This problem has just started. My broadband provider's status reports no connection problems. I can be online for 2 minutes, longer or shorter, and then get cut off. I press for repair and it repairs for a time, and so on. My wireless modem router is the Belkin F5D7633-4. I think the sync light keeps flashing. I'm not sure which one it is as I can't find the manual. Thanks.
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Re: Connection keeps intermittently dropping.
Connect with an ethernet cable and find out the IP Address,
subnet mask, gateway, and dns,
by double clicking on Local Area Connection, click support, click details.
Enter these values for the wireless area connection
To set the values do the following:-
start -- > control panel --> network connections
right click on wireless area connection select properties
click on TCP/IP and press properties
Set to use the following ip address
enter the values from wired connection
ignore any duplicate warning messages
Thiswill resolve the issue, I have used it many times.
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I should first thank you for the clear details you have given about your connection .I will try best to help you.The firmware version can be older so check the firmware version and upgrade it. Try to open the netgear smart wizard page in your wired computer by going to www.routerlogin.com or 192.168.1.1.The USERNAME:ADMIN and PASSWORD:PASSWORD(default).We can troubleshoot this only if this page is opened.In the netgear page at left side blue screen under maintenance->router status check the firmare version if its older version then click on router upgrade and check for the new version from internet(click on check tab) and upgrade the firmware.Hope this solves your problem if not try with different laptop wirelessly connect if you are able to connect then its the computer problem contact your computer vendor.Rate me if i have helped you that will motivate me.Thank you.Have a good day.
who is your broadband provider? Is this cable or DSL connection? Setting up the router is done via http://192.168.1.1. Leave username blank, password is admin. If you have Cable ISP, then make sure you have "Automatic Configuration-DHCP" selected and MAC address Clone is enabled on Setup > MAC address Clone (click Clone, and Apply). If it's a DSL connection and your broadband provider gave you a username and password, select "PPPoE" for Internet Connecton Type, and enter in your DSL username and password. Next verify if your modem is communicating with the router by going to the Status page and by verifying that you have an Internet IP address. If none, wait for a few minutes and power cycle your modem and router.
Is this a wireless connection? If yes than most of the times the problem is that the signal is weak, try to put your Router/AP to a better place and see if you can connect, netstumbler can give you a hand in this, not sure if it's working under vista or not, but under xp it's perfect. My experience ist that what you need to have at least is 15 For SNR for your Router from the place where you are trying to connect. If it goes under 10 it will drop you down. Better SNR means stronger signal and that's all that matters with a simple wireless connection.
I had the same problem. The problem is interferance from other devices. Solution, Change the channel from auto to a fixed one. That worked for me. No more droped connections, and a very strong signal now.
I have tried also in the past, to set up a connection with this make of router with an ISP other than the ISP that supplied it and i was not able to get it to connect as i think the firmware is set to only recognise certain ISP IP addresses or MAC settings.