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Frequent disconnects with wrt300n

Sometimes it works up to 5 hours straight, sometimes it disconencts after 10 minutes. even putting my laptop right beside the router does not help. after every disconnect it fails to reconnect also

help please

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  • kilika829 Nov 26, 2007


    My laptop already has a static IP adress to it. However, I found out that whenever my 2.4 ghz wireless phone rings, the connection instantly breaks.

    Is there a way to maybe filter the signals from my phone? Thanks.

  • kilika829 Nov 26, 2007

    I don't think I could do away with my phone. I live in a 6 story apartment building, even if my own phone didn't interfere, I'm sure other phones would. At this stage, I'm not even sure if it is the phone's fault (Since it disconnected without the phone ringing).

    Should I switch routers perhaps? Thanks.

  • kilika829 Nov 26, 2007

    Could you teach me how to switch the router settings? Thanks.

  • kilika829 Nov 26, 2007

    When you say web based tool, do you mean the page? I have no problem until there, but what settings should I be running?

  • kilika829 Dec 07, 2007

    Sorry for not replying for so long, I`ve been away on vacation.

    I have set a WEP key ever since I have gotten my router, so I don`t thinm that is the problem. However, there are other wireless devices, such as my phone and other routers in the building, that might be interfering with the signal, therefore making it weak, or sometimes even non-existent.




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Ok for starters this wireless technology is still in it's early stages and is being tested while wireless G is still in play. Most of the time if you continue to get kicked off or get no connection at all, this is due to firewall settings. When a device connects to a router of any kind it must send and recieve a signal. Unless you have a static address on your laptop. (an IP address you placed into your wireless adapter setting) Your IP address sometimes changes, it does this when you turn off your computer, log off, etc. Sometimes when reconnecting to your wireless network the IP address changes because it is a dynamic address. A static address never changes. I have found that with some wireless technology devices if a firewall is setup with windows XP the IP address changes thereby not allowing the device to reconnect to the network or be recognized based on the IP change. I have found this alot with wireless printers, external Network storage devices, etc. Sometimes when you take down the firewall your computer will reconnect to the network. Or just go back to the basics: Right click onto the wireless icon at the bottom right near the clock. You should have an option asking you to repair, this helps most of the time.

Most common problems with having be disconnected from your network is when you have a laptop and you use it outside of home on or in another location. Any more questions I have tons of answers. I can also walk you through a network setup!

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  • Herman Briggs
    Herman Briggs Nov 26, 2007

    There is your other problem a wireless phone in your home runs off of the same type of MHZ as your wireless router, you can either do away with your phone or change the frequency or your router using the web-based tools. Keep in mind when you change your settings it does effect your network and all other devices on your network need to be changed as well. By default your wireless home phone I believe uses channel 11. Changing these setting is not recommended because at times your phone if it gets a poor connection when someone calls you can switch over the channel by mistake and the problem can start all over again!

  • Herman Briggs
    Herman Briggs Nov 26, 2007

    Router settings are easy to change as long as you know how to get into the web-based tool. When you have time let me know I will send a file to you!

  • Herman Briggs
    Herman Briggs Nov 28, 2007

    Yes, the web-based setting tool is

    When that is correctly entered

    You will get a window popup

    asking for username and password

    username should be blank

    password should be admin

    you want to be in the Basic settings

    we will get into security later

    basic settings will allow you to view your basic settings that are currently setup for your router

    These settings are pretty much easy and self explanatory

    Security Settings are complicated

    The only thing that your really need to mess with to setup security is whether you intend to setup a WEP OR WPA.

    WIRELESS ENCRYPTION PROTOCOL, this setting is the simplest setup. You just need to put in a passphrase to generate an encryption that will allow you to lockout any unwanted voyers, hackers, etc.. Not the most reliable, but really you have nothing to worry about with this WEP, because hackers don't really want you they just hate Microsoft!



    PASSPHRASE, WEP KEYS, ETC. I have a lot of information to offer. Once you set this WEP save everything and the next time you have a PC log onto your Network with a wireless adapter if it is not your PC they must know the WEP information or the passphrase.

    The passphrase only works if you have a matching Wireless Card from Linksys, not other vendors. That is the catch, but a good catch in my opinion. If this is confusing let me know I will walk you through it! My IM on yahoo is trochinmaster2003. We can setup a time! Hope this works!



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