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Client Computers Won't Stay Connected


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#1 maxcalvada

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

A few days back I started having trouble accessing the internet on my TV with my ROKU system.  Not sure what did, but somehow creating a new network connection.   Both TVs connected by ROKU work fine, as does AP computers.  The 2 client computers downstairs will run the internet for a little bit, then disconnect.  Then they reconnect and disconnect.   We're connecting to the right network and giving the proper password when asked, but this won't go away.   AP has WXP.  One of the clients has Windows XP and the other client has Ubuntu. 

 

Any suggestions?



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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:28 AM

so this is a 100% wireless network or a hybrid of Wired and Wireless, and by AP you mean computers connecting to a second wifi ap?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:59 AM

The connection from my ISP comes out of a wall and goes into a Lynksys Wireless-G.  An ethernet wire connects from Lynksys into the main computer.   Of course, the wireless goes to all the other unconnected by wire/cables devices....2 TVs with Roku and 2 downstairs computers that do not have wired connections.  Those 2 downstairs computers now keep getting disconnected.   That's about all I know about WIFI.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:19 PM

What model of Linksys router are you using?



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

WRT54G V8



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

Does your ISP Provided device have ports for a wired connection?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:40 PM

Yes.  I think so.  the cable wire that comes out of the wall goes into a small cable box and I can either wire directly to the one computer or go fro that box into the Linksys box(with ethernet from Linksys to computer).



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:14 AM

So you connect this way:

ISP Equipment > Router (4 Port Switch / Wifi) > Devices

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

Sorry for any miscommunication.   In terms I can understand...

(1) Black cable wire coming out of the wall screws into the back of my Time Warner Internet box....

(2) A white wire comes ouf of Time Warner box from an output that says "Enet".....

(3) Same white wire plugs into back of Lyksys where is says "Internet"....

(4) A Yellow wire comes out of of Lynksys Ethernet port #4 and goes into USB input plug in rear of my PC.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:38 PM

So you are using a USB Wire for connectivity? I would recommend that you use a network interface card for your connections to the linksys.

Does it look like this: network_plugs.jpg

Or this: 1260609799.jpg

Just trying to make sense of how you are connected.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:06 AM

I use the ones in the upper picture above.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:30 AM

So when you say wont stay connected, are you talking about unable to browse the internet, or unable to view local computers?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

unable to browse computers.   they will always reconnect to the internet, but then shortly thereafter disconnect for no apparent reason.   Never had this problem until last week.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:11 AM

What happened about a week ago?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

see my original post above....I can't offer anything beyond that.






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