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Troubleshooting wireless connection (Linksys components)

I have the following situation:
  • a DELL INSPIRON 8200 with win xp pro
  • a linksys wireless usb network adapter wusb11
  • a linksys router BEFW11S4
  • average signal strength good to very good

    When I hooked up my laptop the first time like this, it just worked fine. I had a stable connection for about two days. I then hooked up to a similar Linksys router elsewhere, which worked fine as well. But when I came back home, I had trouble hooking up to the network again. I get a connection at first, but loose the signal every couple of minutes.

    I have deleted/reinstalled the network adapters, disabled the ethernet adapter, and entered manual TCP/IP configuration. Sometimes I have a stable connection for hours; sometimes I cannot even connect. Is there anything else to try?

    Warmest regards, clau

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