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Okay, recently, my laptop only, is disconnecting from the router, no over laptop or PC is disconnecting and is staying connected all the time. Although mine keeps diconnecting every 20-odd minutes. I've changed channels, reset router - it's my laptop if no other laptop or anything is diconnecting

my laptop is: Dell Inspirion 1721

router is:


netgear N model: WNDR3300
 

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I assume wireless. Do you have the same problem with ethernet?

Make sure you have the latest driver; if it is an integrated adapter the driver should be from Dell's web site.

What OS?

What do you have to do to get reconnected? What, if any, non-Windows firewall or security suite do you have?
 

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I am on Vista home.

On Dell's website, i'm not 100% what driver i need.

To be reconnected i have to wait for it to do itself, it won't let me manually re-connect.

I have McAfee security :)
 

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Top suspect is multiple wireless clients running; they will conflict, and one of the troubles they can cause is what you are reporting. Candidates include

XP's Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC);
Dell WLAN;
one named for your wireless adapter (e.g., Intel Proset).

The first two run as services--check their status in Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services.
 

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Ah, yes we do have quite alot of wireless items connected to the router.

My wireless card model things: WIRELESS DELL 1395 (802.B/G) MINI CARD F

I can only find the Dell wireless adapter, i cannot find the other..
 

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Nuts! That directed squarely at me, myself, I! :(

You clearly said that you have Vista and somehow I'm thinking XP. So please forget my post # 4.

Did you find the correct wireless driver yet? Do you have the same problem with ethernet?

If ethernet works OK, try stopping the Dell WLAN and see if that makes a difference. I have no idea if this will help; it may make things worse, but then you can easily restart it.
 
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