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Linksys Router Disconnects when when listening to steaming audio......

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by robbieart, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. robbieart

    robbieart Thread Starter

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    I am having a serious problem. This has been going on for months now and I don't know what is going on. I try to listen to music through Yahoo's music site or through xmradio.com and every time I try to listen to a song my router disconnects and kicks me off the internet. In order for me to get connected again I have to unplug my router and plug it back in. I have updated the firmware on my route to the lastest version. The only thing that I can think of is it is a problem with the drivers with my network card that are somehow causing the problem. Has anyone ever heard of this before? Could it be my router is just giving out?

    Thanks in advance for any help that someone can provide......

    Robbie.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Try this experiment. Remove the router and connect directly to the broadband modem and do the test again. My guess is the real problem is the signal to your modem, not the router.
     
  3. robbieart

    robbieart Thread Starter

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    Ok, this is what I did. I am using DSL so I have to connect using PPPoE... I used the software to connect directly to the dsl. It worked just fine. I'm able to surf and go to any website that I want without being kicked off. I just went to yahoo and xmradio.com and both worked fine.
     
  4. SirKenin

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    See if the router is getting hot. I had a Linksys on PPoE and I never had that problem.
     
  5. robbieart

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    My router does get hot... I'm not sure if it is too hot or not. You think I might have fried it?
     
  6. SirKenin

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    Not necessarily fried it. But when it gets hot I can see it messing up. Usually Linksys doesn't do that (it's Dlink that does it), but it might be that you have a component of your router that is heat sensitive. Try and get innovative with ways to cool it down. Wrap it in icecubes or something crazy like that (make sure the bag is sealed). Try to do whatever it takes to keep the temps down and see if it makes any difference.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Actually, just directing a small household fan directly on it should do wonders for cooling if it's a overheating issue.
     
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