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Belkin Router - WLAN Constantly drops

Q: Belkin Router - WLAN Constantly drops

Ok to make things as clear as possible:

Equipment Used:
I am using a Belkin 802.11g Wireless Router - "54g"

Along with a:

2WIRE Modem provided by Telstra Bigpond (Australia) [Not sure what model] (it's not a modem/router, just a plain modem)

Now I bought the Belkin router and it's an Australian Model as seen here
The connection from my computer to the internet drops every few mins for a few seconds (About 20-30)

Detailed Life Story:
I had Optus net using a motorola netstream 4200 modem prior on the OptusNet ISP "DSL" network (512/128). After some problems with payment/money issues I upgraded to Telstra Bigpond's ADSL Network (1500/256).

Now supplied with the new modem stated above I installed it normally then attached it to the router once I finished configuring it using the ISP's provided CD.

The Internet was working fine for the first few hours and I didn't notice any dropouts or what ever (Maybe because I wasn't very attentive). A couple days later I started noticing drop outs frequently ie. D/Cing from MSN, Downloads Stopping, Firefox not loading during the drop causing me to refresh, D/C during Counterstrike Games.

Now I thought it was the modem at first so I did the process of elimination and directly connected the modem to my computer (Removed the router from the equation) and BAM no dropouts. Only problem is now my sister has no net! So obviously I have to reconnect the router on to and blah blah blah.

So then I checked out my router's settings (Accessed>login>etcetc). "Connection Types"

It was on Dynamic, I changed it to "Telstra Bigpond" and of course it's still not working.

END (Sorry for mega long rant/problem)

What are the possible problems? And obviously how can I fix it?

And so side notes: I had this problem on optusnet dsl before but it was only when I was torrenting for some weird reason. Other wise that's all. (note on note: i'm not currently torrent, running only msn, aim, admuncher, steam and firefox (programs which are visibly online) and still get D/Ced)

Thanks alot in future!

edit: whilst writing/typing this i had 1 dropout.

edit again: added extra info

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A: Belkin Router - WLAN Constantly drops

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This new router has the latest firmware and is within range of my Mac laptop.

It drops signal for 30-60 seconds several times per hour.

Can this be resolved easily within the router settings?

A:Belkin Router repeatedly drops out - please help! (FD8636-4 v2)

It drops signal for 30-60 seconds several times per hour.Click to expand...

"It" being the Mac laptop?

What "signal"?

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Hi all,

need help to resolve a DHCP problem (probably!).

LAN with "Belkin" WLAN (802.11g) / DSL router - set up as DHCP-server - is connected as follows:

- WAN/cable: DSL-line

- LAN/cable : a) WinXP (Home Ed) Workstation 1
b) WinXP (Home Ed) Workstation 2
c) Win98 Workstation 3
- LAN/wireless: Win2k Workstation
NIC: Netgear 108 Mb/s PC-Card WG511T

Router set up as DHCP-server.

No problem with...
...all LAN/cable connections. They work perfectly. Have access to internet, workstations get dynamic IP-addresses, no problem at all.

But massive problem with...
LAN/wireless workstation. It is not assigned any DHCP address although configured in Win2k network settings (see below, hopefully correct)

******** situation with DHCP enabled *****************

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : exxentic
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-09-5B-93-51-A6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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A:WLAN / DSL router DHCP problem (Belkin type)

When you have the W2K computer set for a static IP address:

1. Can you ping a local IP address (assume you can since you have LAN access.

2. Can you ping an external Internet site by IP address.

3. Can you ping an external Internet site by Name.

4. Double check that all the TCP/IP settings you get on the wireless are the same as with the wired computers.

5. If you can't ping by name, you might try entering the true DNS server IP address rather than the router's IP address (just as a test).

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Hi all,
I stumbled across this site as I was doing research related to my constant wireless lockups. I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 router and have an IBM thinkpad for work with a wireless card. I also have a new HP Vista PC with an Ethernet connection hard wired to the router. I have to unplug/plug back in my router 3-4 times a day. Here are my symptoms:

1) Sometimes I can't access from both wireless and hard wired
2) Sometimes the wireless can't be accessed but the hard wired can...but never happens the other way around. In some cases, I can still see the network "name" but can't access the internet.
3) Sometimes wireless goes down for a min or two and then comes back up

It's completely random. I do have wireless security setup (WEP).

What I have done:
1) Have the latest firmware
2) Changed channel from 6 to 11
3) On IBM, turned off any power saving modes for the wireless card

I am at my wits end...I had a similar issue with an old Linksys router but that had more issues than just disconnects. Other than trying a new router...anything else I can check?

