on 02-03-2010 21h58
Well after much faffing about I got to post my query !
I got BT Broadband installed about 9 months ago and it was soooooo nice to use , turned on the Hub.....then my PC and voila...I was surfing the net like a good un'.......same for my laptop so away we go !
Until about three weeks ago that is, my PC kept dropping off the net then re-acquiring ! I phoned BT and a nice man came out and he was here for over 2 1/2hrs changing lines . sockets , you name it until he said "its not the hub , its your PC" Ok says I , till I thort after he went how can I get BTFon signal for a day ? BTIOpenzone for a day and yet I cant keep my BTHome Hub on for any length of time....some times its on for half a hour some times its on for a whole five minutes !.........so I have re installed windowa ( xp pro sp3 ) ALL my drivers , ran it with and without the BT software...and it still keeps dropping me off then ....well you know the rest !
Does anyone have any ideas why I cant keep a wireless connection on my pc yet I can on my laptop ?
Why should I have to "use a cable mate" as I was told by the D******D at PC Earth ( or something ) when i want to run it wireless ?
ANY IDEAS HOW TO FIX MY PROBLEM ?
Or shall I just go back to virgin and stay with the hard wired option ?
on 02-03-2010 22h03
on 02-03-2010 23h37
on 03-03-2010 7h53
My set up is as fpllows .
Pentium D 3Gb in a
GeForce 9600GT Graphics card
Marvell IEEE 802.11g wireless Adapter
Just re installed Win XP Pro , got all the latest drivers ( took ages cos of losing my connection)
I am about 15' from my hub....I COULD connect via cable but that wpuld entail drilling holes in a wall unless I get a 10meter plus cable.
I had NO problem for ages then this just happened about 3 weeks ago
Laptop works OK ( wired and wireless)
was told its a software fault !
was told to reset my hub !
was told my adapter is buggered !
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !
on 03-03-2010 10h11
on 03-03-2010 10h22
on 03-03-2010 10h25
After all that's gone on with your pc, since you had a good connection....this now sounds like a very deep black hole, with no light at the bottom.
If it were me, I would:
1 uninstall everything to do with BT broadband and networking.
2 use a proprietry registry cleaner.
3 clean the **bleep** off it using ccleaner.(this will clean bad reg entries also)
4 re-install bt broadband from the cd (not ideal) but it'll get you there.
5 but with a network cable first....
6 then try to configure a wireless connection.
At which point it'll be obvious if you're wireless adapter has gone gangster....
My two penneth...good luck.
on 04-04-2010 20h04
I share your frustration and I'm sure the generic answers you've received have left you even more frustrated.
There is clearly something going on with the way the BT wireless signal periodically rotates a security key or something which XP does not handle as well as Vista / Windows 7; Because I do not see this problem on Vista (+) PCs.
Come on you BT guys, you're supposed to be the best engineers in the world - what's going one?
on 04-04-2010 20h11