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Internet connection problem

Internet connection problem

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Not sure if this is the right forum but here's my problem....

Running XP Pro SP3 on my Gateway tower a wireless connection with a D-Link adapter card on my tower & Windows 7 starter with wi-fi on my notebook.. I 1st loss connection on the notebook but still was connected on my tower. Later, the connection would fluctuate between low & very good (like the notebook experienced). I assumed it was due to the distance the signal had to travel & weather conditions (I live in what's called a mother-in-law house approx. 100 ft. away from the main house, both with cbs exterior walls). I talked to the owner & he came over with his laptop & had no problem connecting while both of mine still couldn't. I set up a Dell tower (also running XP Pro with SP3) that I had repaired but never picked up by the owner. I installed the D-Link adapter & had no problem connecting to the Internet but signal on this one is now fluctuating. I checked my network settings & all seemed fine (I even used M$ guided help to verify settings were right). Although I didn't think it had anything to do with the OS, I ran Ccleaner & registry tool, Avast Antivirus, mbam, spybot, M$ security essentials & SUPERAntivirus with nothing major found. I also ran HJT , again nothing. I'm running out of ideas. I thought of replacing the wireless network adapter card but that wouldn't explain the loss of connection on the notebook with wi-fi capabilities. Dev. Mgr. Shows no issues in any of the PC's & Power settings  show under Network adapter set to max. performance on notebook. Also,  clicking on icon in task bar will show a decent transfer rate & good connection then a few seconds later, shows the same rate with low connection.

Thanks for any help you can offer, Bob

RE: Internet connection problem

You posted this in another thread didnt you?  Did you get this sorted out?

"You don't know what you got, till its gone..
80's hair band Cinderella or ode to data backups???"

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