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Worked fine for a year, suddenly it's busted

About 2 days ago my wifi signal kept crapping out. the router is about 20-25 feet away from my computer, but it has not been moved, nor has the computer. I can pin googles ip, I can ping my modem, I can even ping the router, but the second I open firefox and type in the router IP it doesn't connect. It doesn't connect to anything. The wifi signal is excellent (though that comes and goes) and the router works because a wired computer works fine (tis how I'm posting this). I can't understand why it would crap out randomly and be irreversible. The IP address has been switched back and forth from Static to Dynamic, the router has been reverted back to the factory settings. The Wi-Fi link on the computer has been part of a network bridge and not... nothing seems to work, and nothing seems to explain why I can ping an ip, but not access it via a web browser. any help is appreciated.

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Re: Worked fine for a year, suddenly it's busted

I came across the same trouble after several hours power out of the router (has to move DL-524 from room shelf to closet). In my case it lost WiFi security configuration (was no encryption and must be WPA/PSK). I set WPA back, 64-byte PSK key was not corrupted, and Dl begun to run smoothly again. After that I got an experiment and powered off Dl for a night, WiFi security settings was lost again. My be it's a feature of the device, may be I'm (we are) not so lucky :). Try to check "Wireless setup" - hope it'll be helpfull...

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This has happened to me many times. There are a few ways to get around this.
120 Feet is well within the range of the device. However that range is affected by a wide range of factors.
  • Walls - The signal will have a hard time penetrating some types of construction (e.g. Concrete, Lathe and Plaster)
  • Obstructions - Other things can also block the signal. Freezers, speakers, electronics, extensive wiring.
  • Environment - Some areas are more or less wireless dead zones. Nearby airports, radio antenna or other broadcasting equipment can interfere with the wireless signal.
If your 120 feet include 8 lathe and plaster walls, with a ham radio and a walk in freezer; you want to just get a nice long cable instead of proceeding with my further advice. However if there are only a couple of drywall walls and no blockages proceed.
  1. Try adjusting the location of the router. Often just moving the router to a high shelf or over a few feet can solve this type of issue.
  2. Can you connect at any range between close and 120 feet? Some testing could help identify the source of your signal loss.
  3. Try to build an antenna?

  4. Get a cable
At home I use a cable even though I'm mere feet away from my wireless router. I play online games and the wireless signal regularly experiences fluctuations in connectivity. This represents just how delicate the wireless connection really is. Imagine the invisible waves trying to penetrate your 120 feet and look for anything that might obstruct.

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1.Log into router. Using either to in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox)
2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using or to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet.
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8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
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Go to your basic setup and change IP. Your default is you can change it to a higher number
(ie: Also make sure and set up security.
If you leave it open others can use your connection and slow you down.

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It might be because of other electronic devices that works nearby in similar frequency...devices lik microwave oven, inverters, modems provided by the ISP which comes along with a battery backup, especially RCA modem which doesnt allows other wireless devices to work nearby it... try to relocate the router to a well ventilated area, and make sure you have kept the router atleast 5 feet away from other electronic could help....

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Usually this is because of radio frequency (RF)interference. Typically, if you have three devices that are working correctly for over a year then it is none of these is something else. Did you get any new electronic gadgets (Blue Tooth, portable phones, wireless anything) when this started to happen? It is probably something in the area of the router that is interferring with the WIFI input and output.
Solution: move the WIFI router away from the device that is causing the interference as far away as possible.
Also, it may be caused by a device on cell phone, new Blue Tooth that is causing the interference. Try removing or turning off all these devices and see if that doesn't help.

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