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New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

Q: New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

God, I loathe networking. I know my way around, but I'm going to front. I have no idea what's going on here.

Some specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 164790 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , JV71TR , Rev , LXPJD020190041ADB22000
Antivirus: None
​The router is a Linksys BEFSR41. The only other machine we have connected to our router is an Xbox360. All wired connections.

I recently upgraded to an Acer Aspire 7540-1408 laptop w/ Windows 7 Home from an old, decrepit XP desktop, which worked perfectly fine with this router and the Xbox360.

Get the laptop (brand new), connect it, start it up, and Xbox-live loses connection. Basically, every time the laptop connects, the Xbox disconnects. So whenever the hubby is gaming, I can't start my laptop, as it will boot him. We have...er...accomodated this issue, but other issues have made themselves known.

I experience intermittent disconnections from the network. I can find no rhyme or reason to them. Sometimes they won't happen for days, and other times, it'll happen every minute. It only flickers, and it will connect right back to the network (usually). But when it reconnects, the Xbox-live disconnects, and... well, you see my issue. (No one wants the butthurt rage of a Gears of War gamer just barely robbed of victory because of my stupid laptop.)

Here's what my logs say, in chronological order:
Log Name: System
Date: 9/18/2010 5:31:59 PM
Event ID: 8033
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Sam-PC
The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{AF88FF8A-BC48-4BA2-914B-4B3DA1BE4440} because a master browser was stopped.
Log Name: System
Source: k57nd60a
Date: 9/18/2010 5:31:59 PM
Event ID: 4
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Sam-PC
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: The network link is down. Check to make sure the network cable is properly connected.
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-SharedAccess_NAT
Date: 9/18/2010 5:32:01 PM
Event ID: 31004
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Sam-PC
The DNS proxy agent was unable to allocate 0 bytes of memory. This may indicate that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has encountered an internal error.
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 9/18/2010 5:32:00 PM
Event ID: 7042
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
Computer: Sam-PC
The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.

The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]

Comment: None
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 9/18/2010 5:32:00 PM
Event ID: 7036
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Sam-PC
The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service entered the stopped state.
Log Name: System
Source: k57nd60a
Date: 9/18/2010 5:32:01 PM
Event ID: 9
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Sam-PC
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: Network controller configured for 100Mb full-duplex link.
We've tried various things over the months to force harmony on this network. I can't possibly list everything, but I have tried updating drivers, reconfiguring the router, setting it to factory defaults, swapping out cords, etc etc. Since this setup worked with both my XP and Vista systems, I'm left pointing a finger at... well... my stupid laptop.

Any thoughts? Help and/or advice is greatly appreciated. Greatly. Enormously!

Preferred Solution: New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

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kinda long story........here's the short version.

I bought a linksys router (BEFSR41) 6 months ago. I only used it sporadically so I finally stored it.

Recently I hooked it up again, I now have 2 computers at home.

1) win2k machine (1.5gHz) with onboard 100Mbps ethernet
2) win98 machine (500mHz) with seperate 10Mbps realtek ethernet card

I cannot get a consistent connection to the internet on both machines. I get occasional sporadic connections on each. I also at one time was able to access the win2k machine from the win98 machine, but never vice versa. I've seen 2 error messages- one was an IP conflict error and the other was a hardware conflict. I however have not even been successful at regenerating the error messages (I've seen each one time, but cannt reproduce them.

What have I tried.
1) Reset the modem and the router (cutting them off and on in different orders at different times).
2) disconnected one machine or the other
3) connect the machine directly to the cable modem

Nothing has afforded me a consistent connection.

Im confused reading this....but.....can anyone help???


A:intermittent connection with linksys router

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Issue: Recently I upgraded an older Linksys-B (BEFW11S4) with a new Linksys-G (WRT54GL) router. I desired better encryption and improved internal bandwidth (54 mbps vs. 11 mbps) on my home network. After the upgrade, without any reason that I can find, my home network printer & file sharing has become intermittent. A reboot of my main computer (HP, Windows 7, 64-bit) and my notebook (HP, Windows Vista, 32-bit) restores my network connectivity (e.g. ability to share printers and files) for a few hours. Then without warning I lose printer & file sharing again. Unfortunately, I have not been able to replicate the issue at will. It occurs randomly without any cause that I can isolate.

Background: I had been running Comcast's version of McAfee Security Suite which when I turned off the firewall it immediately restored my print & file sharing. In troubleshooting what settings in McAfee's Personal Firewall might need to be changed, I discovered that Comcast had switched security providers to Norton 360. After uninstalling McAfee and then using their tool to remove McAfee with reboots in between, I installed Norton 360 (Version However, even with Norton I continue to have an intermittent loss of printer & file sharing.