A:Belkin Router locks constantly

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I've been given a Belkin F5D7231-4P router/print server. My USB printer (HP PSC2110) is in my bedroom due to lack of space downstairs, and I'm sick of carting my old laptop upstairs to print. I already had an old WAP upstairs (cabled to my router downstairs) to enable use of my laptop in the garden. So I configured the F5D as a WAP and as a print server for the HP, intending to print wirelessly from my Win7 Ultimate (64 bit) desktop downstairs. I can log on to the F5D wirelessly from my PC via my WLAN, and the print server function on the F5D supports the printer fine. But the print server install onto my PC gave error 1805 when trying to install the print server port. So I've installed the printer manually as a TCP/IP port pointing to the IP for the F5D. All seems fine apart from the fact that on my PC the printer shows as offline - I can send a test print - but of course it never comes out, just sits in the print queue. The job in the print queue shows nothing for the port. I found on this site a query about the same problem using a Belkin wireless print server F1UP0001 (solution quoted below) - but have double checked the settings on both the F5D and the printer install on my PC and they're identical to what's suggested for the F1UP0001 (correct IP for my router, RAW set, correct port number for the print server on the F5D etc) I've of course tried rebooting the F5D, the printer, my router, and my PC - to no avail. Any bright ideas please? I&#... Read more

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Hello everyone, this problem has got to the point to where I am not sure what to do next. I am a pc technician for a living so I never usually have problems I cannot fix on my own,

I have a Dell Studio 1745 Laptop and its only a few years old, I recently upgraded my router to be wireless a year or so ago and have had a few d/c issues here and there but mostly has not been a problem.

Recently I have had tons of d/c issues while playing warcraft or browsing the internet in general, anything really.
So I made the mistake of recently updating my WNR1000V3 router's firmware from my laptop's wireless connection. After I did this I saw all sorts of warnings (none built into the firmware itself, sigh) that this was a big no no.

Since then my d/c issues have been horrible but what it does now is my connection will be completely normal then all of a sudden my wireless access point will switch to 'No Internet Access' and it will drop my internet.

The only way I can get it back is to go into the other room and reset the router by either unplugging it, or pressing the reset button on the back, once it reboots and everything, my laptop sees the connection again, and it has Internet Access fine.
Soo I went and made the problem much worse, the lame part of the situation is before I had this firmware issue I was getting this problem anyways.

I decided if I could flash a older version of firmware to the router using my desktop that is wired to the router I could th... Read more

A:Solved: Router seems to constantly disconnect from my network, wireless signal drops

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I have 3 pcs connected wireless to belkin wireless router.

All sharing cable internet connection.

Two of the pcs loose internet connection intermitently but still have a excellent wireless connection to the router and still have an ip address.

The 3rd pc which was used to set up the router is always live and never has a problem.

I have no pcs directly wired to the router.

I am letting the router choose ip addresses.

The router does not loose internet connection

If someone can help me, this would improve my relationship with my wife

A:Clients Loosing WLAN Internet But Not WLAN Router Connection

from the limited information provided ...
1. if the phone rings and you lose connection then you might wanna change your channels
2. disable the wireless connection and then enable it from control panel -> network connections

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hey guys, like the title says, i keep losing my connection every 4-6 hrs. here's a list of devices:

*Desktop p4
*DSL Modem
*linksys wireless router WRT54GX. B/G
*laptop dell latitude with built-in Wi-fi.

Setup: i have DSL connected directly to router, Router To PC, and Laptop to wireless lan. Router is configured to use DHCP, it is broadcasting the ssid, i have my wep setup. the router is sitting almost on top of the Desktop monitor. I ask, is it better if i setup an Static IP or DHCP is better? Its really annoying losing your connection specially when you're in the middle of something. HELP!!!

A:Wlan drops connection..

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Our company has up to date Cisco wireless controllers, layer 3 switches and a new installation of 100 - Cisco 1852I access points. Concentration of access points is strong and connections to a single access point is rarely above 6 clients. Users have
Windows 10 and 7 laptops, high quality Dell.
Occasionally users will drop and and must click to reconnect for 3-5 minutes. Much time has been spent with Cisco support to find the issue.

Below are the 2 errors we see in WLAN-AutoConfig when this happens. Might this be a Windows issue? 
Log Name:
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig
Date: 3/30/2017 12:58:44 PM
Event ID: 11006
Task Category: MsmSecurity
Level: Error
Keywords: (1024),(512)
Computer: 31708-lap.NES.Local
Wireless security failed.

