Question about Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
We have cable internet at our home and our office is set up on the third floor with our desktop computer. Recently we bought a Linksys Router so that I could use my work laptop computer at home and I needed an internet connection. The signal works sometimes on the first floor, but then will randomly just turn off -- and we'll have to go up to the third floor and disconnect the router from the wall for a minute and then plug it back in so that it can find a new IP address. Over the course of a day, this disconnect/reconnect can occur multiple times making it VERY annoying. What can we do to stop this from happening? I've heard of varying suggestions involving access points, but I'm not sure what will work....
You just need to change the wireless channel of your router since you have a cordless phone because some devices like a cordless phone that is running on the same frequency like the router which is 2.4ghz really interfere with the router signal so it advisable you set the router to channel 11 to boost the signal if its still not solving your problem you can consider getting a wireless range expander that will expand the signal of your wireless router so wont have the problem anymore.
Posted on May 12, 2008
Solving a problem like this is always a matter of starting at the beginning, so to speak and working from there.
If non of this helps, try calling your ISP and ask them to e-mail you the correct network settings to connect to them and cone back to us. Nick. :)
Posted on May 12, 2008
I had the same problem with my VPN dropping the connection after a few minutes. I tried a lot of things. What worked for me was realizing that OpenVPN is a part of most VPN software.
OpenVPN requires that the VPN user to have administrative privileges (https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Windows_OpenVPN_client_cannot_reach/route_over_VPN).
Windows 10 does not run in administrative mode automatically without specifically telling it "run as administrator". Not all programs used in Windows 10 need administrative rights to run properly. However, OpenVPN in Windows 10 does need administrative privileges to run properly.
To assign your VPN program administrative privileges in Windows 10, "right-click" on the VPN icon on your icon page. Then click on "properties". Then click on the "advanced" tab. Afterward, check the box that says "run as administrator". Next click "apply". Last, click "ok". That should do it.
You may have to assign yourself administrative privileges before doing the above (click "windows" key and "x" key at the same time, then click "run as administrator"), if the "run as administrator" box does not appear in the "properties"-"advanced" tab.
If you want to run your VPN as a non-administrator, you can (http://www.hacker10.com/computer-security/use-a-vpn-on-a-computer-without-admin-rights/).
Apparently, OpenVPN routes traffic while you are using your VPN. If OpenVPN cannot route the traffic, it is an error. If an error occurs, the VPN connection can drop out.
Again, OpenVPN is a part of most VPN software so run your VPN with administrative privileges or non-administrative privileges and be "happy" again!
Posted on Apr 19, 2017
You might try to place the router vertically so the antennas are horizontal. You may be asking a bit much of the router to go through 2 floors.
How is the signal strength?
Also, keep the antennas in the same orientation. They are meant to work that way (like in that picture, not one up one sideways etc..)
Do you have any other 2.4 GHz devices near the router or laptop? Cordless phone, bluetooth devices, x-10 devices or such.
Posted on May 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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