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#1 shortyman

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:12 PM

Hey guys, i recently upgraded to Verizon FIOS for internet and we received a new router. It has been working very well up until tonight. I was on the internet on a computer in another room with a wireless receiver and it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. I thought it was something to do with the computer so i restarted it. It still didnt work properly so i tryed to connect on a laptop and it didnt work properly on that either but it working fine on the computer that the modem is plugged into. Any ideas of what might be happening? Thanks in advance for any help

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:19 PM

Did you shut down the FIOS router by either turning it off or unplugging it for a minute or so and then powering it back on?


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:17 PM

yes i have tried that and still cant get it to work

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:49 PM

Have you tried going to the manufacturer's web site and see if there is an update available for your router?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 10:08 PM

there is none. its brand new. i just got it on saturday

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 10:55 PM

Are you sure? often even brand spankin' new hardware has out-of-date software. Better double check!

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 03:50 PM

ok i looked online and there are no new updates. I eliminated the cause to be the wireless router and i believe that the problem lies within my computer with the wireless receiver. Any ideas?

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:19 PM

any ideas?

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:10 AM

Only one more suggestion at this stage.

Grab the free trial of Network Magic and see if it can sort things out for you. I tried it and ended up buying it I was so impressed:
http://www.networkmagic.com/download/

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:42 PM

it still doesnt work properly

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 05:34 PM

Some wireless cards are set to operate in a powersaving mode and do not do this well, which causes loss of connections and dropped connections etc. You can set them to run WFO (wide open - ignoring the signal from the router). Right-click My Computer or Computer icon Properties Hardware Device Manager Expand Network adapters Double-click wireless adapter Advance tab Power Management Property. Set the slider to highest connection. (after unchecking the power saver mode PSP).

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 11:12 PM

Another thing to try is changing the broadcast channel on the router from 6 to 1 or 11. There maybe something interfearing with the default channel 6.

Edited by bbboogie2, 22 July 2007 - 11:14 PM.





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