Losing wireless connection to specific wireless network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by AnnieB, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. AnnieB

    AnnieB Guest

    Hi All,

    I have a Vaio VGN-SZ430N notebook with Vista business pre-installed.
    use the notebook at work and home. At work I mainly utilize the wire
    LAN but occasionally make use of one of the wireless networks and I hav
    no problems. Home is another story. I cannot stay connected to ou
    home network for any extended periods of time, like an hour max and the
    I get kicked off. Sometimes it is worse, and I lose the connectio
    every 5-10 minutes. None of my roommates have this problem.
    Additionally, from home I can connect to one of my neighbors' unsecure
    networks and stay on all day with no problems. Given all of this I'
    hopeful resolving this issue is just a matter of changing a setting o
    something. But I've no idea what to do. The network connection icon i
    the taskbar shows that I am still connected even after I get kicked off
    I go through the diagnose and repair steps and this is what happens:
    1. Diagnose message - "Cannot communicate with primary DNS server"
    2. Repair step one - Automatically renew IP - I try this and it fail
    every time
    3. Repair step two - Reset Network Adaptor - This works and I ca
    reconnect (until I unavoidably lose the connection again)

    Any and all help is appreciated
    AnnieB, Sep 28, 2008
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  2. AnnieB

    +Bob+ Guest

    As a first step, go into your router and change the Channel it is
    operating on. Choose 1, 6, or 11.

    Since you neighbor's router is apparently unsecured, you might want to
    log into his router and check to see what channel he is using (and
    choose another).

    I'd also suggest going into the Power Options, Advanced Settings and
    setting your wireless network card to "maximum performance". Then go
    into Device Manager, Network, wireless card, Power Management and
    uncheck the "all power management to control this device".

    If you need more instruction on any of this just ask.
    +Bob+, Sep 28, 2008
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  3. AnnieB

    AnnieB Guest

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for your help. I'll try that now
    AnnieB, Sep 29, 2008
  4. AnnieB

    Victor S. Guest

    If Bob's suggestions don't work, check Sony's website for updated wireless
    network card drivers.
    Victor S., Sep 30, 2008
  5. AnnieB

    Gordon Guest

    Gordon, Sep 30, 2008
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