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#1 Jimzhr

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:10 PM

I have a D-Link DIR625 router. The router is installed between my desktop computerand modem. This system has worked fine for a couple of years but recently I noticed that I was losing my internet connection while on the laptop. The connection would automatically return usually within minutes but it was becoming a pain!

At first I assumed that the problem was my cable company. Finally when I lost the connection I booted up my desktop and found that I had a connection there but not on the laptop. So my problem is not the cable company but my router.

So my questions are: Is this type intermittent problem common? Does this mean my router needs to be replaced? Any recommendations for a new one? Opinions on my DLINK? Thanks for your responses!

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:21 PM

What makes you think the router is the problem?

How many ports on this router?

Why not simply move the connection (PC to router) to verify that it actually is a port on the router?

Intermittent connection problems on my systems are usually caused by my kicking one of the wires loose...and taking 2 days to bother to check if such is the case :thumbsup:.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:57 AM

There appears to be 4 ports on the router. I just assumed ( I know, I know) that if the desktop worked then online then that only lef the router. Right now a cable from the dekstop computer to the router is in port 4. DO you mean just swith it to another port??

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

Yes...in fact, switch all wires in, so that you test each port (with each computer).

That should either affirm or refute your original premise :thumbsup:.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:34 AM

I tried to update the driver and the "wizard" told me I had the most current one. Then I moved the connecting cable from the port it was in to another port. I guess now I wait and see if the problem persists. If it does do I now assume bad router? Other ideas?

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:39 PM

I find that...it's smarter to pursue one path to a conclusion...before deciding to investigate a totally different trail.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:14 AM

Have had no further problems since changing ports on the router. Fingers crossed. Thanks again!

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:24 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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