As an FYI, both router's firmware have been upgraded. All Microsoft Windows updates & patches have been applied on both the main computer and notebook. All updates have been applied to the Norton 360 product on both compu... Read more

A:Solved: Linksys Intermittent Loss of File & Print Sharing

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I have a desktop and a laptop, both Windows 7 Home 64 bit, using Internet Explorer 11. The desktop is Ethernet connection, the laptop is wifi, the DSL router is wifi provided by AT&t. I really don't recall seeing the problem with the desktop, and I get it a lot with the laptop. But I don't use the desktop nearly as much.
The problem: a lot of times I will open IE 11 and click on one of it's news articles or something I want to see and it will not connect to the article or web site. I get a notice such as "The 2Wire 2701HG-B gateway does not currently detect a DSL signal". When I look at the lower taskbar where it shows wifi connections, it shows my 'handle' and says 'connected'. I'll have to close the browser, try to open it again, and after a bit I can usually get it to connect, but it sure is annoying. Occasionally I will right click and then click to open it in another tab and sometimes I can get it to open. But it seems like I have to keep fighting the connection issues. I have rebooted the router several times, it keeps happening. I'm running McAfee on the desktop, Microsoft Security on the laptop. This has been going on for months, I'm finally getting tired of it --any ideas to help is appreciated. I'm not that experienced with computers so it could be something simple and I just don't know about it. But any help is appreciated.

A:connection to wifi router from laptop intermittent

If possible I would connect the Laptop with an Ethernet cable and see if the problem continues. This will eliminate the Wi-Fi as a problem. From the error message it sounds like a DSL problem with you ISP


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I am the librarian of the public library in Plainview, Texas. We were recently forced to change from DSL service to cable because the DSL broadband provider went bankrupt. We purchased a Linksys cable/dsl router (model BEFSR41, ver. 2) and after our third router, this last directly from Linksys, we are still experiencing intermittent Internet connection. I have spent many hours on the phone with Linksys but still no workable solutions. We use a fixed IP and the cable company swears it's not their problem and I believe them because when Internet service goes down, I am unable to ping the router. The router will come back up on its own in a few minutes (or faster if I unplug it for a few seconds) but it may operate for a couple of hours or only a few minutes before crashing. We have a 25-computer LAN but seldom are more than a dozen people online at any one time and crashes have occurred with a single user online after hours. Any suggestions. Right now I've lowered the MTUs to 1000 but I'm grasping at straws.

A:intermittent service with linksys router

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I have one 2008 Vista Dell XPS PC, a 2009 Toshiba Vista laptop with internal b/g/n capability, and a 2006 Compaq XP PC. Currently I use a Toshiba pcx1100U modem, a D-Link DI-614+ router, and a DWL-G122 USB adaptor for the Compaq. the Toshiba uses its built in receiver and the Dell is wired to the router. The D-Link has reached all three levels of our house (is in the basement and reaches the top floor). Internet is provided by Cox. It comes through the wall, to the modem, to the router, then to the PCs. I used to have zone alarm on the Compaq and Dell. I did not put it on the new Toshiba, did not replace it on the Compaq when I "recovered" the OS recently. It is still on the Dell. I am using the Windows firewall alone on the Toshiba and Compaq at this time. I use AVG free anti virus on all three machines.

The problem is for many months now I have intermittent internet connections. I can make the initial connections, but then have trouble maintaining the connection as time passes. The compaq seems most noticeable, although we use it less. I checked two days ago, and every thirty minutes the network icon in the systray would pop up and say the PC was reconnected, and then the connectivity would stop. Sometimes I have to just restart the compaq and other times I have to restart the main PC, the Dell, down in the basement. Usually, but not always, if one of the machines losses connectivity, they have all lost connectivity. I have not noticed the 30 minute problem on th... Read more

A:Intermittent loss of Internet; Router, ZAlarm, OS, or ???

I think most D-Link routers are as good as any other cheap SOHO router brand, and IMO better than brands like Belkin.

Personally, I have a D-Link DIR-615, it's cheap and it works very well here. www.newegg.com has (or had very recently) a rebate deal where you get the router and a PCMCIA 802.11n card for $40, and I think shipping was free.
I'd try to revive your current router first.

