Having problems with your Gateway PC Laptops ?

My AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-64 by Gateway has wireless network problems. When on wireless, there are lag spikes (meaning it suddenly stops working) every five seconds for around one second each time it happens. Works fine with the ethernet cord plugged in, and other laptops I've had worked fine wireless under the same modem.


Answers :

"under the same modem" .. you mean connected to the same router?
if you are using an external USB modem, try a different cable -and keep it short. I can't think right now of any clear causes of this problem other than a bad USB (or too long) cable (which can cause exactly this problem).

possibilities.. could be a cordless phone, cellular, wireless mouse/headphones/controller, bluetooth .. many of these devices connect with their receiver regularly and use almost identical fequencies which interfere.

Doubt it is a network conflict -where someone else has the same IP address. You could try setting a manual IP address too..

good luck!
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