Laptop Network problem

I've installed a netgear wireless g laptop card into my laptop and it connects with my router before disconnecting for about 1/2 seconds and then will connect for another 5. Do i need to keep it on the same channel or something and if so how do i do that

Any help is appreciated

11 Comments

It should negotiate the channel automatically.

Are you using the correct drivers etc? Also if you're using the netgear software make sure "use windows to configure my wireless settings" is unselected otherwise they will constantly compete with each other and what you are experiencing will happen as both windows and the netgear software try and take ownership of the wireless card.

Bit of info here: technet.microsoft.com/en-…spx

Original Poster

All the drivers should be correct and ive just selected windows to configure my wireless settings but now its not connecting at all

Was it selected before? If not unselect it again and go back to the netgear software. Then try changing the channel on the router and rebooting the pc and the router once you've done it.

Original Poster

It wasnt selected before, i can't change the channel either it just randomly changes

On installation i had a choice wether to use the xp software or the netgear hence why it was not selected before

i use the windows software as the net gear one kept disconnecting me. try using the windows software instead.

Original Poster

I've reinstalled it using the windows software instead

This time it won't connect and says the wireless card is unavailable

There some netgear adapters don't work well with vista, try getting lattest drivers from netgear web page

Original Poster

maddogb;2893990

There some netgear adapters don't work well with vista, try getting … There some netgear adapters don't work well with vista, try getting lattest drivers from netgear web page



I have xp installed so it can't be that and how can i download the latest drivers?

Original Poster

Still not working

The only thing it could be is the wep key but when i type in what it actually is, it says its not long enough or something

thfc andyp3;2896413

Still not workingThe only thing it could be is the wep key but when i … Still not workingThe only thing it could be is the wep key but when i type in what it actually is, it says its not long enough or something



would have though most modern routers would be using wpa not wep, plus that wouldn't cause connection drops, you wouldn't get a full connection at all.
Easiest method for keys is to create one your self in a text file on your desktop, then cut and paste into the routers page, then into the adapters, makes sure both are identical.

Original Poster

Will try that out later on thanks
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. What's you favourite 60s 70s 80s song ?963003
    2. PS4 Beta Software Version 522
    3. What an absolute disgrace2160
    4. Now TV CODES - Free Sky Entertainment/Kids/Cinema/Sports914

    See more discussions