Does anyone know why my WiFi connection suddenly keeps disconnecting, and will not re-connect without a boot?
I looked at other questions, but the OS is different and its not regular. Also the only answer there is not useful.
I have had this connection for about 2 weeks with no problems, but suddenly, yesterday, it happened a few times and today it has happened at least 8 times so far.
ISP: Bell Sympatico OS: XP SP3
EDIT, May 8, 2010. Well, it seems that it is an ISP problem. We had a few other problems, and they found a problem on their end, and suddenly, I'm no longer having problems. I will wait one more day and if no problems, I'll accept Chris' answer, as there was so much help and info. Thanks.
Edit: well I spoke too soon. I think I have it narrowed down to some interaction with OUTLOOK 2003. I have Outlook connector installed and I believe that that is where the problem happens. Unfortunately I cannot seem to get farther than that.
EDIT: July 8.
Finally the line supplier came and looked at the wiring in our apartment. Said the jack was not properly installed in the first place. 4 days, no problem.
Yet another edit, July 24: The problem occurred again and this time was very severe. I phoned my ISP (Bell Canada) and was advised to use msconfig to disable programs that ran on startup. This seems to have helped, we'll see. I found that a few programs I needed were disabled (MSE for instance), and re-enabled them, selectively. I will keep reactivating them until I find the culprit if I can!}. Regards,
EDIT: 29 July. Well, it kept happening and then suddenly my printer started acting strangely and wouldn't work. I went through all the things your supposed to do to make the connection again but nothing was working. So, I used Microsoft Security Essentials and did a deep scan. Well, it found 5 Trojans, etc. It removed them. I re-booted about 6 or 7 times, each time trying to re-connect with the printer. Suddenly, its working, and apparently so is my WIFI connection. I have been using malwarebytes on deep scan occasionally, and got no hits. At any rate, suddenly it all seems to be working. Cross reference: http://superuser.com/questions/157813/why-has-my-hp-6l-printer-suddenly-stopped-working-i-cannot-get-it-to-start