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Intermittent WiFi with ASUS WL-500W

My wireless connection is repeatedly dropping, about every 10 minutes and does not restore automatically. Wired connections work great.
My set-up:
D-Link Air DWL 650 - network adapter
ASUS WL-500W Router
15' apart, line of sight
I checked, and should have all the latest drivers.

I've tried various security settings: WEP, WPA, open; all with the same results.

What's weird is that the Windows wireless connection manager, NEVER says that I have a connection even though I get data traffic.
When the link is up, the status is always "Not connected" but the button says "Disconnect".
When the link is down, the status is still "Not connected", but the button says "Connect".

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  • federkins May 19, 2008

    This makes no sense.
    I live in a rural wooded area. I can't even see another house or the street from my house.
    No one is stealing my signal.
    Thanks for trying.

  • bradm75 Dec 01, 2008

    The problem isn't that someone is stealing your wifi, I believe it is a problem with the ASUS router overheating. I am having the same problem and have been searching for answers myself.

    My WL-500W worked fine for about 6 months, and just recently I am losing the wifi about two or three times a day and have to unplug the router and plug it back in. My wired connection works flawlessly, just the wifi has issues.


  • mdewig Mar 14, 2009

    It's new out of the box, I updated the firmware, wired connection works great, wifi hangs up (after 15 minutes of working great) and has slow and intermittent service... Not exactly the same problem, but close.

    The box is cool to the touch, and the router home menu has the same hangup problem. Clicking a button and waiting 10 seconds or so for a response (which typically comes fast)

    And what's this BS about having to pay for tech support from ASUS? Just thought I'd throw that in there...



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I had the same problem. The problem is interferance from other devices. Solution, Change the channel from auto to a fixed one. That worked for me. No more droped connections, and a very strong signal now.

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Someone has tapped your wifi call your local service provider they bring out a device that searchs those hidden theives that are stealing your signal for right now i would disconnect wifi and go straight ethernet or usb till service providers tech comes out once you down your signal pull the plug for a day they should let off

and if you still want to use your internet pull only the router plug out of wall for at least 25 seconds and plug back in this resets router so connection can come back up and establish

Posted on May 17, 2008

  • Christophe Thompson
    Christophe Thompson May 19, 2008

    wifi signals can be taken from any where even if in the middle of the desert or woods

    1 pda's can wifi steal

    2 an amped signal can steal wifi signal

    3 police and fire department bands can interfere with wifi signals

    4 and or the wind is playing havic with your satelite

    all it takes is about a 100 yards to take your wifi with amped sinal



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