This has been going on for quite some time, here is what is happening.
I live in a flat with 6 other people. We all use the internet, and it runs fine. About mid way through last year, the network would drop every couple of days, sometimes multiple times in the same day. I talked to the isp, went through 3 different modems, two of them brand new, different brands even, same issue.
When I say the network drops, I mean everyone will no longer be connected to any network, even those connected with an ethernet (myself) to the modem. The modem is fine, the lights are still on, the internet is still connected (dsl light solid, isp confirms during these drops the internet is still connected), however no body can access the internet, network computers, or even the modem itself (using 192.168.1.1).
At the end of last year, only three of us were left to look after the flat. We bought a new modem (linksys WAG120N) and everything ran fine. We've had solid internet all summer. Three days ago the rest of the flat mates returned. Literally minutes after they were back in the house, the networked crashed. Since then, it has crashed twice. Same thing as last year.
I'm wondering if perhaps one of them has a portable device, say an android phone, that keeps killing the network somehow. Is this heard of? One also has a Playstation 3 which runs on the wireless, however that was not even plugged in when the networked crashed the other day.
Are there any settings I need to enable on the network? Or perhaps does one of their computers have a virus of some sorts which can somehow crash the entire network for everyone?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, this one has really got me stumped.
Edited by Budapest, 27 February 2012 - 11:20 PM.
Moved from Win7