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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It doesn't happen everyday, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason. This is an example of a pingtest ran with WinMTR, the first column is packet loss.

| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
| - 42 | 144 | 84 | 0 | 0 | 43 | 0 |
| h1.4.29.71.dynamic.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 16 | 20 | 83 | 18 |
|h116.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 16 | 22 | 131 | 19 |
|h100.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 17 | 21 | 77 | 17 |
|h174.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 35 | 72 | 32 |
| h200.58.132.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 33 | 85 | 31 |
| te2-6.bbr01.tl01.atl01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 36 | 116 | 33 |
| ae13.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 43 | 105 | 42 |
| ae1.dar01.sr01.dal01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 42 | 124 | 40 |
| po1.fcr03.sr04.dal01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 37 | 42 | 123 | 39 |
| speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 41 | 102 | 40 |

Immediately afterward I decided to run a ping test with command prompt just to my router, and got 8% loss. My first thoughts were that my ethernet ... Read more

A:Intermittent Packet Loss To Router Via Ethernet


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I have spent close to two weeks trying to assess and resolve issues on the network at home. High latency and packet loss will be experienced intermittently. And I've discovered that the latency and packet loss actually originates at the WiFi level of the network.

I've discovered this by monitoring my connection to various servers with PingPlotter (a program that basically logs and graphs tracert data). Whenever the issues are experienced, they becomes visible at the first hop, at the wireless router. These issues become quite notable when gaming online (though not restricted to this), and are present on all devices connected to the network, though not always simultaneously.

A 2TB Apple Time Capsule is servicing our network. I've set it to run wireless on channel 11 (2.4GHz) and automatic (5Ghz), and all wireless clients are running at 802.11n. I've used a WiFi utility program called inSSIDer to check signals, interference, etc. No other network in the area interferes with our network, and signal strength runs at high strength across the house. Simply put, signal strength and interference do not seem to be likely causes of the issues at hand.

I really don't know enough about higher level wireless network concepts to figure out what's going on. All I know is that the signal appears strong, channel interference is next to non-existence, the router is fairly new, and runs strong normally. However, issues appear at times, most notable when gaming o... Read more

A:Intermittent Packet Loss/Latency @Router (WiFi)

Are you able to bypass the router to go direct to the modem for testing?

Also can you do the ping test and trace route in the command line?

ping -n 20 google.com
tracert google.com

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I have a broadband connection that has been dropping frequently, most often during peak hours. This has only really started recently that I can tell, since I notice it clearly while playing online game this past week. Prior to this, I wasn't gaming for a few weeks, but before that, there was never a stability issue with the connection.

System Specs:

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/12/08 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1027MB used, 5860MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

2Wire Gateway (model: 2701HG-G) connected directly.

I did a series of tracerts to my ISP and noticed frequent timeouts on hops after the ISPs own servers. Sometimes the tracert would complete after just a single unresolved hop, and other times, it would continue to timeout at the 30 hop max. This was happening even when my connection was working.

I'm not sure what that may mean, but I don't trust my ISPs support to understand it. They've been less than helpful so far.

I notice no latency or slow service, just a complete interruption for periods between 5 seconds and a few minutes. I only detect a problem when my game becomes unresponsive. At this point,... Read more

A:Tracking down cause for intermittent connection loss

Do you notice any particular periods of the day where the issue occurs more often? This sure sounds like ISP issues or perhaps interior wiring and/or filter installation issues.

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

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I keep getting cut off the internet. I will run the internet troubleshooter and it will be back online again and then it stops again.
Help! My provider says it's my laptop and can't help me. I have a modem from Astound and a Netgear router. Thank you!! Deana

Here's the report:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Deana-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-81-12-9A-01-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 2C-41-38-0F-BD-6D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-81-12-9A-01-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

Make sure you have the latest wireless drive from the PC manufacturer's web site.

Does this problem also occur with an ethernet connection?

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So here's an interesting one.

We have five web-enabled devices on our home network. We are running with a D-Link wireless DIR-651 with the 1.10 firmware update (so it claims anyway). The wireless is set up and playing nicely for a while. At random points, however, various devices will lose their connection.

The connected devices are:

Vista Home Edition PC A - Ethernet
Vista Home Edition PC B - Ethernet
MacBook Pro - Wireless
PlayStation 3 - Ethernet
iPhone 4 - Wireless

Vista Home Edition A has never lost internet connection. It is consistently online, which allows me to know that it's not the ISP failing.

However, various of the other devices (even the hardlined ones) keep having intermittent issues. I cannot even access the router through it's local IP address through these devices when they're having hiccups. There is no discernable relation between the devices and they do not usually turn off at the same time (i.e. I'm posting this on the MacBook Pro because I got super angry with Vista PC B when it lost its connection...again...)

