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I have a Linksys WRV200 Router that constantly drops the wireless signal. I upgraded the firmware to 1.0.39 as was suggested by many, then performed the factory default reset, reinstalled all my custom settings and still have the same problem. This problem is with the same model router at three different locations. Is there a fix or what is a suitable replacement router?

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  • diego361 Dec 12, 2009

    On this particular network I am using a Dell Inspiron B130
    running Windows XP Professional and Norton Internet Security. On
    another network everyone's laptops disconnect constantly and that also
    has Norton Internet Security. A third network with the same
    router also has Norton Internet Security. Since that is the
    common denominator is that the problem?

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Access your router settings and change channel type to 3 or 4 or 11.
Then save settings and restart router.
Channel type is very important in wireless signal Above 3 works fine in wireless.
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Hi Diego

You have not listed your PC/Laptop and OS Specs here, so i am providing you some generic tips to try resolving this issue

Try the following steps to see if it helps to resolve this issue

1) Try operating your PC/Laptop to bare minimum processes running in background and disable any virus scan or indexing feature running on your machine if you have a windows OS, check how your connection behaves.

2) Does your connection automatically try to connect again after it drops and get connected again, or do you have to manually do a router restart to get it working again, or do a connection repair in windows, both these situations have different set of solution so check if you can provide additional info on this.

3) Try disabling the WPA security feature and see how the connection behaves again, set router network mode to G-only as well as trying
mixed mode.

4) Check for any interference of bluetooth devices or microwave or a cordless telephone with the connection.

5) Try changing the wireless security on your router to WPA instead of WEP. Make sure you change the settings on your wireless card also to match the router settings if you are using a laptop.

If the above steps do not help, you may seek replacement from LINKSYS.

Regards
KreativeGeek

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There are three key reasons that may be cited why the wireless connection between your Linksys router and your computer is intermittent or is experiencing timeouts.
i. You have a low signal quality received from your wireless router.
ii. You are experiencing signal interference from other wireless devices.
iii. Your router's firmware needs to be upgraded.
You have a low signal quality received from your Linksys wireless router.
The location of your wireless router with respect to your computer greatly influences your connection to the wireless network. For a better signal quality, it is ideal that the wireless router is placed in a central spot of your house or on a location free from any obstruction blocking its range.
To determine the signal quality received from your wireless router, you must connect to the wireless network first.
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Once connected, check the signal strength received by your wireless adapter or Airport for Mac users. The recommended signal strength should be closest to full bars to have the best connection possible.
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Encountering Intermittent Wireless Connections Using a Router

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:
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    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.
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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:
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  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
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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.
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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

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