December 5, 2008 at 10:06 am #159834asfr01Member
Kind of similar to the other problems mentioned although i have no problems keeping a connection once one has been established. My problem is that if i move more than about 3m from the router…. the connection drops off. It still, often, detects that my ‘Zoom’ network is there… but just cannot seem to connect. This is a bit offputting as i like to sit in my study which is down the stairs. I had no connection problems with my other laptop, so im assuming it is the nc10. I downloaded the drivers on the other post, but no change.
Any suggestions or ideas? I dont really know enough about computers to search on the net… im not ‘down with the lingo’ haha.
Thanks.December 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm #173895SerendipMember
I have “shadow” spots that greatly reduce the wifi connectivity. I can go anywhere upstairs without a problem, except the one room I WANT to be in, which was an addition to the house, built over the (connected) garage. It’s been suggested it is likely because of the metal beams in the garage ceiling, that metal shields the signal.December 7, 2008 at 4:37 am #173897ceruleanMember
I am experiencing the same issues. I installed the new driver and it *seemed* to work great for a few days then started acting up again. frusterating!!! had another laptop and it was connecting just fine. Ended up completely uninstalling the driver and just reinstalled it — didn’t move from my location and everything is working as expected again.
I have reinstalled the driver 3 times and each time it fixed the problem. It would be nice to figure out what is going on that is causing this change to be functional after driver install.
My troubleshooting when bad:
– shows network, shows “execellent” signal strength (5 bars)
– if it gets IP address, doing a standard ping to the router doesn’t work more than a few meters from the access point
– uninstalling and reinstaling the driver outside the range (about 5 meters from the device) will make it work just fine, no problems. I’m unsure what causes it to stop functioning properly.December 7, 2008 at 11:18 am #173896asfr01Member
I managed to figure it out last night. It seemed that when my partner moved away from where he was sitting with his laptop, i could then get the wireless anywhere in my house (better than my old laptop). He simply moved to a different chair. It was obviously blocking the signal… ive got no other way to explain it, but im having no problems now.
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