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New Router Help. Connection Keeps Dropping.


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#1 Kitana

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:35 AM

Okay, so I screwed up my old router by trying to update the firmware. Stupid, but whatever. I bought the same thing, but the newer version, I suppose. It's a BEFSX41 Ver 2.1 Linksys wired router. Connected it, worked fine, great.

Then I noticed that when I'm on AIM, every 20 minutes or so I'll get kicked off, then I'll sign right back on. I thought maybe it was just AOL being stupid, but my mom told me that on her computer she can't stay in Pogo games or whatever other poker games she plays. Those being played in Internet Explorer, not AOL.

It's been a week since I got the router. Still getting kicked off every 20 or so minutes. I've called Linksys twice, talked to their tech support, and both times they've given me something to try. Told me to call back if it doesn't work. First was connect the computer directly to the modem to see if it was my internet provider. Nope, worked fine. Then the other person had me change the MTU to like 1365 or something, and the Link Speed & Duplex to 10Mbps/Half Duplex. That didn't work either. I seriously do not feel like calling them back because it honestly feels like they know less than I do. Plus I cannot understand them.

Anyone have ANYTHING I can try? I'm almost positive its something with the settings. It's almost like the router is resetting the connection. I'm not smart enough on the subject to know exactly what to change though. Help, please!!

Btw I have Windows XP, two desktop computers and a xbox 360 connected to the router, if that helps anything.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:33 AM

Nobody? I'm in serious need of help. There's gotta be someone who knows something.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:02 PM

Since the network works fine without the router, and there's a history of a problem with the firmware updates - I'd say the router was toast. Have you tried to flash it with the correct firmware? If so, what happens?

The next thing to try is another router to see if it does it with that.
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