Re: Vista Laptop Regularly Loses Wireless Internet Connection
On Nov 11, 11:04*am, tricky300 <tricky...@discussions.microsoft.com>
> Hello Nigel,
> My Vista laptop had similar issues, sp2 fixed this. I can't say for certain
> this will fix your problem but if you are not already on sp2 it would be a
> good idea anyway.
> "nigelord" wrote:
> > We have 3 PCs at home, 2 with XP on them and 1 with Vista. We use BT
> > Wireless Broadband. Every few days the Vista PC will lose connection -
> > it is still receiving the wireless signal from the router, but it
> > cannot get to the internet.
> > This rarely, if ever, happens on the XP machines.
> > The only way to re-connect the Vista machine to the internet is to
> > power off/on the router and then it reconnects without a problem.
> > When it is connected the IP address on the Vista laptop is
> > 192.168.1.65.
> > However when it has disconnected its IP address becomes 169.254.96.107
> > I followed advice from another board where the suggestion was made
> > that Vista was being very picky about getting it's DHCP settings. XP
> > used to wait 3mins for a DHCP response but Vista only waits 6 seconds.
> > So anything that delays the DHCP server - ie the router- from
> > responding within 6 seconds will cause Vista to assign an APIPA
> > address.
> > So I unchecked IPv6 in the properties for the Wireless Connection and
> > then amended Properties for IPv4 so it obtains IP Address
> > Automatically and has a User Configured Alternate Configuration as
> > follows:
> > IP Address: 192.168.2.200
> > Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
> > Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1
> > Preferred DNS: 192.168.2.1
> > This has not stopped the problem from occurring. Every couple of days
> > or so the Vista machine loses internet connection and the only way to
> > get it back is to power off and on the router.
> > Anybody got any ideas?
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It is on SP1 so I'll bear that in mind. I switched to fixed IP
addressing and so far (8 days now) it has maintained the connection.