home wireless dropping connection
I've been running an old D-link DIR615 (will confirm tonight) router for a few years, with one wired desktop pc, and one old IBM Thinkpad T42 on wireless. I had it all working fine with security turned on, WPA, etc. and even hidden so only I knew the SSID. Then I got a ps3, and the only way I could get the ps3 connected was by making the network visible. (To do this, I had to connect the laptop by wire to the router, so I'm wondering if in this process I confused the system and the IPs it was originally assigned?)
Now, the issue is the laptop is dropping the connection periodically, so I need to connect manually again, even though it's still set to automatic connect. I've always just used default settings and never mess with IPs inside my network. The PS3 seems to be able to stay connected.
I read another thread and saw this post, so I wonder if getting the ps3 online somehow confused my network by using the LAN cable from my desktop to plug into the laptop (but on the same router port) while I made the network visible?
Did you try turning everything off ... modem, router, computers and restart?
Start the modem start and let it connect, should take about 30 secs, then the router, then a computer.
No I did not power cycle anything in the process, but I can try. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a flaky Thinkpad wireless LAN device.
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