I believe it was in mid January when I started having connection issues with my Cromebook (CR48) and couldn’t fix it. I’m still not sure what happened but I was very frustrated that I couldn’t use it anymore. It became a paper weight on my desk. The 3G worked, but the WiFi kept disconnecting.
This is what happened. I would be typing (as I am doing now) and suddenly lost my connection. I noticed that my words weren’t coming out right, instead other words were being selected and deleted with every key I hit. I would look over at the WiFi icon next to the clock and it showed that it was trying to connect, then I’d see an X. The only way I was able to continue with my blog post, tweet, Facebook update or IM conversation was to turn 3G on. I’d have to save my work or put the person I was talking to on hold and reboot. At first rebooting helped, but it would disconnect again. I got to the point that I just stopped turning it on.
What happened today was I went to play with my PSP and wondered if there was an update available. I tried to log in to my network and it wouldn’t let me. I noticed that it said my network was not compatible. That didn’t make sense since Chips iPhone and my Nook haven’t had any issue logging into the network. I loaded the Linksys EasyLink Advisor program and went into the security settings and it gave me an error. I starting thinking that maybe that was the reason I was having issues, so I reinstalled the WPA security and viola, my Chromebook is online with no issues.
I have typed this entire post on my Chromebook without one disconnect. Before that would have been impossible since as soon as I started typing the WiFi would disconnect. The problem has been solved and I hope someone who is also having issues might see this and check their own network security settings. Good luck!