At first I thought it might be the router (seems obvious). Most people are saying that the router has problems on NewEgg, but firmware update 1.10 helps. The router seems to feel it's already running that firmware. Upon swapping to a non-wireless router, Vista PC B STILL is not getting an internet connection. Which leads me to believe it's the PC. But why are the other devices having similar problems?

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A:Intermittent Loss of Network Connection

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I have a problem where I lose connection to the internet for usually only about 10-30 seconds and then it reconnects. This happens about every 5 minutes and sometimes even more frequently. Roadrunner has been out twice and replaced all the cables and the modem which did not work. I have the problem when going through both the router and a direct connect from the modem. The lights on the modem stay on throughout the losses. I am running under Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS i7 920 with a Realtek PCIe GBE network adapter. This is driving me crazy so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

Quote: Originally Posted by mzoellner

I have a problem where I lose connection to the internet for usually only about 10-30 seconds and then it reconnects. This happens about every 5 minutes and sometimes even more frequently. Roadrunner has been out twice and replaced all the cables and the modem which did not work. I have the problem when going through both the router and a direct connect from the modem. The lights on the modem stay on throughout the losses. I am running under Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS i7 920 with a Realtek PCIe GBE network adapter. This is driving me crazy so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Are you by chance running "homegroup" for networking. It has on some systems a connectivity issue. It uses IPv6 which on some hardware (especially older hware) does have connectivity and latency problems You can test that by making a new new nettork connection using "workgroup" instead. If it works you then can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.

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I have been signed up to TalkTalk broadband for several years. I use a Linksys WAG325N gateway (modem plus router) which I bought five or six years ago. The three computers in the house (all Windows 7) are connected via Devolo DLAN AV 200 Homeplugs. Wireless is disabled at the router. Other than doing that I don't think I've touched the software in the router since I moved to TalkTalk (from Tiscali).

All was well until a few months ago when the internet connection started to cut out intermittently, and could only be restored by switching the router off and on. It happens perhaps three times a day. It is independent of whichever computers happen to be switched on at the time. I've spoken to neighbours on the same exchange who are also with TalkTalk and they don't have this problem.

It happened again last night but one user noticed something interesting. He was playing an interactive game involving talking to other players and though the connection was lost with respect to the game (other computers in the house simultaneously lost connection, as always), he could still talk to the other participants via his headset.

Can anyone diagnose this or suggest any tests I could do? Is it time to retire this elderly router?

The external and internal phone wiring is pretty old looking and may be around the age of the house (built 1952).

A:Intermittent loss of broadband connection


You might want to do firmware update on your Linksys device. See if your issue resolved after the update, if not backup your router setting and do a hard reset then reconfigure your router.

5 to 6 yr old router might be an issue, with the newer routers you'll get the latest technology and better security.

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I have windows, xp, media center 2002, hp pavilion computer, verizon dsl
for no reason that I can find, my internet connection suddenly is lost. Verizon has checked the system many times, including remotely controlling my computer, and can find no flaw in the connection. do you think the modem is at fault? any thoughts?

A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

list more info do you pick up an ip or does it say limited or no connectivity

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Hello, I?m seeing a bizarre effect with the wifi on my ProBook 450 G3 running on Win 10. The notebook intermittently loses the wifi connection and is then not able to reconnect anymore. When the connection gets lost and I try to reconnect I?m getting the message ?some settings have changed since the last connection. Please enter your wifi passcode?. When I enter the passcode it then returns a message ?Connection not possible?. I then have to hook up the notebook via ethernet cable to the router and while it is connected via cable I can re-establish the wifi connection (obviously without re-entering the passcode as it has never changed?).Sometimes the connection gets lost every 15-30 min and sometimes it is running stable for hours. The wifi driver is up to date. Other devices connected to that router do not show this effect. I wasn?t able to test the ProBook on a different wifi network so far. Any thoughts? I have another issue with that ProBook. I do not think this is related to this problem, however, you never know?:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Intermittent-100-disk-active-time-with-0kB-s-read-wr... Thanks,Martin

A:Intermittent loss of wifi connection

you do not mention which version of drivers you are using, nor the BIOS. I would encourage you to install and run SDM (Softpaq Download Manager - www.hp.com/go/sdm) to see what it says about drivers available to be updated and/or BIOS. SDM can then install them for you. BIOS must be installed by itself. It is always possible that a Wifi driver might have issues with new hardware but initial troubleshooting needs to be done When running SDM, only install drivers and/or BIOS. Any other software should be updated ONLY if you are using any of it

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I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

I have phoned my ISP who confirm that my internet connec... Read more

A:Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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I have a problem where my internet connection will drop at least once a day. I have Windows 7 Business x64. It will first simply stop working, as in it looks like it's connected, it still has a public IP but I can't ping out and no browsers work, nor any games etc (you get the picture). If I try release/renew it'll either hang or give me a 169-address. To fix it I have to reboot my computer and it starts working again.

