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Wifi dropping

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#1 bmcgirth


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:40 PM

I have been having some issues with my wifi dropping and assigning my router name, dbb, to dbb2. It's an older router that gets excellent range. i have two homes and it reaches the second one with very strong connection speed. I also recently noticed, when trying to access the belkin router setup page it wont let me connect, from any machine in either house.
Hoping someone can guide me through it.



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#2 bmcgirth

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

For further info I've run:


avast free AV




Junkware removal



the only errors were firefox add ons

Edited by bmcgirth, 18 May 2018 - 04:57 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

Its possible someone has access to your network and accessed the routers login page using the weak default login (admin, admin), and changed it to their own creds (especially if you used to be able to login to the admin page, but now cant).

They can change the SSID to keep you locked out of your own network.


Do a hard re-set of the router, login and change the credentials from default, to a secure user and password only you know!


Dont use WEP for encryption if at all possible...........use WPA2 if your hardware supports it, or WPA at the very least.

Edited by Replicator, 19 May 2018 - 12:51 PM.

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