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Router keeps dropping signal

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January 24, 2010 11:39:24 PM

Hi
i am new here so to start with hello to everybody.
I seem to be having a problem with my router i have a Linsky WRT160n router and am on rogers cable with a motorola modem.
At least 3 or 4 times thru the day or night my router drops the signal i am on high speed extreme i have tried connecting direct to the modem and problem is gone but when i connect to router it drops signal I have 2 computers wired to the router I would be grateful for any ideas or suggestions.

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January 25, 2010 7:08:57 PM

Hi and welcome

Well done for doing the bypass 1st - confirms router at fault.

Do both pcs drop connection at the same time?
are the cables over 100m long (unlikley i know)?
have you checked for the most up to date firmware for the router?
could the router be over heating from poor ventelation?
how old is the router?

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January 25, 2010 9:31:32 PM

vibe said:
Hi and welcome

Well done for doing the bypass 1st - confirms router at fault.

Do both pcs drop connection at the same time?
are the cables over 100m long (unlikley i know)?
have you checked for the most up to date firmware for the router?
could the router be over heating from poor ventelation?
how old is the router?


Hi
yes both pcs drop connection at same time.
cable is around 10ft
firmware is up to date
router does not seem to be over heating
router is 6 months old.
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January 25, 2010 11:43:07 PM

only things I could think of are host name/IP clashes on the network but this is very unlikley or some kind of malware again cant see it hitting both pcs at once.

do you have access to a second router for testing, maybe a old spare or borrow from a friend?
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February 5, 2010 12:28:21 AM

hi
Everything is working great now it turns out it was the firmware.
Thank you all for your help.
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February 5, 2010 5:00:51 AM

Good to hear
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February 5, 2010 5:07:05 AM

Good to hear
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