Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
Sometimes when browsing the internet, my computer will slow to a crawl and the wireless status icon will show that I am not connected to the internet. My roommate is wired directly into the router, and his connection is never interrupted. When this happens to my computer, it also affects our wireless Xbox Live connection. I thought it may be something like a virus on my PC, but I just reformatted and it still happens. I was able to be on long enough to get this problem out, but earlier this morning I got on to check the weather forecast and was frozen out before I could enter my zip code on weather.com.
Routers in general divide you internet connection across the amount of devices you have plugged into it, but not evenly. For example, computer A can be browsing a web page, and someone else can be playing games on Xbox live. Due to amount of traffic internet gaming creates, it can slow your internet connection tremendously depending on the speed of your connection (especially if you have the slowest broadband connections out there, 1.5mb and under).
However, the fact that you mentioned that it only happens with wireless devices, leads me to believe that it is a router issue. I would first begin by resetting your router to its factory defaults and retesting your internet after its been set up properly (linksys can walk you through this).
If that doesn't work, the next step would be to buy a new router.
Third, would be to upgrade your connection to a higher speed, if your provider allows for it, but this is unlikely that you will have to go to this resort.
Posted on Apr 18, 2008
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