Network Adapter: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Interface GUID: {aab823c4-dbd7-4306-80d3-d1a85d7b6111}
Local MAC Address: B8:08:CF:4B:FA:F8
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Peer MAC Address: DC:CE:C1:2F:5F:0E
Reason: The authenticator is no longer present
Error: 0x0

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig" Guid="{9580D7DD-0379-4658-9870-D5BE7D52D6DE}" />
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I wonder what could cause one laptop frequently every now and then loses the wlan connection, while another even on the same table keeps the connection forever. The signal is 100%, no other wlan networks in the neighborhood, both laptops running XP Home Finnish etc. etc. The laptops in question are almost identical both in hardware and settings, plain vanilla factory settings with some extra RAM added for antivirus to run smoothly.

I can think about driver issues, or wireless network card settings, or energy saving settings, but where should I start searching? Many times the translations from original English to Finnish in Windows settings tabs are so poor that the meaning of a sentence can be understood in two totally opposite ways!

Thanks in advance.

A:One drops off wlan, another doesn't

Check for cordless phone and also it depends on the range ,if possible change wireless channel in your router or model . these intermittent wireless connections issue errupt due to interference of radio active devices.

nothing much i can think of................... check if ur laptop has got third party wireless application rather having windows mangae it try to configure the wireless application

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Hi i'm looking from a little help, after some searching I have found a couple of articles talking about the atheros 5006 adapter failing and if im not mistake there are a few solutions but I have found nothing talking about the 5007 adapter.

Can anyone suggest any potential solution and is anyone else experiencing similar issues?


A:NC10 wlan random drops

Quote: Originally Posted by maccamac

Hi i'm looking from a little help, after some searching I have found a couple of articles talking about the atheros 5006 adapter failing and if im not mistake there are a few solutions but I have found nothing talking about the 5007 adapter.

Can anyone suggest any potential solution and is anyone else experiencing similar issues?


I found drivers for the 5007:
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter FREE Download

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Hello, I just got a YOGA X1 1st Generation. It has been set up new when I purchsed it. Actually I am pretty happy with the device but I am facing a problem with the WIFI connection. The X1 disconnects actually after few seconds or maximum few minutes and then reconnects.I already downloaded latest drivers from Lenovo and frequently uninstalled and reinstalled the cards drivers. I changed energy settings as sometimes suggested on the net, but nothing helped. I started already thinking that the laptop has a hardware problem, but then (actually accidently) I switched the X1 hotspot on when the X1 was connected to the WLAN, and magically the WLAN connection seems to stay stable (at least the indicators indicte that it is connected) for hours already. Few seconds after switching the hotspot on the X1 off again ...the disaster starts again.... I actually dont wanna go on each day working through this workaround, moreover I can not judge what it means to battery life having the hotspot always on. Any ideas?  I would be happy. Frank 

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Hello All,

I've had a search on the Internet, but am having trouble finding the solution to our problems.

We have a Belkin ADSL Modem with built-in wireless router (model: F5D7630-4A) and have used it for a good few years now, with our desktop computer.

I bought a Dell Sutdio 15 laptop recently, and we have had problems with connectivity since.

When it is solely my laptop in use, the connection is fine, however I always need to reconnect the router several times, before the internet works permanently on my laptop.

The same occurs when other laptops are in use in the house, so it disrupts everyones connection whilst I try to connect mine.

Secondly, when we have visitors with laptops, and my laptop and theres try to connect at the same time, the internet never works, and the WLAN light switches off - not very helpful. The network appears for everyone, but when connecting, it never works.

There is probably a very straight forward solution to our problems, and if anyone could provide a solution of sorts, I'd be very grateful - I don't have much knowledge on modems!

Many thanks in advance,

A:Belkin Wireless Problems - WLAN Light goes off

Some things you can try here, listed in the order you should try them.
For wireless connections, remove all the stored wireless profiles and search for networks. You'll have to enter the encryption key again, which is sometimes the issue for connection problems.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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Hi. I have TWO Dell Inspiron 15 laptops that are set up just about the same regarding hardware and software. I also have a HP G7 laptop. I have a Belkin AC1200FE router that has a USB port to plug in a printer so I can print from any computer on my network. All you need to make it all work, seamlessly, is an application called USB Control Center distributed by Belkin, as well as printer drivers installed on each device you want to print from. The program will make a connection to the printer so the computer can print documents. Then, the connection is dropped after x seconds of inactivity to allow for other computers to make a connection for printing. Sounds nice, right?

