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I have a Compaq Presario 2100. I know it's old and obsolete, but it's all I have right now until I can make enough money to get a new system. My problem lies with my wireless network connection.

One minute I'll be connected to my wireless network with a "good" or "excellent" connection, and out of nowhere I will lose my connection, and it will say that no wireless networks are in range.

I know the problem ISNT with my router because my roommate uses the same connection and has none of these problems. Sometimes I will get a good steady connection for hours at a time with no problems, and other times I can't get a connection for more than a minute or two before it drops out.

I am running Mcfee Anti Virus software, and it isn't detecting any problems, so I really need some help

What could possibly be causing this? Any help is appreciated.
 

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What wireless utility are you using to manage the connection? Are you sure that no other wireless utility is running?
 

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I did a system restore to about a month ago, and my internet connection seems to be working ok now. But no, my network is not secure. My neighbors can steal it if they want only because I can't figure out how to secure it. If anyone can help me out with that it'd be cool
 

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Ok, I tried what you said Terry. But the drop down menu for "Data Encryption" give me two choices "Open" and "WEP" When I switch it to WEP I lose my wireless connection and my computer will not connect to the network again until I switch it back to Open access
 

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Old router. :) Maybe a firmware update will give it WPA capability.

When using WEP use a HEXadecimal key because the ascii passcodes may be translated differently by different devices.
 
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