Re: Wireless Adapter keeps disconnecting
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:54:30 -0000, "Waldy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I recenctly bought a new machine that has Vista Basic installed
>on it. I installed the latest drivers for my Netgear wireless adapter which
>are supposed to be Vista compatible. However, although I can get connected,
>I often have to mess around with the networking settings first and then the
>connection will only last around 15 minutes before the adapters led stops
>flashing. I then have to reboot to get a connection again. I tried the
>adapter back n my old XP machine and it is fine. As soon as the XP machine
>boots, the led indicator starts flashing and it doesn't stop until you shut
>down. With the Vista machine, the adapter often doesn't start flashing
>until you actually connect and then it will just stop after a short while.
>I've been messing around with this for weeks now and got nowhere. I would
>have suspected the adapter drivers, but it seems as though there are a lot
>of other people with the same problem on different adapters, which would
>suggest a fundamental problem with Vista.
>Can anyone shed any light?
This has just started happening on my Sony Vaio too. I know it worked
fine about a month ago, so something has changed quite recently to
cause it. I see there have been several other threads in this
newsgroup over the last few days also reporting the same problem, or
something very similar.
On my Vista system I can initially connect wirelessly and everything
works fine for a while. Sometimes its okay for 10 minutes, sometimes
for up to an hour or so, but then the problem starts. The networking
icon in the notification area then gets a yellow triangle with an
exclamation mark in it and the connection stops working. In Network
Connections, the Wireless Network Connection turns to "Disabled".
Enabling it does nothing, and the only way to reset it is to reboot.
I suspect it might have something to do with the windows updates that
Microsoft released earlier this month. Something else I noticed is
that the Network and Sharing Center now takes a long time to display
anything in its window (at least a minute), whereas it was previous
much faster. I'm not sure if this is related to the same problem or
not, but someone else in this group reported the same thing after
installing this month's updates.