I have a Linksys Wireless router that hasn't caused a bit of trouble since I installed it several years ago. Now, however, I am experiencing some odd things... for example, I can not watch videos that are...
There are many causes for poor wireless connections, and many solutions:
of all, give your network a unique SSID. Do not use "linksys". If you
are using "linksys" you may be trying to connect to your neighbor's
router. Also set "SSID Broadcast" to "enabled". This will help your
computer find and lock on to your router's signal.
connections are often caused by radio interference from other 2.4 GHz
devices. This includes wireless phones, wireless baby monitors,
microwave ovens, wireless mice and keyboards, wireless speakers, and
your neighbor's wireless network. In rare cases, Bluetooth devices can
interfere. Even some 5+ GHz phones also use the 2.4 Ghz band. Unplug
these devices, and see if that corrects your problem.
router, try a different channel. There are 11 channels in the 2.4 GHz
band. Usually channel 1, 6, or 11 works best. Check out your neighbors,
and see what channel they are using. Because the channels overlap one
another, try to stay at least +5 or -5 channels from your strongest
neighbors. For example, if you have a strong neighbor on channel 9, try
any channel 1 through 4.
Also, try to locate the router about 4
to 6 feet above the floor, in an open area. Do not locate it behind
your monitor or near other computer equipment or speakers. The antenna
should be vertical.
Also, in the computer, go to your wireless
software, and go to "Preferred Networks" (sometimes called "Profiles" ).
There are probably a few networks listed. Delete any network named
"linksys". Also delete any network that you do not recognize, or that
you no longer use. If your current network is not listed, enter its info
(SSID, encryption (if any), and key (if any) ). Then select your
current network and make it your default network, and set it to
automatic login. You may need to go to "settings" to do this, or you may
need to right click on your network and select "Properties" or
If the above does not fix your problem, download and install the latest driver for your wireless card.
Some users have reported improved wireless performance by switching to WPA encryption.
If you continue to have problems, try the following:
For wireless g routers, try setting the "Transmission Rate" to 54 Mbps.
you still have trouble, download and install the latest firmware for
your router. After a firmware upgrade, you must reset the router to
factory defaults, then setup the router again from scratch. If you saved
a router configuration file, DO NOT use it.
Aug 23, 2010 |
Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router