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Old 11-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Is the wireless card on my laptop going bad?


Both on windows and on linux I have to reset the connection by turning on and off my wireless to get the internet working. It's not a once-in-awhile thing, its like every 5 minutes.
Every other wifi capable device in my house, and room, has no trouble connection and keeping a connection.

Ethernet connections works as it should, time for a new laptop maybe?

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Stuff does break. How old is the laptop?

You might try booting into a Live CD of something, connecting to the wireless, and leaving it sit for a while to see whether the problem recurs. If it happens under a Live CD, it might well be a hardware problem.
 
  


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