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I'm having an issue with my wireless adapter (Abit AirPace PCIe).. whenever another connection is detected in range, it seems to disconnect me from my router until that connection disappears. Every 30 minutes or so I run across one of any two BT connections or 02wireless connection and it always disconnects me. I'm wondering if there's a way to securely connect my computer to the router downstairs using this wireless adapter. Somehow getting it to completely ignore all of the other connections in range.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT - I've checked my wireless properties and there's nothing related to the issue.. I'm also running on a static IP if that helps.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/22/11 at 11:47am
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it's wireless... wpa2 is your security... hence why you don't want to do financial transactions across your wireless, grab out a network cable plug in. Wireless can never be totally secure, anyone telling you otherwise don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.


if your getting random drops, chances are one of your neighbors or a device on the same band your wireless is running is interfering...
that could be anything from neighbors computer, telephone, wireless router, microwave, Satelite TV
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From your post, it sounds like your computer is trying to autoconnect to networks that aren't yours.

Open Manage Wireless Networks by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type wireless, and then click Manage wireless networks.

Disable connect automatically on all of the wireless networks except your own.
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You can't "secure" the connection... it sounds like your connection is being dropped due to interference. Try a different wireless channel.
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Quote:
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it's wireless... wpa2 is your security... hence why you don't want to do financial transactions across your wireless, grab out a network cable plug in. Wireless can never be totally secure, anyone telling you otherwise don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

if your getting random drops, chances are one of your neighbors or a device on the same band your wireless is running is interfering...
that could be anything from neighbors computer, telephone, wireless router, microwave, Satelite TV
I'd honestly love to have a wired connection but it's completely out of question, I'd need an extremely long length of cable and my parents wouldn't let me run it around the house.

It's definitely interference, but would this be solved by changing the band my router runs on?

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From your post, it sounds like your computer is trying to autoconnect to networks that aren't yours.

Open Manage Wireless Networks by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type wireless, and then click Manage wireless networks.

Disable connect automatically on all of the wireless networks except your own.
I've checked the wireless properties and there's only one network listed as connect automatically, my home network.

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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
You can't "secure" the connection... it sounds like your connection is being dropped due to interference. Try a different wireless channel.
I guess now I think back the question sounds a little bit stupid, I was just wondering whether it's possible to get a wireless adapter to completely ignore any network besides my router, but in theory that's impossible..

The security type is WPA-Personal, if that helps any.

The connection has dropped twice since I posted this thread, so it's fairly frequent.. and it's annoying too. I waited an hour for a video to upload to YouTube yesterday and around the 90% mark it dropped. So I tried again, and it dropped for a second time at somewhere near 85%.
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post #6 of 15
changing bands would definitely help unless you run into interference on that band also. yes make sure you are on a different channel than your neighbors, i.e. they are using channel 1, use channel 6 or 11
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Change your wireless router's SSID.
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bratas beat me to it. Try logging into your router to change the wireless channel.
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I've changed it from channel 11 to 6.. now to play the waiting game.
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Quote:
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Change your wireless router's SSID.
changing the SSID only changes the ID being broadcasted, it would still have the same interference being broadcasted either on the same channel or same band.
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