Network issues


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I have a Compaq Laptop with Vista Home premium that I just got. I can connect to the network but it takes awhile for it to identify my router and during this time all my other pc's will lose the network connection. This also happens anytime I reboot the laptop as well. Anyone have any ideas of why this is happening. All replies appreciated.

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Magister mundi sum!
Vista Guru
Re: Netywork issues

Hi and welcome to the forums.

First off, what make and model is your router; some routers (such as my secondary router) have a very low number of clients that are allowed to be connected at one time. It also may have some connection to how your router broadcasts (A, B, G or N) and how far away from it you are.

Please can you also tell us what OSs the other PCs are running and how they are connected.

As a general tip without knowing too much about your network, have you made sure that your WiFi card drivers are up to date? If you haven't it might be worth doing.


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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook, 5,1
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 9400m
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" Apple MacBook LCD Screen + 22" HannsG DVI LCD + 21.5" Samsung USB Lapfit Monitor LD220
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800 + 1920x1080 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SATA Internal 2.5" 500GB (305GB HFS+, 195GB NTFS)
    External USB 3.5" 1TB (HFS+)
    Aluminium Unibody
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Apple Late 2009 Wireless Keyboard (US)
    Internet Speed
    6.33Mb/s up. 0.36Mb/s down.
    Other Info
    Harman Kardon Soundsticks II Speakers


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Linksys WRT110 Range Plus Wireless Router. This appears to happen anytime it goes to sleep and I wake it up. My laptop is a Compaq V6000 running Vista Home Premium and the other pc's are running XP with 2 hardwire and 1 wireless. The router is about 4 ft away. When I shut down my laptop I get my connection back and I can boot the laptop back up and it will connect after a few minutes.

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