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Wireless connection works and then disconnects itself

I have been using the router wirelessly for several months without an issue. Recently i am having issues staying connected. It seems like I can connect fine and then in a few seconds a red X is displayed over the wireless icon. Also, when I refresh network list sometimes my network is there and sometimes it isn't. If I connect the cable from the router into my laptop i cannot get on the internet.

This used to work fine, nothing was changed. How can I troubleshoot?

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  • belkinuser1 Jan 03, 2008

    I ran the Net Stumbler. I did change the channel because most of the channels were the same as mine. I did eventually get on the wireless network but it does seem to connect, disconnect, connect, disconnect many times before it stabilizes.

    Any other things I can check? Its not just my laptop, there is a second laptop in the house that seems to be having the same issue.

  • cool_katz Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. My wireless connection was not stable. After connected to internet then in a few minutes my connection will be disable (wireless network not found) and then auto-connect again and then disable again it like a endless loop. It's quite frustrating. Is this a sign that I need to replace my belkin router? or there is still a chance to fix this problem?



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Look for a program on the web called Net Stumbler
It should be here
That will show the signal level from your router.
I have seen this before and it could be several different problems
1. Someone else on your channel
2. Burned out ant or output section in the router
3. Broken Ant wire in laptop

Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

  • DHeinrich Jan 03, 2008

    Using Netstumbler, you can see the amount of signal that your router is generating. But with the second Laptop having the same issue, it points to the router being the problem. Beyond the standard stuff like checking that everything is plugged in tight, you will probably have to open the unit and physically check if there is damage to the circuit board. I have a box full of half dead routers (work as router but wireless burned out) that have had power spikes that were caused by the wall transformer. They spike and cause this type of problem. It now just not worth repairing because a replacement units can be bought for under $50.00.
    Sorry, I can help more.
    BTW If you have to replace the unit, go to the Liknsys units.
    They have the best overall usability and reliability IMHO.



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