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#1 samuel3

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:45 PM

Well today my connection was disconnecting every 5-10 mins then reconnecting, i dont know whats causing it, ive brought new micro filters today incase it was a fault in my old ones, but its nothing to do with them.

Im using wireless and my router is good USrobotics.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:58 PM

Have you tried repairing your connection?

Restarted the router?

Set the connection up anew?

Check Event Viewer for pertinent errors?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 27 July 2008 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:08 PM

In addition to the second post, is this a laptop computer? desktop?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:39 AM

Computer, and ive tryed repairing.
And how do i restart the router?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:40 AM

Usually there is a small reset button on the back of the router. If you don't know where it is, I recommend acquiring the manual of your router. It is a small button you can use a pin to reset the router.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:59 AM

Mine does not have 1.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:10 AM

Any other idea's?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:09 PM

Right, ive just searched on the box, and it doesnt say nothing about a reset button on the router.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

I don't bother with the buttons...I just pull the power cord from the modem (I mistakenly said router, apologies)...count to five...put it back in.

I've not had any problems with routers, but the modems are the key suspects.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

Unplug my router - to the main socket? how will this fix it?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Let's skip the router part...how does your signal come in (DSL, cable)?

That's the main point of focus...that's what I would reset.

I have a wired connection, signal comes in by cable to modem, then goes to router for distribution.

Do you have a modem? What connects to the router that provides the base signal?

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:00 AM

My wires from the router gone to a plug then i have micro filters in a plug on a extension lead. then a long wire through the kitchen, to the door - phone line.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:31 PM

It seems that you have DSL...that's the only broadband medium that uses phones and requires filters (that I know of).

And DSL should have a modem, probably what you are calling a "router." It may be a modem/router, which seem to be in vogue for DSL users.

Anyway...just pull the power connection from the modem/router for about 10 seconds, then put it back in. This forces the modem/router to recycle (set itself up anew with your transmission).

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:12 PM

Ive just found out that when i walk over a wire, it disconnects, my wire under the carpet - the wire is under the carpet, and the wire looks a bit recked.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

Well...a broken wire will do it every time :thumbsup:.

Time for electrical tape, see if there is a change. Please disconnect the wire before attempting tape job, if it is powered.

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