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WRT150N looses wireless connectivity

Hooked up a wireless router that will become unavailable to all computers. All machines connected via ethernet work fine. If I reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure router connectivity returns as normal. Later wireless connections disappear, seemingly without reason. Talked to linksys tech support they did two things: 1st- download "easy connect software". Then "I can provide no further help" with your computer. <----what's up with this? I don't believe there is anything wrong with my computers or their wireless NIC's. Plugging the original linksys router 802.11b works like a champ but too slow for what I'm doing. Any suggestions would be great! TIA Scrantz

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  • Matt Scranton Jun 23, 2007

    Set the channel to 11. Immediatly regained network. Other wireless computers were able to find the router as well. Went to dinner and came back to limited connection. ??? I could not see router when viewing networks.

    Talked to linksys again. They suggested channel modification as well as moving settings to wide, channel 5. Making those changes resulted in total loss of network.

    I've moved to channel 10 for tonight. If I drop my wireless network again I'll take this one back to the store.

    Thanks for the help!!!

  • ralph_i Dec 14, 2007

    Same Problem - connect at 54 Mhz - then it drops to 24 then 12 then 2 and I can be 8 inches from the router -



    I have all new antenna on the one laptop -

    second laptop is new and has same issue -



    reset the modem 9-10 times a day....



    can the fact I have vonage modems be a factor?

  • reecec champagne Jan 03, 2008

    Same problem



    3 feet away from router and the signal is 30%. Have Lots of security.Any help would be great

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    I have the Linksys WRT300-N 5-port router I am experiencing the same problem of loosing connections. I through If I installed a Linksys USB-N network adapter it would help. But inches away from the wireless router has not improve the condition.

    Jay

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    I don't know if it's an inside "Hack" job or what, but everything I've been reading here about the Linksys Routers loss of connectivity seem's oddly familiar to what I'm going through. I have the Linksys WRT150n v.1.1 and the Linksys USB Network Adapter v.1.01 and I'm constantly having to repair connection in between searches or I'll get a time out message on channels 11,9,6, and 5. What's up with that!

  • BudVieira Jul 22, 2008

    I've had the same problem, except sometimes only one of my computers has trouble accessing the internet, while others are not affected. Some times I would have to re-register computers with the network, re-entering the WEP password and all. I found that uninstalling the software that comes with the router, and configuring it by hand through the web interface improves things, but I still get occasional dropouts.

  • zheppo Dec 15, 2008

    Hey that´s happening 2 me 2. Seems conection gets lost aout of hte blue, then reset work for a few hours then limited conection again, if u have any sollutions 4 this , please, let me know

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Change the Channel mode from mixed to B-G only....u bought a new N series Router ....thats something gr8..but ur NIC are still on B-G Technology compatible....so either to need N series NIC or u need to configure ur linksys to B-G mode only...so that it will resolve the compatibilty issue from ur NIC.....Hope ..u will be able to do it...or u can take the help of linksys to fix it in this way

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This is my first and gonna be my last linksys modem. I have been trying to solve this problem my self for 6 months now. I usually have to repair my connection at least twice a day. There has been times when I looked at the router the Wireless LED was not lit up as if it was disabled

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I bought a WRT150 N a year ago. Changing the settings didn't help any. The thing is junk and Linksys has abandoned it now. They are a BAD company. Don't buy their stuff. Send them a message, bad stuff makes people not buy your junk. BUT, I bought a PCMCIA network card at the same time as the router, a WPC300N which works extremely well. On any other brand router, it gets signals from 1/4 mile away! It dies at 40 feet on the Linksys router it was supposed to be paired up with. I pick up good signal from a wireless router down the street, but not from my own 30 feet away! Linksys knew this was a problem, and they sold us junk anyway! Now they want me to pay for their online help, and it hasn't worked. Talk about the double rip off! We would be better served if they just gave a us a good rebate on a new design that worked, and threw away all the old junk ones. Instead their corporate philosophy is to rip us off again! They are a poorly managed BAD company, called RIP OFF!

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  • david fernan Jan 02, 2011

    you are right about this company, the world should stop buying this product made by cisco, it is the worst company in the world, worst that the chinese made router.

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Check the DHCP lease time and threshold settings

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After a move, I had an issue with my WRT150N, Version 1.1, Firmware Version: v1.01.9, and Vonage. When I picked up the phone to make a call, my router would drop all internet connections (except the vonage call). this happend to both wired and wireless connections every time, and immediately, and had never happened in te 5+ years of Vonage use prior.

I was using the same ISP, and same config as old residence (just picked it all up an moved). Only difference was I had connected my first wireless N connection on a different system.

I dropped the wireless to B-G only and moved to another wireless channel and it resolved the issue. I am fairly sure the drop to B-G only was the resolution. Not ideal, but got me going again for now, and I don't need really the N connection on that system anyway (just the best deal on a wireless USB adapter at the time).

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Going to adv settings under wirless and changing the beacon interval to 75 and also changing both the RTS Threshold & Fragmentation Threshold to 2304 seems to help a lot. The wireless signal stills goes down quite frequently. For me, the router seems to wrk mre reliables when in mixed mode. I bought this router at radio shack because mure trustworthy netgear died after several years of use. From the 1st day i had prob with this router. I though it would go away through FW upgrades are jsut playing with the settings, nut nothing seems to stop the thing from going down. I wish i had brought it back as soon as i got it, now my 90 day Rshack warranty is up. Its sad but i dont even want to try sending it back to linksys because i know they will send me a refurbished router. dont think i will ever by this brand again.

Posted on May 06, 2008

Don't even bother trying to fix it when your connection drops on WRT150N. I've gone through two of them. Spent a day going through configurations. Tried the useless 'support.' Worst product you could possibly get when shopping for routers.

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The only way a router can lose the signal is if, either the routers aerials are poor or faulty and the signal to the wireless adapters in the pc's are weak, interferance because of walls or doors, channel interference, so try changing the channel the routrer works on, or your wireless adapters are only set to receive 802.11b signals and need to be set to work with both 'b' ang 'g'.

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