Let's give the devices on my network names, hopefully it all makes sense.
My Inspiron - Alpha
My G7 - Bravo
Wife's Inspiron - Charlie
Router - Router
Printer - Printer
USB Control Center - the program

So, I installed the program on Bravo, installed the printer drivers on Bravo, and was able to print a test page quickly.

I already had the program installed on Alpha, as well as the drivers, and have never had issues printing from Alpha.

Then, I installed the program on Charlie, and immediately I noticed an issue. The program is able to detect when printer drivers are installed, however the program refuses to detect my successful installation of the drivers. Keep in mind that Alpha and Charlie are the same machines both hardware and software. So, instead of simply installing the drivers, I went into the o... Read more

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Ugh, I don't like it when I feel like a tech noob.

For several years, my family has run an ADSL connection with Telstra, on one of their stock Thomson TG782T (I think) modem/routers. It had worked mostly fine for most of it's life (with the odd bug and need for a restart). Early January this year, it started to drop the entire system's connection to ADSL (it still considered everything to be connected to it, and there was apparently Internet access, but it was so incredibly slow that we pages and emails just sat on the same loading progress). A simple flick of the switch would re-establish connection, for the time being. As time went on, this became more frequent until it didn't fix the problem at all, so we decided to get a new modem/router.

On the old router, we had about 8-10 devices hooked in, three by Ethernet, 5-7 via wireless. I'll list them, just to be on the safe side.
By WiFi
2 laptops - 1 Windows 7, 1 Windows Vista. The Windows 7 one is usually on in the afternoon, the other is used probably once a day for emails.
1 Desktop PC running Windows Vista. It is rarely used though.
2 iPad 2s. School makes us have these, and they are usually on.
2-4 smartphones, depending on the time of day.

And via Ethernet:
1 iMac - running OSX 10 Lion. This is almost always on, but asleep. I have run Minecraft servers on this in the past with no problems.
1 Epson Stylus TX550W printer
And on occasion, 1 Desktop PC running Windows XP

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Short story even shorter, there was a semi-power outage this morning (lights were very dim but power wasn't totally off), and when the power came back on my router stopped working. Here's what I know:

-The WLAN LED is no longer lit so there's no wireless. That orange CiscoSystems button is no longer glowing orange either if that means much.

-For some odd reason a wired connection through any of the ethernet ports on the router no longer works either, though the LED's still light up when connected, along with the internet LED.

-The modem works fine, I'm connected to the internet directly from the modem right now.

-I've tried to reset the router, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

-I've tried to access the router config settings, and the page doesn't load.

-I've tried to look up the routers ip address through the command prompt but when I enter the command "ipconfig" when I'm wired through the router I always get the response something along the lines of "media disconnected". When I try the command when connected directly to the modem the default gateway ip address comes up as ''. This doesn't work either.
I've been searching the web for solutions for hours and I can't find one. This is actually the first time I've ever had to post a thread asking for help and I've experienced a slew of computer problems over the years, lol.

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A:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router WLAN light off - no internet access via router AT ALL.

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Really need some help here, going crazy . We have a Sagemcom FAST 1704 modem/router from windstream, our ISP, and have been trying to get servers going for Minecraft game with no luck. So we thought that we could attach our Belkin router to the modem since we were having port forwarding problems. I have tried numerous times to set up the router with this modem and have even tried the bridge mode, but then I don't get internet access through the Belkin router....have no idea what I am doing wrong . I am running Windows XP....and my brother, who I want on the same network, is running Windows Vista...which I really hate. I had my XP connected, but could not get the Vista connected....then I completely messed it up and just am at my wits end....can someone please walk me through this? Let me know any info you need and how to send it to you .
Thanks a lot,

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Hi friends ...

I hav bsnl broadband connection in my home.... I connected a tplink wired for browsing...

I also have a belkin wireless router..... I connected those routers.... And only wired communication is possible
and i cant access in wireless connection... Pls help me

i m sttuggling....

A:How to connect tp-link adsl router with belkin wireless router???

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My laptop is an Intel Pentium Inside, made by Toshiba.

From what I can tell, my laptop is the only one in the house that seems to have issues with its wireless connectivity. At any given point in time, it will just seem to have issues staying connected, drop the connection for a few moments, and then restore it a few seconds later.

Now, while this doesn't interfere with internet usage very often, this does mean that Instant Messengers and things such as chatrooms are frequently exited out of for me, which has grown to be very annoying.

Every time I move my laptop from one room to another or shut down the computer and start it back up, it drops the connection. Recently, it has even started randomly dropping the connection throughout the day.

