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Belkin N Wireless USB keeps losing connection with router.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by newms, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. newms

    newms Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have recently installed a Belkin N wireless USB adapter onto my dads desktop computer (windows XP) so he can access the internet.

    The computer, up until recently has been upstairs, and wired directly into the router (BTBusiness Hub), which had worked fine.

    However, the computer has been moved and the connection continuously keeps getting lost now it relies on a wireless connection- Literally 2 or 3 times a minute.

    I am confident that the wireless adapter has been installed correctly as it always shows a good signal.

    2 other laptops use a wireless connection with no problems at all - including from the same location as my dads computer.

    It's incredibly frustrating as simply checking emails is a tiresome task!!
    Help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. warrior19

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    I have never been a fan of Belkin but assuming the USB adapter is working ok try logging onto the router and change the wireless channel to 1 or 6 or 11. If its 6 try on of the other 2 channels.

    theory being wireless interference on the current channel being used?

    Your dads PC is not next to a cordless phone or microwave etc,etc as these devices interfere with wireless signals. Interference can be from these types of device or a neighbour with a wireless router on the same channel as yours.


    Good luck!
     
  3. warrior19

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    Also i suggest you temporary install the belkin on the other laptops or pc to see if problem follows the belkin or is only on that PC. also how old Dad's computer is maybe only has USB 1.0 instead of USB 2.0 ports.
     
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