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My wireless linksys router has a "network magic" connected to it. My internet provider is cable. the NMagic frequently disconnects my internet and won't work until I run a "fix it" with NMagic. Can I disconnect NMagic?

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The best way to correct the problem so it wont happen again is to remove the Network Magic, since that software should only be use on first time setup of your network and since the network is already working fine before uninstall it from control panel and add/remove program and then everything will be fine.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

  • kenlynne Jul 17, 2010

    I tried this once before and then I had no internet connection. Last time I deleted an icon on my desktop - does that have the same result as removing the program on the control panel?

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 17, 2010

    Thank you for the update but deleting the icon is not removing the program from the computer its still there and running unless your remove it from control panel under add/remove programs.

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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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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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