I'm at wit's end, and I have no idea what to do. Can anyone help me with this?

A:Wireless Connection Constantly Drops

and welcome to the Forum

The first thing to do is update the network driver . . download the newest one from the Toshiba support site.

Official Toshiba Support | Toshiba

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Hello, I just recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad U310. I'm very satisfied with everything about it... except for one little problem.

It constantly drops the wireless connection, unless I'm in the same room as the router. If I'm in the same room, everything runs super fast, however, if I'm across the house or upstairs (the router is downstairs), it'll drop connection every 20-30 minutes. The weird thing is, other devices (4 laptops & 3 iPhones) work just fine. Even my old HP laptop has fine connection upstairs, so I'm starting to think it's a problem with my laptop's wireless card.

Another thing that makes me think it's the laptop's problem... I was with my dad at a public library using their wifi the other day. My dad's computer ran at an average speed while mine was ridiculously slow.

The card is Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200. I've updated the driver directly from the Intel website, but no help. I've tried changing channels, no help. I'm not sure what else I can do. Is it just simply because the laptop has a weak wireless network card? It can't be the router's problem right? Since all other devices work?

For the next two years I'll be living in a dorm, most likely using a ethernet cable, will this problem still appear if I'm not using the internet wirelessly?

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A:NEW laptop drops wireless constantly

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Ladies & gents,

I work for a smallish company that is about to expand. We're going from 4 computers connected to a Belkin 4-port router and adding 20 computers to a switch, which is connected to a D-Link DI-604 which is connected to the Belkin.

This reason for this convoluted setup is that the 20 new PCs need to be restricted in what they can access on the internet (2 sites and connect to a server). We don't want to restrict the 4 original PCs.

We picked up the D-Link due to its ability to control domains pretty easily. The problem is, I need an open connection to a specific IP address on ports 4040 and 701 for a program that the users will be accessing.

When I keep domain blocking off, the program connects to the remote server no problem. As soon as domain blocking is on, no dice. So now you're thinking: 'Just open the ports, idiot.' Tried it, no dice. I've opened the ports on both the D-Link and the Belkin (which isn't really necessary since the Belkin's firewall is off).

If you have been able to follow this long and arduous post and have any ideas as to where I'm screwing up, your responses will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all.

A:Dsl + Belkin Router + Dlink Router + 3com Switch

Since you can restrict by IP with the D-Link, why not lose the Belkin and just use the D-Link as the only router?

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?


A:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Hey im having some trouble with my wireless adapter. I know that it is not my routers problem since i have my xbox set up into it and i never get any kind of lag on it same if i hook a pc up to it. Problem is my wireless adapter that is new will start out in the 40-50s mbps. But after a few mins of useing my computer it will make a sudden drop down anywhere from 1-18 mbps. I am the only person useing internet in my household and i have a good internet plan with verizon. Usealy the only way to fix this is to pull out my wireless adapter for a few mins than put it back in. If not i have to just do something else for a few hours and it will go back up again. I am getting a decent signal strength so i really do not understand the problem. Also when my mbps drops down very low it will even go so far as not letting me browse the internet at all. It will say i am connected to local and internet like normal yet i wont beable to connect to anything and i will have to restart my connection again.

A:My wireless adapter gets around 54 Mbps but it constantly drops to 5-18

Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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The new P70 Docking Station constantly drops peripheral connection with. There is never a reconnection, just constant drop sound.I can tell which by the beeps. And the beeps are annoying. I don't know what it is, but it happens every ten minutes or so, sometimes every minute. The only thing connected is monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thoughts on how to diagnose? I've tried watching Device Manager, etc, but can't notice any change (or it's buried too deep)

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The new P70 Docking Station constantly drops and reconnects...something. I can tell by the beeps, so it's annoying. I don't know what it is, but it happens every ten minutes or so. The only thing connected is monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thoughts on how to diagnose?

