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Wireless network adapter keeps disconnecting from router upstairs

USB adapter is new, router upstairs is old, sometimes I have a connection downstairs, but most of the time I have to use the installation CD to get it working again.

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  • jamierzz Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks for your suggestion. I think it would have worked, except that it seems the adapter's problem is a conflict with my new HP printer. So I can't have them both on/working at the same time. I'm doing a workaround for the time being.

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Hi
Adaptor has nothing to do with signal strength.
Its the router .
Steps
1. Start -> Run -> CMD -> Ipconfig
( You"ll see default gateway which will be something like ex : 192.168.2.1 )
It is router specific
2. Type that default gateway (only the numbers )
in your brouser tab or run .
3. This will open up your router setup page
4. On the left hand side under wireless you"ll see channell and ssid . Change channell to 11 or 6 click save and then reconnect to your network on the wireless computer.
5. Also i would advice you to update the firmware on the router as it has become old so there may be some discrepency.
6. Dont keep any wireless devices near the router as it will interfere with the wireless signals .
This will certainly help
And let me know if the problem is solved .

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Feb 16, 2009

    Hi

    Adaptor has nothing to do with signal strength.

    Its the router .

    Steps

    1. Start -> Run -> CMD -> Ipconfig

    ( You"ll see default gateway which will be something like ex : 192.168.2.1 )

    It is router specific

    2. Type that default gateway (only the numbers )

    in your brouser tab or run .

    3. This will open up your router setup page

    4. On the left hand side under wireless you"ll see channell and ssid . Change channell to 11 or 6 click save and then reconnect to your network on the wireless computer.

    5. Also i would advice you to update the firmware on the router as it has become old so there may be some discrepency.

    6. Dont keep any wireless devices near the router as it will interfere with the wireless signals .

    This will certainly help

    And let me know if the problem is solved .

  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Feb 16, 2009

    Hi

    Adaptor has nothing to do with signal strength.

    Its the router .

    Steps

    1. Start -> Run -> CMD -> Ipconfig

    ( You"ll see default gateway which will be something like ex : 192.168.2.1 )

    It is router specific

    2. Type that default gateway (only the numbers )

    in your brouser tab or run .

    3. This will open up your router setup page

    4. On the left hand side under wireless you"ll see channell and ssid . Change channell to 11 or 6 click save and then reconnect to your network on the wireless computer.

    5. Also i would advice you to update the firmware on the router as it has become old so there may be some discrepency.

    6. Dont keep any wireless devices near the router as it will interfere with the wireless signals .

    This will certainly help

    And let me know if the problem is solved .

  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Feb 16, 2009

    Hi

    Adaptor has nothing to do with signal strength.

    Its the router .

    Steps

    1. Start -> Run -> CMD -> Ipconfig

    ( You"ll see default gateway which will be something like ex : 192.168.2.1 )

    It is router specific

    2. Type that default gateway (only the numbers )

    in your brouser tab or run .

    3. This will open up your router setup page

    4. On the left hand side under wireless you"ll see channell and ssid . Change channell to 11 or 6 click save and then reconnect to your network on the wireless computer.

    5. Also i would advice you to update the firmware on the router as it has become old so there may be some discrepency.

    6. Dont keep any wireless devices near the router as it will interfere with the wireless signals .

    This will certainly help

    And let me know if the problem is solved .

  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Feb 16, 2009

    Hi

    Adaptor has nothing to do with signal strength.

    Its the router .

    Steps

    1. Start -> Run -> CMD -> Ipconfig

    ( You"ll see default gateway which will be something like ex : 192.168.2.1 )

    It is router specific

    2. Type that default gateway (only the numbers )

    in your brouser tab or run .

    3. This will open up your router setup page

    4. On the left hand side under wireless you"ll see channell and ssid . Change channell to 11 or 6 click save and then reconnect to your network on the wireless computer.

    5. Also i would advice you to update the firmware on the router as it has become old so there may be some discrepency.

    6. Dont keep any wireless devices near the router as it will interfere with the wireless signals .

    This will certainly help

    And let me know if the problem is solved .

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