Loosing Internet Connectivity

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Dustin Brown, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Dustin Brown

    icynyx Guest

    I have to say I've had the same problem too... I've been surfing the we
    for the longest time to look for a solution... first time I've see
    people actually have the same problem as me...

    I'm using vista 64 bit and my router is linksys WRT54GL version
    Wireless G (same as Dustin) and my wireless card is dell wireless 151
    WLAN Half mini card powe

    After 3 weeks of receiving my brand new Dell xps 1530, I starte
    loosing internet connection after a couple of hours... usually after i
    went to sleep. It would diagnose the problem but says it can't find
    reason why it won't connect; moreover, it tells me to reset the router
    which in my case is not an option since 2 other people uses it at th
    same time. After uninstalling 2 updates from microsoft: update rollu
    for ActiveX killbits x64 and windows malicious software removal tool x6
    I finally got my my internet conncetion back.

    3 weeks later, the same thing happened after I installed a game calle
    plant tycoon... and again 3 weeks after that (today) i lost my interne
    connection, AGAIN!

    In short, im wondering if there's a cure for this repetitive problem o
    mine... :confused
     
    icynyx, Mar 12, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  2. Dustin Brown

    Barb Bowman Guest

    does Dell have a newer/older driver for the 1510? are you using the
    Dell utility to manage the wireless? if yes, try disabling it and
    use native windows functionality.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 12, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  3. Dustin Brown

    icynyx Guest

    Thanks for the reply:

    oki. so, I have the newest update for the driver and i'm pretty sur
    i'm using the dell utility to manage my wireless connection. But how d
    I disable it? Is there a site where it tells you how to do it step b
    step? I'm not very good at these kinds of stuff dats y i just uninstal
    things to get it fixed lol.

    thanks agai
     
    icynyx, Mar 12, 2009
  4. Dustin Brown

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Normally if you bring up the Dell utility there is a check box that
    lets you toggle whether or not to use Dell or Windows to manage the
    wireless. The version I have:

    -Right click on the Dell Wireless Utility, located in the System
    tray, look for several green bars, and choose Open.

    -Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab.

    -Uncheck the "Let this tool manage your wireless settings" checkbox.
    -Click Apply then OK.

    Then look for the Windows icon in the task tray near the clock and
    right click that.


    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 13, 2009
  5. Dustin Brown

    icynyx Guest

    [image
    file:///C:/Users/Juliana/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg]I don
    have the dell wireless utility in my system tray... but i found thi
    site 'How do I start the Wireless/WLAN Zero Configuration?
    (http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/) that helped a lot. now th
    problem is the part where i tell network connections to use windows t
    manage my network... i can't seem to find that particular phrase when
    right click on wireless network connection and click properties.
     
    icynyx, Mar 13, 2009
  6. Dustin Brown

    Barb Bowman Guest

    you have provided a link to a file on your hard drive.

    if you right click the icon you DO have, what are the menu choices?

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 14, 2009
  7. Dustin Brown

    icynyx Guest

    in the system tray, I have dell quickset, dell touchpad, fingerprin
    reader suite, windows update, avast, battery meter, internet, volume an
    time.

    the internet icon looks like two computers with a globe to the lowe
    right side. the right click options for it are disconnect from, connec
    to, turn off activity, turn off notification, diagnose and repair, an
    lastly network and sharing center.
     
    icynyx, Mar 14, 2009
  8. Dustin Brown

    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Mar 15, 2009
  9. Dustin Brown

    icynyx Guest

    I have been able to connect to my school and library's wireles
    internet, but then i only stay there for a couple of hours not days...

    right now, i don't have problems connecting anymore, but i'm no
    looking forward to next month... it seems like a monthly thing...
     
    icynyx, Mar 15, 2009
  10. Dustin Brown

    Barb Bowman Guest

    please start a new thread if/when this starts again

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
     
    Barb Bowman, Mar 16, 2009
  11. Dustin Brown

    Joules Guest

    Hi, I am new to this group but I have the identical set of problems. My
    XP computer works fine. The new one with Vista Home Premium acts the
    same way as yours. I have used it on Wireless, Cable and now DSL. I went
    to the Microsoft site and there is a tech note that applies to this
    problem which states that you must have a modem that has a Vista
    compatible sticker on it. Well I ran down to the closest Staples and
    bought a Zoom modem that is supposed to be Vista compatible. I fired it
    up and things looked really good. The next day the IPV6 problem reared
    its ugly head again. Then I played the reset adapter game, etc with
    windows telling me there was nothing wrong with my connection. Looks
    like we are going to be Vista Victims. We can either go back to XP or
    wait until Microsoft admits there is a problem and gives us a fix for
    it. If I find some magic bullet I will certainly post it.
     
    Joules, Mar 24, 2009
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.