sporadic router problems.

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Lh4life2005

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currently using a dsl modem with a linksys wireless g router and my PC has a linksys wireless g adapter.

ive had this setup since January and it worked pretty well for a while, but i started having a problem keeping a stable connection of late. it works about 90% of the day, but will occasionally kick me off the internet. my pc wireless adapter tells me that i have full green bars with an excellent connection and all the correct modem lights are on, but i cant bring up a web page or do anything else on the internet. i direct connected my modem to my pc with a long Ethernet cord for the time being trying to narrow down the problem, and its been working fine for now so im guessing something is wrong with my router. i cant find a direct pattern for when the internet disconnects are happening but it seems to be happening more during the night time, but there really arent any different variables going on during the night time and the day time that i can think of (disconnects are happening during the afternoon also though). im thinking maybe that my router needs to be somehow synchronized with my modem perhaps? but ive used this router with a couple different internet providers and never really had to do much synchronizing. i had the thought of restoring the router back to factory settings, but i dont have the cd that came with the router. ive set up a decent amount of wireless connections in my day and ive seen a lot of problems but i just dont understand why my adapter program is telling me i have an excellent connection on the pc side even when i cant do anything on the internet.
 
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Hi.Two things to try:
Change the wireless channel being used(1/6/11 in US)
Download/install current firmware from the router maker's web site.
A router reset should not require the cd.If you are going to go that route:
Make sure that you know the default userid/password.
Make sure that you know what the current router config is so that after the reset you can re-configure the router back to it's current config.
 

TerryNet

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You can also try an ethernet connection to the router. That should determine whether this is just a router issue or just a wireless issue.
 
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