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My internet connection drops out once every few hours

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Juhl2786, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. Juhl2786

    Juhl2786 Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone

    Lately i have been having this issue, where my internet connection drops out almost every hour. To make it work again, i have to restart my router (ASUS RT-AC88U, bought in 2016 - updated firmware as soon as i got the problem). Keep in mind that my PC is on LAN and not WIFI.

    The router has been working fine ever since i got it. Suddenly a few days ago it just started having this problem.

    The setup i have is that i get my connection to another router in the house. Then i have a wire connected, which goes through the roof, to my ASUS router. The two routers does have a different IP, SSID and they have DHCP enabled.

    The ASUS router is set up as an access point, and not a bridge.

    The reason why i have 2 routers setup is because the wifi can't connection through the entire house, and i have several PC's in the house that doesn't wifi.

    Please if you need more information or know what to do, reply :)
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    so you have it set as

    internet -> router 1 -> router 2 -> computer?

    Is there any devices connected to router 1, and if so do they lose connection as well?
     
  3. Juhl2786

    Juhl2786 Thread Starter

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    The setup that you described is correct. I have another PC connected to router 1, which does not lose connection. I also have TVs, Tablets and phones connected to router 1's wifi. All working fine.

    Only router 2 loses connection
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Try this:

    JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

    Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

    Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

    Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

    Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

    Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

    Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

    Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.]Leave the WAN port unconnected! [TerryNet Note: assume that all routers made in the last five or six years or more have auto-sensing ports.]

    This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
     
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