Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
Just installed this new router. All my wireless devices have no problem WiFi, accessing internet, etc. However, the main computer it is wired to loses internet connection sometimes multiple times a minute - other times it seems fairly stable. I have talked to Linksys and they walked me through changing the MTU to 1400, which has helped somewhat - but the hard-wired computer still has inconsistant internet connection. Wireless devices continue to have access even when the hard-wired unit loses connection! The hard-wired computer is Vista. Using comcast service. Please help!
I had the same problem, but it was solved by upgrading my WRT160N v2 router to the new firmware release WRT160Nv2_v2.0.03.007_US_code.bin available free from Linksys. It works great with no further "lost connection" or "unable to resolve DNS" issues.
I suspect that the model of modem makes little difference so long as you have confirmed with Comcast that they provisioned for the correct model number. Mine happens to be Linksys CM100, but a few months ago things set up for one of their "comcast provided test modems".
One last thing to check is signal strength. Twice in the last 16 years the fittings and cable from the boulevard dome to the house had to be replaced. Signal strength would be fine until we hit a day below freezing, at which point it was sporadic. The Comcast tech was able to detect this and said it was a common sign of corroded fittings.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
Check on your cables makes sure they are inserted properly and the cord should be free of kinks, scrapes or loose connections......Also check the back of your computer make sure your ethernet card (the one that has the green lights/LED's) is seated properly (not loose)....
Good Luck.....hope this helps...if not let us know....cheers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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2. You would like to perform the above task but do not have an updated Easy Setup Key.
3. You finished setting up your Valet or Linksys Wireless-N Router and would like to get a desktop with no wireless connectivity connected to the Internet.
4. You would like to wirelessly connect a computer to your Valet or Linksys Wireless-N Router using the Windows Wireless Manager.
5. You would like to give temporary Internet access to a visiting friend or relative.
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