Internet connections, two on the road one won't go?
August 28, 2011 1:14 PM Subscribe
Currently traveling in France and having wifi/internet connection with one of the three laptops we have.
posted by rmhsinc to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Three of us are currently in France and each has their own laptop (Ms. rmhsinc and a friend). We all have Toshibas, Windows 7 and I set all of them up in the last year. I also installed AVG and Zone Alarm. They all worked fine on various wifi connection in France until we arrived today at the house which we have let for a week. My wife's and mine connected immediately and we have no problems. Our friend's computer connects to the wifi signal (and the internet) without problem when using Chrome but will not connect on Firefox or IE. Then it almost immediately drops the internet connection, regardless of browser, but remains connected to the wifi signal. Ran usual Window's 7 connection troubleshooter, automatically reset adapter settings, lowered all security and privacy settings and switched to Windows firewall instead of Zone Alarm. Remember--two of the computers are working flawlessly with whatever were standard settings. It appears (note appears) that the internet connection is dropped whenever there is an outgoing signal from the computer--except for loading the original chrome page--any additional activities causes a dropped internet connection--wifi stays connected. Tomorrow I am going to clear all history and cookies in browsers and plan on comparing settings between working/non working computers. Any additional suggestions much appreciated. Heading to bed after two nights of wedding festivities (not ours). Will scan tomorrow AM. Thanks very much