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Router keeps dropping out.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DrkSdBls, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    Every so often, like every two days, my Router will drop all internet connections.

    I have a Desktop computer hardwired directly to port 1 on the router and my sister has her Labtop connected wirelessly.

    When the router drops the signal, both computers lose their connection and to reconnect, I have to unplug the router and reset it using it's reset button, then replug it in.

    Obviously, this is a problem for both of us.
     
  2. Rache

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    Sometimes filters just go, so try a new one. Also make sure all phone points being used have filters.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Filters and phone lines would only apply to a DSL account, perhaps you could tell us the make/model of the modem, router, and what version/patch level of Windows you're running. Also, exactly what indications do you see on the router when it dies?
     
  4. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    I have a D-Link Cable modem and Windows XP SP2.
     
  5. Daredeval756

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    I have this exact problem. Mine Drops Whenever i get extremly high bandwidths. There is no tru way to fix it except reset it or get a new one. I am getting a new one soon, my is a piece of crap. I have a Microsoft MN-700
     
  6. lexmarks567

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    same here I have a linkys wireless router with linkys wireless network card and everynow and then it will loose the connection and I have to unplug the router it annoying but I don't think theres anything that can be done.I don't know if theres something that can be installed to "boost" the signal
     
  7. srhoades

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    Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router.
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If the cable modem actually disconnects and loses carrier under high load, I'd be looking at either the cable modem or the ISP having problems.
     
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