D-Link DWL G510 Wireless NIC constantly drops connection

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phoney
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D-Link DWL G510 Wireless NIC constantly drops connection

Post by phoney » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:41 am

I have the following setup at my home;

One Mac laptop
One desktop PC with a D-Link Airplus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI adapter running XP SP3
Netgear WGR614 v6 wireless router

the PC has been fine for about 2 years, but over the past few months (and it's getting worse) - When it does connect to the WLAN it keep disconnecting, anywhere from 24 hour intervals, to several minute, even several second intervals. I get errors like "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. the network may no longer be in range. please refresh the list and try again etc"

The only way I can reconnect is to right click the wireless network connection in the taskbar & click Repair. Once it goes through the works it usually reconnects. Other times (like now) it just comes back with "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: connecting to the wireless network" - close.

When it is connected, the signal strength status is usually 'good' and the mac laptop has never had a problem even further away from the pc so the distance isnt the issue here. As I said it's only a fairly recent issue...

Anyway, ive formatted the hard drive & done a clean reinstall of the OS with fresh drivers downloaded from here, it was good for a while but the problem eventually came back again. :(

Just now ive removed it, then seated it into a different PCI slot, still wont connect.

I found this discussion on whirlpool regarding the same card, same issue from 3 years ago: They all seem to suggest downloading drivers from RaLink, all their links are now dead and I wouldnt know which driver to d/l from their website: http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/S ... ndows.html


Any ideas ?

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Re: D-Link DWL G510 Wireless NIC constantly drops connection

Post by jokiin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:59 am

phoney wrote: They all seem to suggest downloading drivers from RaLink, all their links are now dead and I wouldnt know which driver to d/l from their website: http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/S ... ndows.html


Any ideas ?

I've found drivermax to be really useful for finding obscure drivers http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/ it's free and works quite well, wouldn't hurt to give it a go

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