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I have an Alienware M14x, Windows 7 and Killer Wireless N1202 Wireless Adapter. My issue is that I'll be on a game server humming along just fine (lets say Minecraft for now) when all of a sudden I notice that I haven't been getting connection for about 7 seconds then. Once its over everythings okay. However, it happens almost once every minute and it lasts for much longer at times resulting in my getting kicked for no response. It doesn't hamper normal browsing but its an obvious pain for gaming. I solved it once before, a while back, but its come back in its original form. I couldn't find the method I used before. All I remember is reading a forum that said to uninstall something from my Device Manager that Windows had added in and once I did it worked beautifully. I think it might have cropped back up in an update or something. But I have tried renewing my IP, turning off power saving on my network adapter, restarting everything, but I can't find that utility to uninstall nor the forum I saw. I could really use some help here...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -1984 Mb (My Discrete is nVidia GeForce GTX 765M)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 704920 MB, Free - 365965 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 07MJ2Y
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I have a Netgear WGR614v.5 wireless router connected to my Quest DSL internet connection. My HP Pavilion laptop has problems connecting if it is not sitting in the same room as the router. The built in wireless card (Broadcom) will not see the network at all once it is in another room and the card I bought (D-Link) will pick up a connection in various places in the house, but will drop the connection if the computer gets moved my even an inch, sometimes less. It's extremely eratic. Both cards are included in my list of approved MAC addresses, and have the correct WEP password. There are three other laptops (Dell, Tosiba, Apple) that belong to family members or friends that have no problem connecting at all. The network signal is strong throughout the house. The settings on my HP are all equivalent to the settings on the compters that work, so I'm can't figure out why I can't connect. Anyone have an idea?

A:HP laptop constantly drops wireless connection

Hi, did you try without the MAC filter, I had the same problem with my Linksys router and my Dell Inspirion. I disabled MAC filteringand it's working fine.

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This is an area I have less knowledge on than other areas.

Is there a way to optimise my wireless router/connection?

When I'm in games, it drops me out, but I still have internetivity.

I'm baffled, and I'd like to give wireless a good chance, instead of thinking it is useless. I know a couple other people who use wireless, but don't get dropped, but experience ping spikes.

I gather that my dropping out is a result of some ping spiking, but it's not all because of a ping spike, am I correct?


I put in a DVDROM, to install UT3 and COD4. I had previously done some MS updates and needed to restart after installing COD4. When I restarted the DVDrom was no longer detected. The DVDrom does have power, but it gets cut off, when the Windows Loading screen starts up. Is this a problem I can fix in setup.

Also, my monitor connection worked it's way loose, and I tightened it, is this just a coincidence that I tightened the monitor cable and then the DVDrom no longer worked?

Thanks for any help.

A:Gamer, wireless network drops me out constantly.

I don't know much at all about networks, so I can't help there, but...

about the DVDROM I believe it is coincidence, but you may wann check once more that all the connections are tight on the DVDROM.

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HiI hope someone can help me, this problem has been ongoing since the first day i bought it in 2012 december. the wifi disconnects to a 'limited' state. upon checking the device manager, the wireless adaptor is disabled. so i enable it and it gets back on again but no sooner is it on, it drops again. in 2014 i got dell tech to replace a new wifi card. on the spot, he too see how the new card didnt solve the problem. he nevertheless still left with the problem unsolved.recently the problem got very bad to a point it disconnects almost right away when i connect it back. i googled and found theres tonnes of issue with this wireless n2230. i came across a solution (disabling bluetooth). it worked for a day but the same thing came back after.i have done all sorts. factory reset, disabling and re-enabling, update windows and browsers and everything i can think of, its updated. im currently on win8, i do not know what other info i need to provide. i hope someone can help me im on the verge of smashing it out the window

A:intel wireless n2230 drops constantly

My first question would be if you have upgraded to Windows 8.1. If not that would be the first thing I would do.
If you have 8.1 then I am assuming it is 64bit.
What is the make and model of the computer?

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Hello. Tearing hair out here. Been searching threads here and all over google. I have DSL thru Century Link. Router is Zyxel pk5001z. 2 laptops being used. ( well, they were until my MB fried out.) My laptop has Win 7, my girlfriends has Vista.- Dell inspiron 1525. Only had the service for about 2 mo's. My laptop was working fine wirelessly. Hers drops constantly.Currently hers is the only one being used.Sometimes shows the red x, other times just local only.- Drops and reconnects within seconds. I have set channel to 6 and 11. disabled IPC 6 in laptop adapter, uninstalled/reinstalled wireless card in device manager, checked for newer driver, checked for firmware upgrade in modem, set to g/n only, ( no option for G only) connection strenth is full. No wirless phones, no close neighbors, etc. I have read posts indicating the routers are junk, other posts saying Vista has issues with certian routers, but nothing that pinpoints my exact problem. Also, just re-loaded Vista the other day. Had this problem before and after reload. Oh and the laptop works fine hardwired. Please help.

A:Solved: Wireless connectin drops constantly on second laptop

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Recently , the NVIDIA NForce Networking Controller is constantly dropping connection and when it does , I lose connection to the Internet and I am booted out of my applications. It only happens for a few seconds.

