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« on: February 01, 2005, 04:43:23 AM »

Operating System Version:XP home
Problem Application Name & Version:Internet
Problem Hardware Make & Model:Compaq laptop
Error Messages:

My daughter has her computer at college.  I am paying for cable internet service for her and I bought a D-Link wireless router so that she could share it with her roommate who has a laptop with a Link-sys wireless adaptor.  I set the wireless router up at home with my daughter's PC as the "port1" administrator PC.  We tested the wireless router at home with another PC in the house that has wireless capabilities and it works great at home.  She took it back to school and she had no trouble installing the router and configuring her PC to using "port1" to hookup to the Internet.  When my daughter hooks up to the router by herself she has good Internet service.  

However, when her roommate tried to attach to the router using the wireless adaptor, it would not work.  I walked thru the configuration of the wireless adaptor and showed them how to sync up the SSID and channel and WEP settings between the two units.  There is no reason that it should not connect from a setup perspective.

I advised the kids to obtain an Ethernet cable and let the roommate use a wired connection to lan port #2 on the router.  They did that and, even though they both have Internet now, neither girl is pleased with their connection and they claim that they are constantly rebooting to establish and maintain a connection.  And whenever the roommate disconnects, my daughter's Internet goes back to normal.  

I am concerned about the laptop that is causing this issue.  I want to see if any of the folks on this forum feel the way that I do that there might just be a ton of spyware on the laptop that is bringing the router to its knees?  Please tell me if any of you have ever confronted and dealt with a similar situation.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 03:51:06 PM »

Can you get the both to run HJT and then post the logfiles back here.

Download Hijackthis Ver. 1.99
---Important---Create a permanent folder
EG---- Open MyDocuments----Right click an empty spot and select NEW---Folder----Name the new folder HJT ---this is where you will want to save Hijackthis too, also, backups will be stored there.
Download from here

Do a SCAN----Scan will change to SAVE LOG----copy and paste the WHOLE contents of the log
here... Don't try and fix anything yet----most entries are harmless and needed.


**PLEASE** not post your hijack log in someone else's thread. Start a separate thread HERE! Thank you.

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Avg Antivirus::Ad-Aware::Spybot::Windows Update::Recuva
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