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My internet activity stops after about 10 minutes and I have to reboot my router, does anyone know how to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i cant even get my internet to work at all as long as the router is hooked up i gave up and am not using it at all dont bother with tech support they couldnt help me 7 times i called them and they had me do the same thing over and over again and still nothing

  • irwanderley Mar 08, 2009

    I have a similar problem with respect to the time internet activity stops, but my network configuration is different. My Linksys 160N is not connected directly to the cable modem. I have maintained instead my DIR-100 old router connected to the cable modem and the Linksys 160N is remotely connected to one of its LAN ports. The Linksys 160N is connected to a desktop PC via one of its LAN ports and another of its LAN ports receives the cable from the DIR-100 router. I am not using the Linksys WAN port. My Linksys 160N firmware version is v1.02.6-LA Jan 2, 2008. I thank you very much for the attention to this request. Best regards, Ivo Ricardo Wanderley, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • GideaNInja May 18, 2009

    I'm having similar troubles. My conections go for several hours and and then quit. sometimes they do fail back to back. So i reboot my pc/cable modem and router and im good for 5-10 hours. But i shouldnt have to at all! I have re-flashed my firmware a few times. and its solid for about a day. then i go back to doing the the "Router Re-boot Shuffle."

    I have also for my network card, the WMP300N.( also linksys )
    It comes with a 5ft corded tri-antenna. I have it hanging from my ceiling in hopes of raising the broadcast signal to my router which is in a diffrent room of my house. The router is fairly centrally located.

    Now i have confirmed that the 'Net droppage its not with my PC, as my g/f has a dell laptop with a wireless-G card in it.
    WE BOTH get booted at the same time, which leads me to think its the router. Anytime it happens, i goto look at it and its still blinking away on the lights.
    I've also recorded the time of day when it drops and sometimes its like clock work. Same time for 3 or 4 days straight then its doens't happen at all. or at different times. I have a copy of network magic installed on the PC and her laptop, so now i don't make as many notes because it can track when i'm on, when she's on, programs being used, times etc. when the 'net drops.

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    if you both know how to go into configuration screen ie and on the upper right hand side of screen you will see some numbers this is your firmware version can you post this. i will see if you need a firmware update. i believe one came out not too long ago that solves this.



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Try to upgrade the firmware of the router.Download firmware file from for your model and open Leave username blank and in password type admin click on administration and then on firmware upgrade.Browse and select the downloaded file and upgrade the firmware.It will surely work.Enjoy!!

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