I am running Windows XP Home and SP3

I am running a cable modem to a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router.

What could be the cause of this and how can it be corrected?


A:NVIDIA NForce Networking Controller constantly drops

This is happeneing to the wired PC and not a laptop connected via Wireless. When it happens I see a small network Cable unplugged popup on the toolbar.

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Good Evening,  I recently purchased a Lenovo Erazer x315 for my girlfriend which worked fine for the first week. Now however the Wi-Fi keeps dropping connection, though it shows it?s still connected and she has to manually disconnect and reconnect to the Wi-Fi. It has disconnected her 4 times in the last hour as I've been trying to google solutions. She did the scan via the diagnostics page on this website and nothing failed. We thought it could be her router taking a dump, but her old laptop has been able to maintain a connection throughout her disconnects. The tower is primarily used for Teamspeak, Archeage, Minecraft, YouTube, FB, and a few artsy programs she has. Don?t know if any of that would affect it. Any help would be appreciated, being that I'm in the military, gaming is our main source of keeping in touch. The constant DC's are kind of aggravating to say the least. 

A:Lenovo Erazer X315, Constantly drops Wifi.

Hi there. Try to reinstall the wireless driver for the computer. QCA Wifi driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le... Realtek Wifi driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le... Realtek Wireless Lan driver: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/Lenovo-Erazer-X-Series-desktops/Le...

I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. #LenovoIN. I don't work for Lenovo.

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We have a number of X1 Yoga 2nd Gen (20JG) w/ EM7455 LTE cards. We have updated all drivers on some machines but we continue to have issues w/ the card at time dropping connectivity to LTE and it not returning until a reboot or a disable/enable of the LTE card.When the connectivity hangs you are unable to ping any IP addresses. This occurs randomly but is seen within an hour of waking up from a sleep.  Lastest driver as of July 29, 2019 has helped some but not fixed the problem. We have tested newer firmware version for Verizon but in those cases when the connectivity issues happen the entire card resets itself losing connectivity anyway. We have tested on Windows 10 1803 and 1903 w/ similar results. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

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Hi, i have been having some problems with my internet connection in that it drops constantly, as in every 20 - 30 minutes or so. I live in a house where there are three laptops in operation but mine is the only one with this problem. i have tried moving to different areas around the house but this still doesnt help and the problem persists. It is even worse when i am streaming something such as a video or when im on skype sometimes dropping out after 5 minutes.
I thought it might be my computer but it also happens on my phone at the same time as it drops on my laptop.
about a year ago my laptop did overheat which damaged some of the components and that has been a persistent problem also but the last time this happened was about two months ago and this problem with the internet has only been present for about a week!
I am at a loss and have no idea what why it is happening or how to fix it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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I've always thought so highly of HP and as such, decided to purchase an HP laptop - an HP Envy 15-K233ca Notebook. I have had some issues from the start and one in particular, is making for a rather unpleasant experience. The wifi connection keeps dropping.  It drops when the system is put in sleep mode, when I surf the net and even after a reboot.   I walked through the issue (and a few others) with HP's  help desk this evening and after 2 hours was met with the same problem.  I am now having to reboot the computer and troubleshoot to try and maintain a wifi connection.  This is my first experience with an HP Laptop and I'm disappointed.  It's unfortunate, but I may have to return it.  I'll be walking over to Apple for a replacement.   If someone from HP can resolve this for once and for all, it would be helpful. Otherwise, I will have no choice but to return the unit. Note:  I've noticed that others experience the same issue.  I requested that HP's Help Desk install drivers to resolve the issue.  If this didn't work after our session this evening, then I'm afraid it may be a hardware issue.  


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A:Wifi drops constantly on brand new HP Envy Notebook.

Hello, Thank you for taking time to respond.  It appears that the box was already unchecked.  Good idea though as others may have this checked and can hopefully look into this solution.  I asked tech support in India to download drivers that could rectify the issue.  It appears to have worked. Thank you again.Madison.

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My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.

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The network Wi-Fi constantly drops the connection in Windows 10. I have to go to device manager, disable it and then enable it to reconnect. This is very annoying and interrupts my work on the internet. What can I do to fix it?

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My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.

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My computer is a Toshiba Sattelite o/s win 7. My wi fi signal is excellent, yet my signal keeps dropping or saying limited access. I have tried resetting the router and resetting my default windows settings on the computer. All other lap tops and wireless devices in the house do not have an issue. I discovered the other day as long as the laptop ( not the router) is plugged in and not running on batter power that i do not have a problem staying connected. For fun i wondered if it had something to do with the power cord making some kind of connection when plugged into the lap top, (since everything is more compact in them) I tried having the power cord plugged into the lap top but not into a power source but I still lost signal. Any suggestions?

