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Wireless router disconnects every 5 minutes...

My linksys wireless router disconnects every five minutes. Whenever i click to connect it again, it reconnects fast. But the strange things is, eventho i am connected, the wireless icon in my task bar shows that im not connected bcoz there's a red "X" sign in the icon! I checked my broadband connection also but it is working fine. Please help :-(

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1. Connect to your router via ethernet cable and update it's firmware

2. Check the status of the power source your router is connected to

3. Last resort - replace it

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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I had the same problem with my dlink (not wireless). Try going to their website and configure the router. It worked to me.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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Scientific atlanta modem is not showing that it is connected to my linksys wireless router


Seems to be that you have cable modem from Scientific atlanta.
  1. Turn off the modem and the router.
  2. Connect the modem to router with ethernet cable on internet port
  3. and computer to router's port no 1.
  4. power up your modem and wait for 2 minutes
  5. then power up your router and wait for 2 minutes and try to go online on computer.
  6. If not , then reset your linksys router by pressing your reset button at the back of the router with help of a pen for 10 sec.
  7. then follow the steps again 1 to 5
  8. try to go online.
  9. if still not , the open up a browser on computer
  10. type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and hit enter on the key board
  11. leave the user name blank and type admin in the password box
  12. click on subtab of mac address clone under set up tab
  13. click on enable and click on clone my pc's mac tab.
  14. then click on save settings.
  15. and follow the step 1 to 5.

May 02, 2014 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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My laptop is connected to linksys modem router wirelessly, model number WAG160N. The problem is it keeps being disconnected after 5 to 10mins or worst its only a matter or seconds that it will connect then...


make sure that you have no electronic devices especially cordless phones near the route(including baby monitors, halogen lamps etc)r. if that doesn't help, try changing the wireless connection setup from wi-fi protected setup to manual setup and change the wireless channel to 11.
you can do this by connecting your laptop to the router via an Ethernet cable first and then log on to the GUI page using the internet explorer.(default is 192.168.1.1). if you need more instructions regarding how to do this, please reply to this post.

Apr 11, 2011 | Linksys WAG160N Wireless Router

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Hello, i have recently got some turtle beach x 31s and they are great but my xbox connection keeps going. it will work again after a few minutes but then it will disconnect again. i have read that there...


This pertains to Linksys routers, but it applies to all routers

Intermittent Connectivity:

NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).

This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.

Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:

  1. Wireless interference within the network.
  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.

Reducing Wireless Interference

If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:

your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors'), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router's channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.

Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.


  • Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.
  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
To change the router's SSID or the wireless network's name,
To change the router's channel, .
To enable the wireless security on the router, .
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router's firmware.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy New Year!

Thanks, Joe



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Dec 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hello, I have a Linksys Router model No. WRT 160N and have problems with the wireless signal. Doesn't appear the wireless symbol ON and I have connected already the modem cable. The modem is OK cuz I can...


* NOTE: If you tried to set-up the WRT-160N Router previously, but failed, with the Router ON, press the "Reset" button on the back panel and hold it down for 10 seconds, then release. This will reset the Router to factory settings and erase all previous data.
Then do this
1. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to the modem(cable, DSL or satelitte)
2. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to your computer via a LAN cable with the LAN cable in Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router.
3. Type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your web browser.
4. Log-on to the Linksys WRT-160N Router with these log-on credentials:
Username: linksys (lower-case)
Password: admin (lower-case)
5. Click on the "Clone PC MAC Address" tab.
6. Click the "Clone PC MAC Address" button.
7. Click "Save", click "Continue".
8. Click the "Wireless Security" tab.
9. Choose "WPA2 Personal - TKIP/AES" for encrypted security.
10. Enter encryption password (passphrase).
11. Click "Save", click "Continue".
12. Exit the web browser.
13. Disconnect the LAN cable from the computer and Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router.
In about 5 seconds, your wireless connection should be up and running.

Sep 15, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Linksys rangeplus drops wireless connection ever 5-10 mins


Intermittent Connectivity:
NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
  1. Wireless interference within the network.
  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

  • Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor, and high up in the room.
  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
To change the router’s SSID or the wireless network’s name, click here.
To change the router’s channel, click here.
To enable the wireless security on the router, click here.
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router’s firmware. For instructions, click here
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


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Feb 19, 2009 | Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless Routr...

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Router won't connect to wireless


Can you clarify the question.

Is there a modem (cable or verizon) connected to your router; if so you might need to turn off your modem, wireless router and computer for five minutes. Then turn on the modem, wait 5 minutes, turn on the wireless router wait 5 minutes, and then boot your computer. Also, make sure your computer's network card is set to DHCP, which automatically assigns your computer an ip address from the wireless router.

Dec 13, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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No ip address from modem to linksys wrt160 n router


1).turn off the modem and the router.disconnected from the Internet ISP. and the computer.
2).disconnect the router from the modem.
3).turn on the modem.
4).connect the router to the modem, and turn on the router.
5).connected the computer to the router, adn turn on the computer.
if you are using wireless, waited about 5 minutes before turning it on.
goto control panel>>wireless network, and configure the wireless seting.

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