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I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

  1. #1


    C. Guest

    I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

    Is there something i can fix? I have checked for updates, completely
    disabled firewalls, asked the computer to find new IP addresses, basically
    gone through all the rigamarole i can figure out, but i am technicaly inept
    and as I only want to use live messenger and connect to blogs/emails, I can't
    figure out what i'm doing to piss the machine off. help!

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  2. #2


    Mick Guest

    RE: I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

    At least give people here a fighting chance to help you!

    What EXACTLY are you doing, what EXACTLY is the operating system doing, and
    what are the ERROR messages that you get?

    "C." wrote:

    > Is there something i can fix? I have checked for updates, completely
    > disabled firewalls, asked the computer to find new IP addresses, basically
    > gone through all the rigamarole i can figure out, but i am technicaly inept
    > and as I only want to use live messenger and connect to blogs/emails, I can't
    > figure out what i'm doing to piss the machine off. help!


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    KristleBawl Guest

    Re: I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

    Which AniVirus pogram are you using?

    KB

    "C." wrote in message
    news9731E21-1802-4831-86F2-2BD78850BBBB@microsoft.com...
    > Is there something i can fix? I have checked for updates, completely
    > disabled firewalls, asked the computer to find new IP addresses, basically
    > gone through all the rigamarole i can figure out, but i am technicaly
    > inept
    > and as I only want to use live messenger and connect to blogs/emails, I
    > can't
    > figure out what i'm doing to piss the machine off. help!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    C. Guest

    RE: I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

    I apologize. I will sign onto messenger, try to open a web page, and then if
    i attempt to move to the next page, for example, the wireless will suddenly
    go completely out or will say "Connected with limited access". Then I will
    click on the icon near the clock that indicates connectivity and click on
    network and sharing center. There i will click on "View status" and then on
    "Diagnose". The message then reads "Your modem or router cannot be found"
    and lists a few options, one of which is to disconnect the router and reset
    it, another is to find IP addresses, and the last is usually to reset the
    network adapter. I then click on the last option, it will either read "no
    problem was found" or it will read "problem has been resolved", either way i
    am again able to connect, sometimes for the rest of the session, all too
    often for another 3 to five minutes. The computer remains plugged into a
    power source for the duration, and the disconnection is not due to moving
    either the router or the computer.

    In "network and sharing center" i have seen messages about making sure that
    my firewall settings match the suggested settings, but i find that if i have
    a firewall turned on AT ALL, the computer simply will not connect. I do not
    have an antivirus program installed, but i do not download things, so I
    shouldn't have a virus. Is that all the info you need?

    "Mick" wrote:

    > At least give people here a fighting chance to help you!
    >
    > What EXACTLY are you doing, what EXACTLY is the operating system doing, and
    > what are the ERROR messages that you get?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Bill Yanaire Guest

    What you need to do

    You should look into the following:

    Since your access is wireless, make sure that you don't have a 2.4GHz
    wireless base station or handset near your computer. If you do and you
    can't move it, there are adjustments you can make to the channel that your
    wireless adapter listens to. In the config of the wireless card, if you are
    on Channel 2, adjust to Channel 4 or 7. It might not be listed as channel,
    but by Mhz. Adjust to another frequency and see if that helps. I had the
    same issues and when I made those adjustments, everything worked out fine.

    If those don't work, you could have a faulty NIC card. If that isn't the
    problem, then you could possibly have a virus!

    It should be one of the above.




    "C." <C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6354F6F6-8B89-44A9-A543-90D3BB4702BC@microsoft.com...
    >I apologize. I will sign onto messenger, try to open a web page, and then
    >if
    > i attempt to move to the next page, for example, the wireless will
    > suddenly
    > go completely out or will say "Connected with limited access". Then I
    > will
    > click on the icon near the clock that indicates connectivity and click on
    > network and sharing center. There i will click on "View status" and then
    > on
    > "Diagnose". The message then reads "Your modem or router cannot be found"
    > and lists a few options, one of which is to disconnect the router and
    > reset
    > it, another is to find IP addresses, and the last is usually to reset the
    > network adapter. I then click on the last option, it will either read "no
    > problem was found" or it will read "problem has been resolved", either way
    > i
    > am again able to connect, sometimes for the rest of the session, all too
    > often for another 3 to five minutes. The computer remains plugged into a
    > power source for the duration, and the disconnection is not due to moving
    > either the router or the computer.
    >
    > In "network and sharing center" i have seen messages about making sure
    > that
    > my firewall settings match the suggested settings, but i find that if i
    > have
    > a firewall turned on AT ALL, the computer simply will not connect. I do
    > not
    > have an antivirus program installed, but i do not download things, so I
    > shouldn't have a virus. Is that all the info you need?
    >
    > "Mick" wrote:
    >
    >> At least give people here a fighting chance to help you!
    >>
    >> What EXACTLY are you doing, what EXACTLY is the operating system doing,
    >> and
    >> what are the ERROR messages that you get?




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Leo Guest

    Re: I have to reset my network adaptor every 3-5 minutes. Why?

    Of course you are downloading from the internet. When you visit a web site
    you are downloading all the code for that page which can contain Trojans,
    tracking cookies, active X scripts and even a virus.

    --
    Leo

    Those that beat guns into plows will
    plow for those that don't.


    "C." <C@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6354F6F6-8B89-44A9-A543-90D3BB4702BC@microsoft.com...
    >I apologize. I will sign onto messenger, try to open a web page, and then
    >if
    > i attempt to move to the next page, for example, the wireless will
    > suddenly
    > go completely out or will say "Connected with limited access". Then I
    > will
    > click on the icon near the clock that indicates connectivity and click on
    > network and sharing center. There i will click on "View status" and then
    > on
    > "Diagnose". The message then reads "Your modem or router cannot be found"
    > and lists a few options, one of which is to disconnect the router and
    > reset
    > it, another is to find IP addresses, and the last is usually to reset the
    > network adapter. I then click on the last option, it will either read "no
    > problem was found" or it will read "problem has been resolved", either way
    > i
    > am again able to connect, sometimes for the rest of the session, all too
    > often for another 3 to five minutes. The computer remains plugged into a
    > power source for the duration, and the disconnection is not due to moving
    > either the router or the computer.
    >
    > In "network and sharing center" i have seen messages about making sure
    > that
    > my firewall settings match the suggested settings, but i find that if i
    > have
    > a firewall turned on AT ALL, the computer simply will not connect. I do
    > not
    > have an antivirus program installed, but i do not download things, so I
    > shouldn't have a virus. Is that all the info you need?
    >
    > "Mick" wrote:
    >
    >> At least give people here a fighting chance to help you!
    >>
    >> What EXACTLY are you doing, what EXACTLY is the operating system doing,
    >> and
    >> what are the ERROR messages that you get?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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