- Aug 16, 2006
Please bear with me on this, I hope it's not too long winded. I have owned a computer for less than a year and use a Buffalo G54 Wireless Router. I use this to negate the need for cables running from one room (where the router is) through another and into the room where the computer is. But I have had nothing but bother with this item from day one. Anytime I switch on my PC there is a 50/50 chance whether the router will work or not. Whenever the wireless icon (bottom right of taskbar) says 'Status - not connected' I go to 'Buffalo Client Manager 2', click on 'profiles' then click on 'connect', sometimes this fixes the problem of Net access sometimes it doesn't. Another method is to click on 'profiles' then click on 'AOSS' then run through the house to the router and press on the router's AOSS button, sometimes this works sometimes it doesn't. Very rarely I'am on the Internet for longer than a couple of hours before the connection is lost. Sometimes the icon says 'Status - Connected' but I still can't get net access, this leads me to phone my ISP to see if there is something wrong with the Modem (which sits just below the router) there usually isn't. Sometimes rebooting the system works sometimes it doesn't. Eventually I was advised to uninstall Buffalo Client Manager and allow Windows to configure and run the router (that was AFTER pressing the Init/Reset button on the bottom of the router for 15 seconds to go back to factory settings). This method was fine for a couple of days but now what I'm getting is ' No wireless network in range'. Now it's back to 50/50. So what I'm asking is, can the router be having problems picking up the signal from the Modem ? Or is the router having problems sending the signal to the PC. Either way is there anything I can do to finally rid myself of this problem. Sorry if my computer jargon leaves a lot to be desired, I'm just not too up on that. BTW my router sits on top of my TV and my Modem sits under the TV on top of my DVD player. Could where they are situated be causing a problem ? I hope not coz there is nowhere else I can put them.