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I have a wrt160n for 6 mths it now has dropped the connection

I have a pc hard wired to the router and a mac laptop connected wirelessly . for some reason the connection to the pc will not connect even though it shows as being connected ---- the light on the router blinks --- not steady-- the mac is still connected-- i have also tryed to connect a printer but when i plugin the cord it willnot recognize  or lightup  ---

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  • onecrazhouse Jan 10, 2009

    I am having the same problem, I have a Motorola sb5101 connected to the wireless router and router connected to the pc via ethernet, and the wireless set up for my laptops. My pc will not connect to internet, it shows cannot find server.If I connect pc directly to the modem I will get a connection. The laptop will sometimes not connect, then I will go to the network connection and disable and then enable and I will pick up a sgnal and get connection.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same issue; a good wireless connection and an inconsistent wired connection.



    I followed the support site instructions and reset the MTU and that worked to and extent. After reboot, the connection no longer works in IE. The system shows the internet connection as connected, however. I can get the wired connection back temporarily by entering the IP address Linksys suggests on their support site (\\192.168.1.1) and then resaving the settings. But this is a pain!

  • loveurhelp Feb 24, 2009

    My WRT160 will give me a great connection and then, for no reason, the connection drops. I call Linksys tech suppport, spend 30 min. on the phone, and get it working. Then, a week later, it happens again! I spend more time on the phone with tech support than with my own mother! Like the previous writer, I also have a a wired PC and a wireless Mac. Is the problem with my Mac or is it with my router? I've already replaced the router once, so maybe it's my computer. However, whenever I take my laptop elsewhere where there's WiFi, I've NEVER had a problem!

  • phccc5 Apr 11, 2009

    I have the same problem as well. I have a Linksys WRT160n router and the hardwired connection to my pc with windows xp keeps dropping the connection. The wi-fi works fine. I chatted with Linksys tech support 3 different times and the problem is still occurring.

  • Michael Ward May 11, 2010

    more info to better solve your problem.

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When this keeps this could be that your ehternet port that u have ur PC connected to is assgning the incorrect IP or an IP that ur pc dosnt like or recognize
i would have that router replaced
what you can also do is call liksys and have them ¨
¨force ur IP´s on ur PC¨ so it connects the same way every time

if you do replace go with a netgear or belkin
a little more money but u get what u payfor
but try forcing ur IP's befor getting a new one

rate my servie please thanx

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