One laptop knocks the other off the network when connecting


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Hi,

I have 2 laptops, Win7 Home Premium & Win 7 Ultimate.

Whenever the Win7 Ultimate laptop connects to my WiFi network, the other laptop's connection goes into a 'limited connectivity' and I cannot access network drives or the internet, I am still connected to the WiFi network though.

I have to disconnect from the network and reconnect, (maybe try this a few times before it works) then they both play nice on the network. It never happens to the Win7 Ultimate laptop, that always seems to win the fight.

I have bought a new router hoping to fix this (I also wanted a WiFi N router, so not a waste of cash) but the problem still exists.

I have tried turning HomeGroup off, this doesn't seem to make any difference.

Any ideas?
 
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go to change setting on the network window what do you have? you will need to right click on it and go to properties.
 
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Thanks for reply

I have 'Local Area Connection': unplugged, and Wireless Network Connection: Connected.

It is working ok on this laptop at the moment, but when the other connects it causes problems.
 
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check TCP/IP v6 and disable, then try again

EDIT

So you have them both wireless?

I would suggest you reset the router too!
 
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Ok, I have just unticked IP6 from Wireless Network properties on both laptops, I have disconnected/reconnected both of them and it seems to work ok. I can't really say if this has fixed it as it is an intermittent problem.

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both wireless, I have reset router just to be sure (after the above test), but this happens too often on different routers for that to matter(?)
 
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Ok, I have just unticked IP6 from Wireless Network properties on both laptops, I have disconnected/reconnected both of them and it seems to work ok. I can't really say if this has fixed it as it is an intermittent problem.

reset your router and update firmware,

let me know how you get on!
 
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Will do, I will see how it plays out over the next few days. I will let you know how it goes, thanks for you help
 
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