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Repeater cuts out

About a year ago we purchased a linksys repeater, in order to expand the range of our D-link router. While the repeater successfully boosts the range of our router, when connected to the internet via the repeater our internet cuts out every 60 minutes. After cutting out, the computer must reacquire the IP address, and the internet is usually working again within a minute. When connected to the internet near our D-link router however (such as just a few feet away from it) the internet connection never cuts out. This only happens when our computers are connected through the repeater. We have only taken minor steps in trying to solve this problem, such as reseting the router, etc. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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I would suggest a few things 1) see if a firmware update for the device 2) It may be a DNS issue can you post the model what status are the lights on the repeater next do an IPCONFIG /ALL - see later and some ping tests to see if its a DNS ISSUE ipconfig /all TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE---- ONE --------------------------------- start run cmd ipconfig /all rightclick in the box select all enter control key + C key - to copy then reply here and control key + V to paste TWO ----------------------------------------------- Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type: IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here. NEXT lets see if you can get out onto the internet with both names and IP's - its possible the IP number you get back on the first test is different to the one I post {I'm in UK} so use the number you get instead of mine ------------------------------------------------ try ping the name and then the IP see below start run cmd C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>[b]ping {the default gateway ipaddress you got above }[/b] C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>[b]ping google.com[/b][quote] Pinging google.com [64.233.187.99] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=120ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=102ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=101ms TTL=243 Ping statistics for 64.233.187.99: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 101ms, Maximum = 120ms, Average = 107ms C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>ping 64.233.187.991 Ping request could not find host 64.233.187.991. Please check the name and try a gain. [/quote] C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>[b]ping 64.233.187.99[/b][quote] Pinging 64.233.187.99 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=116ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=113ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=113ms TTL=243 Reply from 64.233.187.99: bytes=32 time=111ms TTL=243 Ping statistics for 64.233.187.99: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 111ms, Maximum = 116ms, Average = 113ms C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>[/quote]

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