Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
My MacBook is connected to a Linksys WRT160N via a Wireless-N connection...normally, that is. The wireless connection seems to fail between 6 PM and midnight. I've tried changing channels, forcing N-only operation, switching between Wide and Narrow channels, etc. to no avail.
I am using WPA2 Personal encryption, have MAC filtering turned on and have SSID disabled. As I live near a large university campus (no doubt full of hackers), lowering security is not an option. Also, I have another computer (a Linux box running Ubuntu 8.04) and a printer connected to this router, using wired connections.
The MacBook is located about 6 feet away from the router, in (almost) the same horizontal plane.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've been looking at wireless problems for someone else, so here are a couple more possibilities.
1) could a new piece of equipment be interfering with the signal, eg a dect phone nearby, even a microwave - or even something next door? Does moving the router help at all?
2) does changing the router channel help? Eg, if you are picking up other networks, maybe it is getting busy on the channel you are using. :)
Just ideas - as obviously I don't know your exact situation - but worth looking at.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
check if you’re computer is properly connected wirelessly to the Linksys router, you will need to perform six steps:
The IP address of the computer is another indication that the computer is properly connected to the router.
Checking the Wireless Settings on a Linksys Router
The router’s wireless settings should match the wireless settings of the wireless adapter in order for them to communicate.
Disabling Computer Firewall
Make sure that the computer firewall and any third party firewall installed in the computer is disabled. With a firewall enabled on your computer, you may get an invalid IP address. In such cases we have to disable any firewall installed on your PC.
Disabling Proxy Settings
If you have proxy settings, you need to disable these on your computer. If a computer is accompanied by a router, the gateway for the Internet connection, it no longer needs to get any proxy settings to gain access.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to disable the computer's proxy settings.
Pinging the Router
Ping test helps trace the communication between the computer and the router. The computer sends packets to the router and in return the router sends out replies to validate the connection.
Pinging the Internet
Ping test helps trace the communication between the computer, the router and the internet. To check the computer’s connection to the Internet you should get valid replies when you perform a ping test
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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