Intermittent wireless Internet access
The problem started after you added the additional devices. Now you probably have all of your devices using DHCP which means the router provides an IP Address for your devices. Change the devices to have a fixed ip address. You may have to check the router for the default internal ip address, but it is probably 192.168.1.1 as the gateway. With the PC and laptop go to the control panel, then network connections, right clip on the connection and select properties, then scoll down the window until you see tcp/ip connection, select properties from the tab options below and set the ip address of each machine to 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.11 and 192.168.1.12. set the gateway to 192.168.1.1 and set the dns ip to 192.168.1.1. Now if you have a different gateway address, use that as applied above. Save the settings and retry your connections.
Here is way you are probably having problems, wireless networks will drop and reconnect more often than a cable connection. If you were using just a cable connection, there would be less of a problem. When DHCP is being used and a computer drops the connection, it could get a totally different ip assignment the next time (a matter of less than a second of time). When that happens the original connection is lost. By fixing the ip address to be static, any time you reconnect via wireless, it uses exactly the same address, thus maintaining the connection.
Try it out and leave feedback if it works for you, otherwise send me the results of the test.
Feb 02, 2010 |
D-Link DI 514 Wireless Router (DI-514)