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Wireless network and computer freeze

Sometimes when browsing the internet, my computer will slow to a crawl and the wireless status icon will show that I am not connected to the internet. My roommate is wired directly into the router, and his connection is never interrupted. When this happens to my computer, it also affects our wireless Xbox Live connection. I thought it may be something like a virus on my PC, but I just reformatted and it still happens. I was able to be on long enough to get this problem out, but earlier this morning I got on to check the weather forecast and was frozen out before I could enter my zip code on weather.com.

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Routers in general divide you internet connection across the amount of devices you have plugged into it, but not evenly. For example, computer A can be browsing a web page, and someone else can be playing games on Xbox live. Due to amount of traffic internet gaming creates, it can slow your internet connection tremendously depending on the speed of your connection (especially if you have the slowest broadband connections out there, 1.5mb and under).

However, the fact that you mentioned that it only happens with wireless devices, leads me to believe that it is a router issue. I would first begin by resetting your router to its factory defaults and retesting your internet after its been set up properly (linksys can walk you through this).

If that doesn't work, the next step would be to buy a new router.

Third, would be to upgrade your connection to a higher speed, if your provider allows for it, but this is unlikely that you will have to go to this resort.

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HI! I bliv u are having some issue setting up ur router.. I will be more than glad to assist u. . here are the steps u need to do:
1. press the reset button on the back of the router for 20sec..while pressing the reset button, unplug the power plug and after 2secs while pressing the reset button plug it back in and press for 30secs after that unplug the router for 15secs then plug it back in..once all the lights are solid and ok
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Here's what the lights on the front indicate:


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B. Wireless-Computer Status
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E. Modem Status
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F. Internet Status
This unique icon shows you when the Router is connected to the
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  • OFF Router is NOT connected to the Internet
  • Blinking Amber Router is attempting to connect to the Internet
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to the Internet

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Thanks and don't forget to leave a rating.

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