A:Wifi connection constantly drops when lap top is operating on battery power

Sounds like you may have some power saving option for the wireless adapter when on battery. If so, try a higher (e.g., maximum performance) setting.

My attachment shows that for the plan I'm using I have 'medium power saving' for the wireless when on battery. If I were having your problem I would change that setting to 'Maximum Performance' and test.

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I have a Toshiba M45-S359 notebook laptop. About every 20-30 seconds, the wireless connection drops off (and immediately automatically reconnects). This is not a router issue because I tried 2 different routers (Linksys and Netgear) and also the wireless connection is perfectly stable on the other laptop I have. There are no interference issues. My phone operates at a very different (5.8 GHz) frequency. Also, the issue exists even when I have the laptop sitting very close to the router. Any suggestions/advice? Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless connection constantly drops - Toshiba Satellite M45-S359 notebook

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I want to transfer files between 2 Laptops over WLAN but without a Router.
How to do it?
WiFi Direct? How do it work in Windows 10?

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ok just to start, im a beginner so bear with me.

i have a speedtouch 585v6 wireless router on AOL in england and i have been using my DELL Inspiron 1525 laptop (vista home premium) with their built in wireless card just fine for about 2 months. But recently I have not been able to connect to the router. my laptop says it has a low wireless signal and the router is not responding even though im sitting next to it!!! arghh!!!

i hope anybody can help me, if not its alright.

many thanks

EDIT: message to TERRYNET: how do i reset my router to its default factory settings?

I have an xbox 360 connected via an ethernet cable and an OLD (and i mean old, 1998) Toshiba laptop using the same ethernet as the xbox 360 (so only one can connect at a single time) sometimes a psp and my laptop connected to the router.

I havnt used the laptop with any other network. I saw another thread with the same sort of propblem cos i put my laptop in sleep and/or hibernate a lot so tht mite be the problem but im not so sure.

many thanks... again

A:WLAN on router not working, please help me!!!

Are you sure whether this is a router or an adapter problem? Is there another computer connecting to your network, or have you tried your laptop on another wireless network?

If it's the router it may be failing. Reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. Sometimes this brings them back to life, at least for a while.

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I have a (hopefully rather basic) problem with the configuration of my new D-Link router DIR-657.

Now, what I had in mind was rather simple, but apparently I don't know the correct settings to
achieve it... (A lack of knowlegde on my side, I guess. I have some experience setting up simple
networks with a few windows computers and broadband modems, but the last time was some
time ago and this one here seems to be a bit more complicated than I thought...)

I have one PC (Win7 Ultimate 64) with a 3G modem (via USB) and want to use this computer (PC1)
and the 3G connection to act as the internet connection (using ICS) for my home network.
This computer now connects to the new D-Link router (via LAN).
I want to use this router to connect the other devices in this network (LAN/WLAN) with PC1 so they
can also use this internet connection (via ICS) and also for the other basic network uses (file sharing,
printing, ...).
The setup of ICS was not a problem (I think) and the local network (LAN/WLAN) is working alright,
but how do I have to configure the router so he "knows" that all internet traffic is going through the
3G connection (ICS) at PC1 (LAN port) and not its WAN port (which is empty) while maintaining
the functionality of the network (file sharing, printer,...) of course.

[FYI... I want to use PC1 (with 3G) for my internet connection because I want/need the VPN
connection I have installed on this PC. While there are a few (WLAN-)router out there that can
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A:ICS + LAN/WLAN Router configuration

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Will a N router connect with a windows vista B/G WLAN? If so, then will the speed be faster or the same as a b/g connection will be and what would be the best router to get?

A:Connecting WLAN b/g with an n router

the speed will be at whatever the lowest connection is - so if you use a B that 11, G 54 etc
But you need to set the router up to support mix types (they have a drop down for this in most) otherwise it will only work with N if set for N

I cant suggest a particular make, I'll wait for one of the netwrok gurus to answer and reply

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Yeah im trying to figure out how to set up a bypass for vuze (downloading program) on my Belkin N1 Wireless router. I know how to get to the router page by typing in the default gateway but after that im stumped on how to get to the bypass page. I Know that there is a way to do it (Someone on youtube did it on a linksys) but i cant figure it out. could someone help me?

A:Belkin Router Help

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