Question about Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router
Hooked up a wireless router that will become unavailable to all computers. All machines connected via ethernet work fine. If I reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure router connectivity returns as normal. Later wireless connections disappear, seemingly without reason. Talked to linksys tech support they did two things: 1st- download "easy connect software". Then "I can provide no further help" with your computer. <----what's up with this? I don't believe there is anything wrong with my computers or their wireless NIC's. Plugging the original linksys router 802.11b works like a champ but too slow for what I'm doing. Any suggestions would be great! TIA Scrantz
Change the Channel mode from mixed to B-G only....u bought a new N series Router ....thats something gr8..but ur NIC are still on B-G Technology compatible....so either to need N series NIC or u need to configure ur linksys to B-G mode only...so that it will resolve the compatibilty issue from ur NIC.....Hope ..u will be able to do it...or u can take the help of linksys to fix it in this way
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
This is my first and gonna be my last linksys modem. I have been trying to solve this problem my self for 6 months now. I usually have to repair my connection at least twice a day. There has been times when I looked at the router the Wireless LED was not lit up as if it was disabled
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
I bought a WRT150 N a year ago. Changing the settings didn't help any. The thing is junk and Linksys has abandoned it now. They are a BAD company. Don't buy their stuff. Send them a message, bad stuff makes people not buy your junk. BUT, I bought a PCMCIA network card at the same time as the router, a WPC300N which works extremely well. On any other brand router, it gets signals from 1/4 mile away! It dies at 40 feet on the Linksys router it was supposed to be paired up with. I pick up good signal from a wireless router down the street, but not from my own 30 feet away! Linksys knew this was a problem, and they sold us junk anyway! Now they want me to pay for their online help, and it hasn't worked. Talk about the double rip off! We would be better served if they just gave a us a good rebate on a new design that worked, and threw away all the old junk ones. Instead their corporate philosophy is to rip us off again! They are a poorly managed BAD company, called RIP OFF!
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
Check the DHCP lease time and threshold settings
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
After a move, I had an issue with my WRT150N, Version 1.1, Firmware Version: v1.01.9, and Vonage. When I picked up the phone to make a call, my router would drop all internet connections (except the vonage call). this happend to both wired and wireless connections every time, and immediately, and had never happened in te 5+ years of Vonage use prior.
I was using the same ISP, and same config as old residence (just picked it all up an moved). Only difference was I had connected my first wireless N connection on a different system.
I dropped the wireless to B-G only and moved to another wireless channel and it resolved the issue. I am fairly sure the drop to B-G only was the resolution. Not ideal, but got me going again for now, and I don't need really the N connection on that system anyway (just the best deal on a wireless USB adapter at the time).
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
Going to adv settings under wirless and changing the beacon interval to 75 and also changing both the RTS Threshold & Fragmentation Threshold to 2304 seems to help a lot. The wireless signal stills goes down quite frequently. For me, the router seems to wrk mre reliables when in mixed mode. I bought this router at radio shack because mure trustworthy netgear died after several years of use. From the 1st day i had prob with this router. I though it would go away through FW upgrades are jsut playing with the settings, nut nothing seems to stop the thing from going down. I wish i had brought it back as soon as i got it, now my 90 day Rshack warranty is up. Its sad but i dont even want to try sending it back to linksys because i know they will send me a refurbished router. dont think i will ever by this brand again.
Posted on May 06, 2008
Don't even bother trying to fix it when your connection drops on WRT150N. I've gone through two of them. Spent a day going through configurations. Tried the useless 'support.' Worst product you could possibly get when shopping for routers.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
The only way a router can lose the signal is if, either the routers aerials are poor or faulty and the signal to the wireless adapters in the pc's are weak, interferance because of walls or doors, channel interference, so try changing the channel the routrer works on, or your wireless adapters are only set to receive 802.11b signals and need to be set to work with both 'b' ang 'g'.
Posted on Jun 22, 2007
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