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Linksys wrt160N router inconsistant internet connection

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!

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I am having a similar problem. Just installed the router this weekend and had no problems at first. Still have no problems with wireless connection. The issue is our PC that is connected to the router. Connection is spotty. Only works sometimes(like right now) but sometimes will not connect.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. The wireless continues to work, but the main computer it is wired to drops the connectivity and I am unable to get email or access the internet. I just bought this router and I am ready to return it.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    Constantly losing connection

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    We had the same problem. It was so bad that we couldnt hardly use the computer. How could the wired computer not be able to make a connection half the time? Linksys suport helped us to change settings, but the success was only temporary. Like 10 minutes.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    We're experiencing the same problem as described by others

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    i cant get interne

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Same problem, and it's not the wires.



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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.

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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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