Firstly, I'll apologize in advance if this has already been addressed elsewhere. I'm fairly good at searching first, asking second - and GIYF is one of my favorite acronyms. Nonetheless, I really couldn't find this specific problem...
Secondly, I have a feeling this is a fairly simple issue, and I suspect a router setting - but I'll admit up front, I'm not very familiar with networking. Since I've found you folks to be extremely helpful in the past, here goes:
For some reason, my home router (CISCO valet-plus) keeps 'forgetting' (for lack of a better term) the usual devices around my house. 2 examples:
- Some evenings when I come from work, my iPhone 6s won't connect until I unplug, then plug back in my router. Then it connects.
- Our daughter comes home every few weeks from college, and I often have to cycle the power on the router to get it to connect.
I have approx 5 or 6 smart phones, and 4 to 5 laptops in the house (coming and going), and this happens randomly from device to device - so I don't think it's a problem with any particular device - but more likely a router issue.
Shouldn't the router recognize all 'friendly' devices automatically? Could it be an device IP address problem? (again, I'm a Joe Homeowner - so I only have a passing understanding of home-networking). I've only done it a few times, but I could probably figure out how to log into the router to check some settings.
Thanx in advance! Striper
Edited by Striper, 20 December 2015 - 10:16 AM.