I have an Asus P5KC motherboard using the Win7 Windows Update drivers, and it's been like this pretty much since the start. I've turned off all power saving modes everywhere I could find and any sort of hibernation settings, and still it'll cut off almost always once a day. (I have a VNC server so I can log on from work, so I can tell when it 'crashes'.)

What's funny is that it often doesn't happen when I'm on the computer, it's mainly when I've been gone for a bit. That's not to say it hasn't happened when I've been at it, it's just more uncommon.

It's setup to a switch which in turn is connected to my modem. What's telling me that it isn't neither the modem nor the switch that has the problem is the fact that I have a mediastation which doubles as a webserver also connected to the router and it has never once cut out. I've tried switching the ports on the switch (ha-ha) to no avail.

I've been thinking about installing the Vista x64 drivers from Asus but I'm leery of trying because I don't know how similar the two systems are.

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A:Intermittent connection loss (Asus P5KC)

Just posting to say that I tried the latest drivers from the Asus website and they told me I was using an unsupported operating system so I guess that option is out the window.

(I chose the x64 Vista drivers.)

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Could someone tell if there are settings in Vista SP1 that would affect sporadic severe packet loss or intermittent connection? I am trying to troubleshoot my internet connection.

So far, Comcast has put in new cable lines/splitters in my house, new termination at the pole and a new modem. Problem still persists.

What I have done on my end before Comcast got involved:

1. Update chipset drivers
2. Tried new NIC
3. Upgrade/downgrade firmware on Router
4. Removed Router
5. Removed software firewalls and AV
6. Complete reinstall of Vista with slipstreamed SP1

Problem still persists.

Thanks for any help in advanced.

A:Intermittent connection/sporadic packet loss

Never mind. Threw together an XP machine machine with spare parts to test my conncection. Still same problems as Vista. Definitely on Comcast's end.

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Hey all,
Newbie to this site, I have had a quick look around, but can see the same problems as I am having(alhough I am bound to be proven wrong... which I dont mind at all).

I have a HP laptop, 2.5 years old. I am on Virgin broadband on a wireless netgear router(supplied by virgin).
I am using WPA Personal encryption.
When I fire up the laptop, it takes a while, but everything fires up ok.
I can connet to the internet wirelessly no problems at all.

Then, when it decides to slip me a length, I get a problem connecting, and I get the blank page ashing me to diagnose connection problems,
I get a balloon pop up saying that I only now have limited connection to the internet. It comes up with useless information thats does not help solve things.
The only way to get commection back is to reboot the pc, and then it works fine for a bit again. The timing varies, but it is very frustrating.
I have ran windows update etc, installed latest router drivers.
I run F-Secure, and also SPYBOT S&D to keep my system clean.
Neither program find anything mallicious or anything like that

I think the problem is pc related as when I get this problem, I can stll connect to the router no problem via my mobile wirelessly, with no issues

When this does happen, when I try clicking the 2 little pcs in the taskbar, I get nothing up, or it runs very very very very slow.

Any Ideas Guys and Gals?

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A:intermittent loss of wireless connection running vista

First things I might try are:
Download and install any more current router firmware from the netgear site.
Change the wireless channel being used.1/6/11 in US,if you are here.

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Okay, I recently reclaimed an old computer to use as the kids' homework computer. Installed XP Pro from scratch, got all of the drivers and all system updates (using a WAN modem I had). Hooked it up with an ethernet cable to my switch, which in turn goes thru an Airport modem acting as the DNS server, and thence to the cable modem.

All computers on the network run very well. Except this one.

I can sometimes get Google, but almost no other site. The connection is being assigned a valid IP address. When I connect a laptop to the same cable, it works fine.

So, I've eliminated (I think) switch, router, and cable as the roots of the problem.

I could have the TCP/IP misconfigured somehow, but then I think I wouldn't get this:

when I ping another computer on the network, or the DNS server, or www.google.com, I get about the same result: sometimes all four tests come thru, but normally 1, 2, or 3 fail. Sometimes all four fail.

