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Intermittent Connectivity Problems with Vista

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Re: Intermittent Connectivity Problems with Vista

eldurso,

 

Are you using these Recommended Wireless Router Settings, especiall the updating of the firmware? I use channel 11.

 

Also, did you try this tweak?

 

 

Go to device manager(right click my computer, left click properties, left click hardware, left click device manager). Click on Network and then right click on your wireless adapter, left click properties, power management. Uncheck the box, allow computer to turn off this device to save power.

 

 

Rick

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