Question about Linksys Computers & Internet
Lost the inter net connection. The computer shows only 2 bars of signal and is described as weak. I tried resetting the router and checked the ant. connection. The unit is about 2years old.
There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router. 1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up. 2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router. 3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). 4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Poor Signal Strength!
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
lower the signal strength on your sons router so that your computer cannot find it any longer. in addition ensure that you use different ssids for your wlans and configure only yours on your computer.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Not a problem, you have to consider maybe other devices and or networks competing/interferring with your network. If you know how to enter the Linksys router menu I would 1. change the frequency the router operates on 2. change the channel the router will use 3. change the default password to something else besides the default.
All of the settings for your router out of the box are at default, wonder how many other people are running the same thing in your neighborhood? I always change from the default, you may also be receiving interference from devices using the same freq/channel as your router. Changing these will eliminate those possibilities.
Don't forget to encrypt your network, that is most important.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Reset router , On the back side of router there will be a reset button (very small) , Press this reset button while router is powered on for at least 30 secs. and then release the button , Turned off router for 30 secs and then turn it back on , Try connecting your wireless now , If it doesn't resolve the issue , Post reply and I'll let you know more steps
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Try turning the router 90 degrees, and measure the strength.
Turn it another 90 degrees, and measure again.
Move to a house with wood cross-beams, instead of metal cross-beams inside the first-floor ceiling.
Rotate the upstairs computer 90 degrees, and measure again.
Buy a "Wireless N" router, for greater signal strength.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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