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smlunatick
04-18-08, 03:42 PM
On Apr 18, 7:32*am, Dreamweaver
<Dreamwea...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I am using XP Pro SP2 and a ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-T1 Modem/Router.
> I am also using Network Magic which compensates my lack of understanding on
> networking in general.
>
> For the last couple of months my wireless connection disconnects and
> reconnects 10 - 15 times a day. The problem was reported to ZyXEL who have
> changed the unit but the problem still persists.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Roger Mantle
> --
> Extra Income - Ask me how.

Unfortunately, you have not given any information concerning the
wireless network adapter on the PC that is using XP. When using
wireless networking, you need a wireless router (ZyXEL) and a wireless
network adapter at the PC. The majority of wireless connection
problems are at the PC end and not at most routers.

smlunatick
04-19-08, 08:21 AM
On Apr 19, 5:20*am, Dreamweaver
<Dreamwea...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The adapter I am using is a MRI WL004 which seemed to work happily with the
> ZyXEL router until a couple of months ago.
> --
> Extra Income - Ask me how.
>
>
>
> "smlunatick" wrote:
> > On Apr 18, 7:32 am, Dreamweaver
> > <Dreamwea...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > > I am using XP Pro SP2 and a ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-T1 Modem/Router.
> > > I am also using Network Magic which compensates my lack of understanding on
> > > networking in general.
>
> > > For the last couple of months my wireless connection disconnects and
> > > reconnects 10 - 15 times a day. The problem was reported to ZyXEL who have
> > > changed the unit but the problem still persists.
>
> > > Any ideas?
>
> > > Roger Mantle
> > > --
> > > Extra Income - Ask me how.
>
> > Unfortunately, you have not given any information concerning the
> > wireless network adapter on the PC that is using XP. *When using
> > wireless networking, you need a wireless router (ZyXEL) and a wireless
> > network adapter at the PC. *The majority of wireless connection
> > problems are at the PC end and not at most routers.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

A quick scan search of the web seems to indicate that this adapter is
a USB model. Is this right?

I experienced this last year with both my SMC and TRENDNet wireless
adapters. They disconected from my wireless network and then either
never found it or did not find any wireless networks. Only removing
the adapters (Safely Remove icon) or a reboot got it back. Turned out
my USB ports were the cause. All my "other" USB devices worked
correectly, without problems. I looked at more details on this and my
USB 2.0 ports were based on ALi controller chips. I foiund several
known problems on this chip controller and all posted "work arounds"
did not help. Fortunately I was able to replace my USB 2.0 ports
since they are on a PCI add-on card. I got my self a card based on
NEC chip controller (Belkin) and my problem disappeared.

Check your USB ports.