My wireless network is setup and working most of the time. At times the connection get slow or drops completly. Powering the router off and back on fixes the problem but it seems I have to do this at least once a day.
Speedstream DSL modem (ATT DSL)
Netgear WGR614v6 with latest firmware
Windows XP SP2 computer
Any help greatly appriciated.
since June 2007 thru current 11/3/07 i have had daily disconnects of the internet on Charter cable 3 megabits service on Win XP cpu. Problem has been isolated to the SMC Barricade router 7004ABR in use since 2001. Have done a firmware upgrade 2 days ago and it is still dropping daily connection. Charter has confirmed signal strength on low end of acceptable but say that it should not have caused the drops. any ideas what else to try? (router still works as intranetwork connection, just the internet needs reset)
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Re: Dropping internet connection
Check if this problem is with both wired and wireless computers, if not with the wired..only wireless has problems, check if you have any other wireless device operating in the same frequency of the router..if s, turn off other devices and check b.cos that me interfere your w/ls connection, if wired is having the same problem, connect modem straight to the pc and observe the connection, so that you can isolate problem..
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change your connection system
you can get TP link units that plug into the house electrical system and run ethernet cables from the computers on a home network system
works like a charm over any distance on the same power circuit for the house
may be a wireless dongle will fix your problem
somebody is accessing your wireless network and getting free internet service from you unless you had setup a wep security! if you have an un-secure network then anybody with a wireless adapter can access your network and access your internet free and drag down the speed of your internet connection. however, if you do have wep enabled and there is more than one computer connecting then this will slow your connection down as well. please remember that there are some games and gaming sites that are bandwidth hogs and will slow down other computers connection on the same network. also watching streaming videos and gaming at same time can slow down connections as well.
The type of documents displable on the internet contributes towards the speed capacity. Where for example word documents or email texts are displayable expediently than motion picture and videos. Consider the number of Medias displayable of the computer at a time to improve the internet speed. For example, display a site at a time and uninstalled unwanted program hinder on the computer background to make faster media displays. Usually computer that are slow to display programs are confused with internet pages that load slowly. A slow computer is due to insufficient memory to display caused by installing high capacity gaming software's or density chatting bundle software's. Once a computer gets video definitions gets over tasked, freezing is expertise directly impeding the internet networked capacity? It is also possible to have several devices sharing the computers networked internet connections. For example, the computer depending on the media cards magnitude can only allow an amount of bandwidth per time. Once connecting to an internet provider that provides high speed least makes benefit since the computers resources are least capable of attaining full capacity from signal provider. Consider evaluating the computes graphic capacities, also storage spaces available for hold sites downloaded from networks contribute towards faster speed.
Try to access the configuration page of your router and look for channel number. Change the channel number to 11 or 13 whichever is available. It should work fine after that. If it still does not work, you can hard reset it by pressing the reset switch on the router. However, then, you will have to configure all the settings again.
Connecting the laptop to your network using a network cable, does this solve your Internet problems?
Does this works without the Internet connection dropping out?
If the wireless connection has a low signal, try positioning the wireless router or the laptop to get a better signal strength.
Also try reinstalling your wireless driver.
Where is your exact location? You listed ATT DSL so I assume you have ATT DSL as your provider is this right?
I had them for years and I had the same problem. But its not your setup or your equipment, it is your service provider. You may be on the fringe area of the line signal. Any drop of power in the line which is already low voltage will cause it to drop out. The more customers using it the slower it will go.
All you can do is this:
1. check all the house phone lines for aging. If old replace the lines because they cause noise in the lines which degrades the DSL signal. 2. Check the connections at the phone box for signs of corrosion. Clean the contacts and wiring and reconnect. 3. Make sure you have filters on "ALL" your phones.
4. AFTER you do this( you have eliminated any issues with your equipment) then contact your service provider and tell them you are getting dropped connections daily. They should send some one out within a few days to check the signal strength. They also can check it while you are on the phone with them but not as effectively as them coming out.