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Router troubles

Discussion in 'Technology' started by catilyst, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Hi all. In the summer I bought a Linksys 802.11 g wireless router. It has worked well untill recently.

    The host computer (which is wired to the router) will lose it's signal every now and then, but refreshing the page will always work.

    My laptop has a built in wireless card, but I've also tried and external wireless (USB) adaptor and the following happens using either..

    The signal will stop working - sometimes refreshing will work and someimes not,and when it's down it will be down for hours.

    The strangest thing is that when it's down the wireless connection status will show it as connected.

    I've searched on line adjusted all the settings as prescibed, to no avail.

    I would imagine if it's a setting tha'ts wrong it would either work or not work.

  2. MARCin

    MARCin TRIBE Member

    You sure its the problem with the router, and not the modem(ie. the ISP)? Next time this happens, try pinging the router. If you can ping it, its most likely a problem with the ISP and you should give them a call to see if their network is down..
  3. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Should I do that given the fact that while the laptop isn't working the host computer is working?
  4. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Cordless Phone. Either you, or your neighbour.
  5. MARCin

    MARCin TRIBE Member

    I dont think it would be a phone issue seeing how the net goes down for hours..
    So is it only an issue with the laptop(wireless), or does the desktop(wired) go down on you aswell?
  6. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    The wired computer will go down every now and then, but refreshing it always works right away.

    The wireless computer will frequently go down, and sometimes be out for quite awhile. (during this the wired comp is working fine)
  7. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Try updating the firmware on thr router?
    There are lots of alternate (better) firmwares out there for the WRT54G
  8. Redout

    Redout TRIBE Member


    as well make sure ur windows is updated
  9. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    I updated it last night, and tonight I'll look for some of that firmware you speak of.

  10. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    I'l be trying Sourceforges firmware.
  11. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Pssssttt... Try me instead
  12. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Awesome thanks C.J.!! Which one of them muffuckas I dowload g?
  13. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Depends on the model of your router. You'll need to check the version. Is it a G or GS?
    If it's just a straight G then run the final release of Alchemy.
    If it's a newer model then you run Freeman (Talisman).
  14. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Update - turns out the router was a dud. Bought a cheap ass netgear and haven't had any troubles.
  15. catilyst

    catilyst TRIBE Member

    Hey guess what? I'm a dumbass.

    Got a new router and without touching any settings, the net works just dandy.

    But now my bloodclot Outlook isn't working. Its always been set up to be used on a wireless network but can't access the pop or smtp servers..


    thanks as usual.

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