If authentication WAS checked (#6) unchecking it will solve your problem.
As for the rest of it
1. how far away from the access point are you?
2. are you broadcasting the SSID?
Chris wrote:--> Barb,
> Thanks for the help. I had already completed all of your
> suggestions, except for number 6. I've just implemented
> This morning I spoke with a tech support rep at another
> wireless vendor, Linksys. I asked if I would have the
> same problem using one of their adapters. She told me
> that I would, that it was a problem with XP, and that
> there was nothing I cold do to prevent the connection
> loss when the adapter detects the Wi-Fi network. The
> problem is that the Wi-Fi's signal strength keeps going
> up and down, so I'm losing my connection about every five
> minutes. The Wi-Fi disappears and then reappears.
> Everytime it reappears, I lose my connection and recieve
> a message from XP that says there's more than one network
> When I spoke with Microsoft tech support, they couldn't
> recommend a solution and said they thought it was a
> firmware problem.
> I'm not sure what to think.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>> 1. change the channel on the wireless router
>> 2. make sure the SSID name is not what shipped in the box
>> 3. uncheck the advanced setting to automatically connect to non
>> preferred networks
>> 4. configure your own SSID as the only preferred network
>> 5. be sure you are using WEP
>> 6. be sure that 802.1x authentication is not checked
>> Chris wrote:>>>>> I have a Dell True Mobile Wireless router attached to one
>>> of my PC's and a Dell True Mobile Wireless Adapter
>>> attached to the other. The PC with the adapter is
>>> running XP Professional. The signal strength varies, but
>>> basically, I get good performance on the wireless lan.
>>> Here's the problem: I'm on the edge of a Verizon Wi-Fi
>>> network coverage zone, that my adapter picks up on every
>>> few minutes. Everytime my adapter picks up on the
>>> Verizon network, I lose my network connection to my
>>> router and get a Windows message saying that there are
>>> multiple networks available.
>>> I use my PC that's attached to the adapter to receive
>>> real time streaming quotes from NASDAQ. Everytime the
>>> adapter picks up on the Verizon network, I lose my
>>> quotes. It's costing me money because I've missed
>>> trades. I've talked to both Dell and MS support, and no
>>> one seems to be able to help me.
>>> I would *greatly* appreciate any ideas as to what I might
>> Barb Bowman
>> Expert Zone Columnist
>> MS-MVP (Windows)
Expert Zone Columnist