XP+SMC card=frequent loss of connection. PLEASE help!

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by MelodyTwo, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. MelodyTwo

    MelodyTwo Guest

    Hi everyone. I recently purchased a new Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, running the
    Home Edition of Windows XP. I am using an SMC-2635w wireless card and
    frequently lose my internet connection. Our router is an SMC Barricade, and my
    brother is also on a wireless connection on our network, using a linksys card
    and running Windows 2000. He has no troubles. When I am actually connected to
    the internet, my signal is almost always "excellent." I have downloaded the
    most recent driver from the SMC site and am out of ideas, but I am no expert.
    Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. Please reply to
    ASAP if possible. Thanks so much!

    MelodyTwo, Aug 22, 2003
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    SteveS Guest

    I just went through this with a linksys G card. Disable the Wireless zero
    configuration service in XP. Uninstall any SMC drivers. Then with the
    service disabled reinstall the SMC drivers. This should correct the problem.

    SteveS, Aug 23, 2003
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    null Guest

    I had similar problems with my Orinoco Gold using DHCP. Once I gave it a
    hardcoded IP I haven't had a problem
    null, Aug 31, 2003
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    P_Man Guest

    Just an FYI if anyone is still following this thread:

    I gave up on the SMC on my HP ze4420us all it would do is lock up the
    tcp\ip after getting an ip via dhcp... Hard coding an ip and manually
    assigning the gateway, repaired my tcip stack and tried that winsock
    repair out there, ect.... didn't change things. It never worked on
    the HP but it did work on my old compusa rcl300 running WinMe.
    Brought the laptop back to were I bought it and they put in a Linksys
    WPC11 V. 4 ... Works like a champ now...

    P_Man, Sep 5, 2003
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