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Cannot connect wirelessly to router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by papaya, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. papaya

    papaya Thread Starter

    Aug 11, 2008
    Before I start I will post my router model and firmware

    Model:Belkin Wireless N router
    Firmware: V 3.01.10 (no updates available)

    As for the problem, the wireless connection on the router seems to shut off randomly, I am on my laptop looking at a webpage, try to go to another and don't have a connection. My PC, which is connected through ethernet to the router still has connection. I'm running vista on my laptop and XP on my desktop if that would have any effect, but seeing is that the wireless light on the router is turned off i don't think this is the case. I have tried restarting the router, and again there is no new firmware to update.

    One problem that might be occurring is that I'm getting interference with my phones, we did get a phone call around the same time it disconnected. But i don't think that this would have turned off my wireless internet connection completly.

    Thank you in advance
  2. Skymouse


    Jul 9, 2007
    Try turning off the ipv6 in network settings.
    Goto your network settings/connections, right-click on the wireless connection, goto properties.
    Inside there should be a check box for ipv6
    I've noticed ipv6 can destabilise some routers and it's not really needed for small networks currently.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    2.4 GHz cordless phones can cause wireless interference. Otherwise, phones should not be impacting the wireless network.

    Does the router's wireless turn off even if you do not have a computer connected via wireless?
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    If you have DSL, you could have issues with the wiring or incorrect filter installation. How about telling us exactly what modem you have, and the ISP in question.
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