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Help! My computer has stopped connecting to the wireless.

I've had my laptop for 3 1/2 years now and just a few days ago the airport connection started going up and down. I thought the airport card might be loose so I pulled it out and put it back in. After that the computer wouldn't even see the card. I bought a new one today and the computer does see it, but when I can get the computer to see the wireless network the connection lasts for less than a minute.
I think I've tried everything on this post that will work for my system ( http://www.index-site.com/WIFI1048.html )
The router is a Linksys. My husband hasn't had any network problems with his Windows laptop or either of his Windows desktops.
The internet works fine for me when I use an ethernet cable, but I am going insane without wireless.
Any ideas on what causes this or what else I could try?



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Jun. 5th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I'm a Mac person...but I have no clue how the magic box works. Sorry.

Love the icon, though. Awesome.
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
That would be Mr. Gabriel Cranky-pants all snuggled up with Chiana. He doesn't know how to make the magic box work either. :(

And I apparently don't know how to log in...
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Have you tried zapping the P-Ram? That usually works when my CD/DVD goes missing.
Jun. 5th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Yup. Didn't work. *sad face*
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Jun. 5th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Hellbob already made sure the router's firmware was up to date, and we've reset the router several times.
Rather than going to a coffee shop I'll probably head straight for the Apple store since they have open wireless there for me to test it on.
Jun. 6th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I asked Art what he thought. He's not too familiar with Macs but he thought it sounded like a connection problem inside the computer.

Thank you-thank you for the heads-up about the peregrine banding. It was great to see you again and see those babies up close and personal.
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Apple dudes used an external drive for start-up and it still had the issues which means it's a hardware problem rather than a software problem.
I can either send it in to have all the guts replaced for $350, or I can invest $50-75 for an external wireless card for the PCI slot. Guess which option I'm going with? For as much as I have used my laptop over the years I've really had very few problems with her. But she is 3 1/2 years old so I'm not feeling like spending $350.

It was really cool seeing you too, and how darn cute were those babies? :)
Have you seen Sharon's post yet? There's a picture of us in it...
Jun. 6th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
HA! Did you know she was up there? What a sneak! Hey- How come she didn't invite US up there? sniff...
Jun. 6th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
I know she went into the building after the 2nd chick because she actually had business to talk about with that chick she was with.
I didn't know she was up there until I saw the picture!
*pout* Yes! She should have invited us! I'm guessing that they passed her while taking the chicks back in and invited her since she didn't get up there beforehand.
And hey, I tried to get up on the roof! Meeting Jacki (the zoo chick) once before just wasn't enough of an "in" though. :) I was happy that she said I looked familiar from somewhere though because when I met her at the member thing I went to at the zoo it was over a year ago.
I've got some pics in my gallery, but I haven't put up a post yet because I was falling asleep while uploading the pictures.
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