I suspect this means that I have some hardware issue, rather than a configuration issue. I've opened the box and the cables appear seated. I used compressed air to clean the dust from the ethernet port.

So I'm kind of out of ideas and found this site...hoping someone can tell me something new!!!!



A:Solved: connection issue: and Intermittent packet loss on ping

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I've had the following issue for quite a while. At varying times that I've been unable to consistently reproduce, my wired network connection will fizzle out. This can happen during times of heavy bandwidth use, or when I'm not actively doing anything at all. I'm on a home network through a proprietary 2Wire 3600HGV router. Up to 4 computers can be on active on the network at once.

When this happens, it takes a moment before my connection completely fails. I'm often using VoIP or playing a game when this occurs and these applications 'lag' rather than immediately disconnect as if I plug-pulled. As it's happening, attempts to ping a server result in failure. The Event Viewer most often displays this error:

Event 1014, DNS Client Events
Name resolution for the name ll.leagueoflegends.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

As I said, this is has been an ongoing albeit inconsistent problem. I'm confident it's a problem on my end since it's stayed across ISP's. This can happen anywhere from 10 times a day to once every week or two. It's been a liveable irritant but I have some time now and I'd like to actually fix it.

Appreciate the help.

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I am having a confusing and frustrating problem, my internet connection is dropping every half hour at least (sometimes more depending on my internet activity). This connection loss is happening when my modem resets and I have no idea why it's resetting. It may be due to some issue with my ISP where I don't have enough bandwidth to spare and I need to upgrade. i'm not sure. (I have Comcast high speed standard package) I am a gamer and I tend to have multiple applications running at a time, I play competitive online games and sometimes I stream music when I play. I also sometimes watch a live stream or YouTube video on my second monitor although it is usually not while I am gaming. I have tried everything I can think of.. I have called Comcast several times and called the companies of my router and my modem, and I have had a Comcast technician come and inspect the my cables inside and outside of my house. I am honestly at my wit's end and I need help..

My modem and router are both new and I highly doubt that is the issue:
Although maybe it is a problem with the modem and router communicating? I don't know.
Here are the models:
Motorola Surfboard SB6121
Belkin N600 DB Wireless N+ Router

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i run a tosh satellite p200 using a netgear dg834gt v3 modem router and find nearly every day it will not let me connect with a various sites on ie7. When i refresh it still is no good and i have even tried using the ethernet cable from the router with the same results.......?.

It allows e-mail and i run no other pc's on the network, i use a firewall and had no problem with as dell i used to have and only started the fun and games in the last few weeks after having this pcfor 6 months.

AR5006EG is the networkcard

this is the message i get:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

Internet connectivity has been lost.
The website is temporarily unavailable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

For offline users

You can still view subscribed feeds and some recently viewed webpages.
To view subscribed feeds

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A:Loss of connection with wireless router..help?

When it drops out, can you ping an external server - like Google.com ?

Start/Run type CMD, and in the dialogue box type - with the space -
ping google.com

If you can ping ok, go to Network Connections in the Control Panel, right click on the adapter you are using, Properties, TCP-IP Properties, Advanced, Options, TCP-IP Filtering Properties, and make sure " Permit All " is checked {don't bother with the "Enable TCP IP Filtering".

That should do the trick {I don't know how it changes, but I see it a bit at work, generally on machines running Norton}

Let me know how U go.

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Hello, i am having trouble with my connection every since i hooked up a router. I have 2 wired computers, 1 wireless computer, and my xbox connected to my linksys wireless router. the first day it worked fine. after that i get an intermittent connection. i can be surfing, and all of a sudden, i cant find whatever page i am trying to connect to. i have troubleshooted this problem for days. also, my xbox has had problems since i got the router as well. sometimes i can log in to xbox live, and other times i get a dns setting error. when i am logged in, i search for and find a game, but i will get booted sometime in game. Please Help!!!

A:Solved: intermittent router connection issues!!!

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I helped an experienced user install a new HP Slimline machine with Vista Home Premium about four months ago. She connected to the Internet through a Westell modem supplied by her ISP BellSouth. She has Norton Internet Security 2007 installed by download. Everything has worked well until about ten days ago when she booted up one morning and had no connection to the Internet. Lengthy consultations with BellSouth and HP did not fix the problem. BellSouth sent a new modem - Netopia. Same problem. Many efforts with ISP tech support did not provide a fix. ISP sent a tech out with a new modem. He checked out wiring, reset computer to defaults - and he could not get a connection by cable. So, he set the machine up to access the modem wirelessly, and everything seems fine. What ideas do you have for tracking down the problem? Is it likely her cabled network card has failed? (One could ping the router through the cable, but not get out to the Internet.) Thank you for your help.

