Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
Try to plug the Ethernet cord for the Host computer on another Ethernet port on the Linksys router.
have you tried replacing the Ethernet cable that's connecting the Host computer to the linksys router?
check if Host computer can get a response from a website by going to Start>Run, then type CMD on the Run box and click OK. On the black screen, type PING www.yahoo.com then press Enter.. if you get the word reply 4 times, it means the computer is connected to the Internet.
If there's no response from the PING test, it means there's totally no connection.
It's also possible the problem is with the Local Area Network adapter or Ethernet adapter. Try disabling the Ethernet adapter and re-enable it by going to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections, you should see the Local Area Connection, right click on it then select Disable then Enable it again. then observe if you're still experiencing intermittent connection on the Host computer.
and if you have security software, try disabling it temporarily and check the connection again.
and let's make sure the cable or dsl modem is connected to the Internet port on the back of the Linksys router.
Posted on May 10, 2009
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- Access the router's web-based setup page.
- Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
- Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.
- A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router's password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
- NOTE: If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.
Step2: When the router's web-based setup page appears, look for MTU and set it to Manual. Enter the MTU value of your Internet connection in the Size field.
1468. The size DHCP or cable providers prefer.
1400. Maximum size for DSL.
Step3: Save settings.
If you run into Intermittent Wireless Connections Using a Router:
Check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks. Regular wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as: > Wireless interference within the network. > Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default. > Firmware is corrupted.
NOTE: If the procedure does not work, needs to update the router
Check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks.
Regular wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
> Wireless interference within the network.
> Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
> Firmware is corrupted.
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