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If your network is slow and keeps blame you off again you ability be experiencing co-channel interference. Download Netstumbler and analysis out what approach your neighbors networks are active on. More that acceptable they are active on approach 6. If so again change your wireless access points channel to 1 or 11.

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keeps dropping internet. the internet light on router flashes. i have to power it down and then it works for a while

Home wireless networks based on the 802.11b or 802.11g standards transmit their signal in a narrow radio frequency range of 2.4 GHz. Various other electronic devices in a home, such as cordless phones, garage door openers, baby monitors, and microwave ovens, may use this same frequency range. Any such device can interfere with a Wi-FI home network, slowing down its performance and potentially breaking network connections.
The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi signal range is divided into a number of smaller bands or "channels," similar to television channels.Many wireless products ship with a default Wi-Fi channel of 6. If encountering interference from other devices within the home, consider changing the channel up or down to avoid it. Some Wi-Fi channel numbers overlap with each other. Channel 1 uses the lowest frequency band and each subsequent channel increases the frequency slightly. Therefore, the further apart two channel numbers are, the less the degree of overlap and likelihood of interference.
If this won't work, Then consider buying a new wireless router as your current is deemed broken.

Dec 15, 2010 | Belkin F5D72344 Wireless G Router 54Mbps...

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Wireless Tip: Does you wireless router keep disconnecting / dropping the connection?

I shook and shook and shook and it a screw fail out. Apparently a screw broke off from lifting the scanner open numerous times. I'll be more gentle in the future. Glad I didn't have to take this thing apart. I've only had it a year and it is fantastic.

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my intenet connection is very slow due to my router

This mentions Linksys, but it relates to all routers

Intermittent Connectivity:
NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
  1. Wireless interference within the network.
  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

  • Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.
  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.

Nov 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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It could be that you are too far away from the router. It could also be interference by other wireless networks in your area that are using the same channel as yours.

Try doing a wireless scan using netstumbler. It should tell you what wireless networks are around, and what channel they are using. Try and find a channel that is less populated. Typically setting your wireless router to channel 1, but it depends on how populated your other channels are.

Good Luck.

Jun 20, 2009 | Blitzz Technology BWA711 Router...

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the router for my wireless is upstairs in my bedroom, which is fine if i want to sit in my room, and use my laptop. but if i try to connect in the living room, it doesn't pick up the network ???? I have the Acer aspire 5920. is there away around this ?????

you can try a couple of things...

  1. get an external antenna to boost signal strength
  2. ensure you are not sharing a channel with someon else causing interferance and degrading your signal. download NETSTUMBLER and scan for vacant channels.
  3. ensure cordless phones are not near router antenna as they often share similar frequencies causing interference
  4. move router if possible to get a "clearer" path - try to put it somewhere that reduces the number of walls etc between it and where you want to work on the laptop
BTW - I have an external antenna and I cover my 3600 sqft house easily

Jul 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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