it that it was a shared connection? There's an option for Internet Connection Sharing in Windows.

You say you have to connect the laptop to the router to reconnect - do you mean physically with a network cable to a regular nic card that's in the laptop or do you only have a wireless nic card in the laptop? If the wireless nic is working properly, you shouldn't have to move TO the router to get it to "see" it. You should be able to reconnect to the wireless router from pretty much anywhere in your house.

I would take a look at the settings in your Wireless Network Connection - and maybe create a new one altogether and try that one. There's always Windows Help (yuck!) and or I've had great success in the past just Googling my specific problem. There's nearly always someone out there who's already had the problem and spent the time to type up the answer.

Hope this helps,
Lisa

Michelle said...

Louie's computer is hardwired to mediacom. The wireless router box is wired to that. The rest of the our computers have wireless cards in them and the router sends a signal to us.We have the same brand of 'cards' as the router. They are a 'team'. If Louie's computer is not receiving a signal from mediacom, none of the rest of us get a signal either. We are actually on a 'network'. So when I don't have a connection, the first thing I have to do is go check out and fix Louie's computer, resolve the problem, then I'm good to go again. Louie's computer HAS to be connected, and turned on at all times. If he restarts, or shuts down, I'm out of luck.

I don't know if any of that helped you, but that's the way it works here.