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Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

(OP)
I have a Netgear router and I like to listen to radio on my laptop. However, the station I listen to keeps re-loading and I get a message that says "Sorry, but it appears that your connection to the internet has failed" (or something to that effect). My PC does not have this problem. Any ideas what it may be? Thanks everyone. Larry

RE: Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

What difference is there between your PC connection to the network and your laptop connection?

RE: Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

(OP)
I'm not sure how to answer. My PC goes directly into the modem and my laptop is wireless. I wish I had a better answer.

RE: Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

I would look for a newer driver for the wireless card in your laptop. Without knowing the vendor and model, I can't be more specific.

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RE: Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

Does your PC have an *ethernet* connection to your router, or does your PC create a DSL connection to your ISP via a modem and then shares an internet connection?

If the former, then patch your laptop into the router and see if your laptop continues to have the problem over a wired connection.

RE: Laptop connection to internet keeps dropping off / PC is okay?

(OP)
Thanks, Vince and Jimbo.

Jimbo, my laptop is a Toshiba and my driver for the wireless is an Atheros AR8151/8158. Where would I get an updated driver? Do you have to pay for it or is it something Windows or Toshiba site would provide as a download?

Vince, my PC has an *ethernet* connection to the router. I will try to patch my laptop directly to the router and see what happens.

I sure appreciate you guys helping me with this. Larry

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