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My laptop is connected to linksys modem router wirelessly, model number WAG160N. The problem is it keeps being disconnected after 5 to 10mins or worst its only a matter or seconds that it will connect then disconnects. How terrible! please help. I have to keep turning it on and off so it will connect back however it only connects about 10 mins, maximum is 20 minutes then disconnects again. The modem router is downstairs, OS is windows 7 ultimate.

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Make sure that you have no electronic devices especially cordless phones near the route(including baby monitors, halogen lamps etc)r. if that doesn't help, try changing the wireless connection setup from wi-fi protected setup to manual setup and change the wireless channel to 11.
you can do this by connecting your laptop to the router via an Ethernet cable first and then log on to the GUI page using the internet explorer.(default is 192.168.1.1). if you need more instructions regarding how to do this, please reply to this post.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • lordachilles Apr 11, 2011

    it asks for authentication... what could be the username and password?

  • venugopal durairajan Apr 12, 2011

    the default username is blank and the password is "password".. if that doesn't work try the username and password as "admin".. any of these combinations should work

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