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I have always experienced compatibility issues with my netbook, an MSI Wind U130, when trying to connect to the internet via my router. It sometimes connects and when it does it lasts for ages, then it disconnects. Randomly. I ran Windows Network Diagnosis and this is what it churned out (if it is any help): pastebin.ca

It reported that the "default gateway is not responding" which I understand is something to do with the router or how my netbook connects to it. All of my other wireless stuff runs fine on my network.

I am really getting annoyed with it, hope you guys (and girls) can help me. : )

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asked Oct 27 '10 at 15:25

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Ross Walker

How did you send this post then - Wireless connection was working for 20 minutes??

(Oct 27 '10 at 15:47) thecomputergeek01 thecomputergeek01's gravatar image

Yeah, that's what I have mentioned above, it works fine for ages at a time (hours even) then just cuts which gets really annoying if you're doing internet.

(Oct 27 '10 at 15:51) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

maybe it wasnt his only computer?

(Oct 28 '10 at 06:59) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Is this just your netbook - does this happen on any other devices - It could be the problem of overheating and stuff

If your netbook overheats and the cooling fan is next to the wireless receiver then that could be the problem because it can trigger a wire to stop operating

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Check out this article as well it tells you loads about overheating MSI Wind

answered Oct 27 '10 at 15:58

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My Netbook doesn't overheat at any point when I use it really. It stays relatively cool compared to other laptops I have used in the past. I don't really see it as a problem that could be caused by over heating. I've made a point of looking at what temperatures my system is running at and they seem quite sober.

(Oct 27 '10 at 16:05) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image

Here are a couple of issues I had that caused random drops from my wireless router: 1) I had my router situated too closely to my satelite tv reciever. As soon as I moved them a few feet apart, my connection cleared. 2) I began having random drops with no apparent reason. I finally figured out I was not receiving "clean" power to my house. As soon as I put my router on a UPS, the issue cleared up. The UPS alarm sounds periodically, but the connection remains stable now. :) These may not be the problems you are experiencing, but I thought I'd share them just in case. Good luck!

answered Oct 27 '10 at 19:01

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I don't think it is to do with the router, all my other wireless devices (two running the same OS) experience no issues. I don't have satellite either, but my Freeview box may affect it in some way. I'll fish out a UPS from somewhere and see whenever it works more consistently. :) Thanks

(Oct 28 '10 at 08:55) Ross Walker Ross%20Walker's gravatar image
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