A:loss of cable connection to router in Vista

i'm not a vista person so not sure if the same as xp.

card could have failed. cable could be bad or both modems could have been bad on the wired side.

anybody check device manager for network adapter to see if it was there or had an exclamation point?

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I have an Ativa Wireless G Router. It seems to be dropping the connection ever 15 min or so. I have to reboot it by unplugging and replugging it to get it to re-connect. The last time this happened, Ativa suggested updating the software, but I think I'm up-to-date (at least I haven't found updates). Any thoughts on how to address this? (PS: Ran virus scans just in case, and all's clear)
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Repeated wireless router connection loss

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I have a LAN consisting of 30 desktop users, 10/100 Hub. I am using a Draytek Vigor 2600a, which connects to the ADSL line, the device is set up to using DHCP for ip addressing. When ever the desktops try to use the web browsers - only 5 machines can ever connect (the first five machines, each machine can individualy go online but no more than five at any one time). I have read that this could be to do with bandwidth ?? (any input)
The server is a Novell3.2 and the desktops are win98/winxp
Any ideas or help????? - The ADSL line account is a home user account, which is surgested to be-able to cope with up to 50 users.

A:Router Vigor 2600 Loss of connection

I do not know why this occured but since we have installed a new Windows server, replacing the novell one all machines can accsess the internet with out any problems
thanks for the help

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I am attempting to put a router between my Qwest modem Actiontech M1000. When I get the router installed and it starts searching for internet connection it tells me it can not find it.
Using Windows XP

A:Internet Connection thru Linksys Router

Your Actiontech M1000 is also a one port router, which may be causing you an issue with another router. This is one way to eliminate any conflicts.

First off, reset the Linksys router to factory defaults to make sure we start from a known configuration.

Next, we'll configure the M1000 to be compatible.

Upgrade the M1000 to the most recent firmware.
Reset M1000 to default settings.
Go to Quick Setup and click 'Advanced IP Configuration'.
Click to set PPPoA and enter 'PPP User Name' and 'PPP Password' then click apply.
Go to 'Utilities' and set time zone.
Under 'Advanced Setup' and 'DHCP Settings' change 'Ending IP Address' to match 'Beginning IP Address' (both are and click Apply.
Under 'Advanced Setup' and 'QoS' unselect 'Enable IP QoS' to turn QoS off and click Apply.
Under 'Advanced Setup' and 'Firewall Settings' make sure 'Off' is selected and click Apply. Click apply even if 'Off' was already selected!
Under 'Advanced Setup' and 'DMZ Hosting' select 'On' and enter ans the DMZ host, then click Apply.
Now you are done configuring the M1000. Please note the DMZ will Forward EVERYTHING to the router, so the modem with NOT be acting as a firewall when setup like this. After configuring you router to work like you want I would power down both the modem and the router. ... Read more

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Hi everyone,

Thanks in advance for your help!

I need help setting up the connection from my Dell desktop to my Linksys router. I'm clueless with internet connection stuff! I have a ThinkPad that I have a wireless connection on (someone helped me set it up), and now I need to set up the Dell desktop with a wired connection to the same router. Both systems run XP.

You should know that just yesterday I had to delete a partition and reinstall XP on this Dell. I also reinstalled the system software from the Dell disk (Multimedia, Internet software, etc.).

I've tried to use the wizard to connect, but it doesn't seem to see the router. I've unplugged the modem and router and restarted the PC but it hasn't worked. The Dell has an ethernet card, but I can't remember if it had a disk when it was purchased and if I need it to set this up.

I will check this post often, so if you need more info just ask.

Thanks again!

A:Setting up connection to Linksys router

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So I just got a new internet company today because I moved, and I bought a router so my girlfriend can connect to the internet wirelessly on the other side of our new condo.

Well when I tried to go in and set it up;

Wire from Modem to Router into the "internet" slot on the back of the router.

Then I put cable "1" conected from the router to my computer.

Well at this point it was telling me I had connectivity but it wasn't recieving any packets band it wouldn't connect to the internet. I can't run the set up software either without the net working.

Any ideas?

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Ok this is probly a simple and stupid problem, but I'll ask anyways. Running Win2K on 2 computers connected via a Linksys router, into my RR cable modem, I can't get a network connection between the computers but I TCP/IP is working fine. I did have to change the LAN MAC address to get TCP/IP working because the router wouldn't or couldn't find it. I need some help running through the settings to get the Lan connection working now for file/printer sharing between the machines.

