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Wireless router problem

My internet service cuts off every few minutes and then comes back. My wireless router displays a yellow WLAN light instead of green the Status light is also yellow and flashing. How can I determine if the problem is my D-Link router or if it is my internet service overall?

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    My wireless connection to the internet cuts off every now and then. The wireless light is always orange. Would any body be able to tell me what the most likely problems is?



    Thanks in advance.



    George

  • Teresa7 Dec 11, 2007

    I have replaced my internet cables between the router and the Comcast modem, and between the router and my Dell modem. I keep getting a pop up window that tells me that I've lost my local area connection and that a network cable is unplugged. Comcast has been out and they say it's the router problem. Any other troubleshooting I can do

  • Lev Zilberbe May 01, 2008

    Yes

  • Levi1983 Jun 03, 2008

    The utorrent every time notifide my the yellow light and the connection is limited.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    The utorrent every time notifide my the yellow light and the connection is limited.

  • askdfljal Aug 22, 2008

    WLAN not working at all

  • haydon_23 Oct 07, 2008

    wireless buttin flashes yellow n crnt connect

  • nicolboyz Jan 10, 2009

    wont connect and all i get is a orange light flashing

  • billmarocair Feb 01, 2009

    yellow light always on

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Same problem, My wired connections are fine, but when I try to connect a wireless device it has no signal

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I had the same problem. I changed the channel on my router. It was apparently on the same frequency as my cordless phone. Has been working perfectly since then. Hope this helps...

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Look I have found virtually 98% of the time these problems disappear after a "New" unit is substituted... so my punt is for ya Router...

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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Power


1.
.
Connect your wireless router
Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further.
First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off.
Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet.
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If you do not currently have a computer connected to the Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router) into your modem, and plug the other end of the network cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router.
If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it.
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3.
Configure your wireless router
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You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.
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1.
Your wireless network name, known as the SSID. This name identifies your network. You should choose something unique that none of your neighbors will be using.
2.
Wireless encryption (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which help protect your wireless network. For most routers, you will provide a passphrase that your router uses to generate several keys. Make sure your passphrase is unique and long (you don't need to memorize it).
3.
Your administrative password, which controls your wireless network. Just like any other password, it should not be a word that you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.
The exact steps you follow to configure these settings will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting, be sure to click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Now, you should disconnect the network cable from your computer.
4.
Connect your computers
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Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
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1.
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
2.
The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.5914228.gif 3.
Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
4.
Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. You're done.
Note: If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key.

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