Gene Crumpler

A:Lan connection problems with Linksys router...

Gene Crumpler,

Although I do run Win 2k in office I am not allowed to alter it. At home I have been messing around 4 PCs running XP in the last month, networking them by a wireless ADSL modem/router.

So far I have let XP to set up the network for me so that all the computers have the same workgroup name.

The personal firewall software, like the Macfee Firewall, can block the network connection between computers.

If the router can assign IP address to your computers then just concentrate on the networking setup bit of WIN2k, by checking that they all have the similar properties.

Hope the above helps

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I have DSL through SBC Ameritech and networked to 3 computers using the Linksys BEFS41 Router. I also play Everquest frequently. I hold a connection for about 3 hours (it varies) and then disconnect for about 30 seconds. Everquest is very port-intesive and i have port-triggering set to 1024-9999.
my other settings are as follows:
Login: PPPoE
Advanced > Filters:
SPI - disabled
block wan requests - enabled
multicass pass - enable
IPSec pass - enable
PPTP pass - enable
all else is disabled

Also, aside from minor router tweaking my network card is very old. A friend from college gave it to me in 1996. He said if i didn't want it he was going to throw it away. There is a good chance it was already a few years old by then. How possible is this card contributing to the disconnects? I run a Asus A7V motherboard with a 800mhz Athalon processor.

A:Connection issues with Linksys Router

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Hi all.

I use ameritech DSL, and have purchased a linksys router to hook up 4 computers to the internet. Well, my main computer has a problem connecting... when I start IE for the first time after I boot, it says something along the lines of "no connection to the internet exists", and has two buttons - "Work offline" and "try again". If I press try again, I am connected. I have no current internet connections (that are real, anyway), which I think is the problem. My other computers have many connections due to old services like Juno, etc. They work fine, but then again, none of them are running win2k, so who knows. I have tried the connection wizard a few times- nope. I have made a fake connection and told IE never to use it, and that does nothing... but when I take away that connection, I get 2 dialog boxes upon firing up IE instead of just one. So, I leave the fake connection there.

The reason I need help is that this anomaly is, from what I can tell, causing me not to be able to upload pictures to a forum I am a member of. The program used to upload the pictures doesn't upload them, it just says it does. I think this is because I have no connection, and the primitive software of this program (Pennock's Image Poster, or PiP) doesn't think I have the internet. How would I fix this?

A:Linksys router/internet connection

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I have Shaw as an ISP (DSL) with a Motorola Modem and a Linksys WRT54G (v.5) router.

Now all computers are connected wirelessly, including printers and other devices. We have a standard WEP key just as a deterrent and the SSID is gray-network as to not conflict with neighbour's ssids.

The firmware is v.1.01.0 which, to the best of my knowledge, is the latest. The wireless channel is 10, which is apparently the least used channel therefore less likely to be disturbed.

I have spoken to a Linksys Technician and he was unable to resolve my problem.

The problem is as follows:

All computers will sporatically get disconnected from the router for a miniscule amount of time that no one can detect other than lag. But I, being a bit of a poweruser, listen or watch streamed media or play online games. These constant irrating "hiccups" in the internet connection can disconnect me entirely from what I am doing. Very frustrating.

Now after the episode has passed, I will get a famous pop-up bubble in my taskbar showing my connection details, as if I just connected to my network.

Can anyone help?

A:Linksys Router Connection Issues

Better solution

Return your linksys - Buy a Belkin Pre-N wireless router - very good installation manual - no problem with SF/HW issues - the best for home / home office use...

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I have a win7 Home premium sp1 computer hooked through a D-link switch DGS1008G to a Belkin N150 router model # F9K1001V4 and from there to Hughesnet modem HN9000 with all wired connections at this time. There are several other things hooked to the switch (radio transmitter and endec emergency alert system device) that I access via the computer at ip addresses and .4 respectively.

I had a power outage and afterwards the router went wonky. When I connect directly from the pc to the modem, I have no internet problems at all. But now when I go from the pc directly to the router, or through the switch to the router, the router light is solid amber, and shows NOT connected. The internet connection actually works ok sometimes and sometimes does not connect at all, but regardless, it still shows amber and not connected.

I have done various sequences the Belkin people suggested, including power reset the modem, then the router, then reset factory defaults on the router then clone mac address on the router, but the internet connection still shows not connected, and amber. It may flash blue for a second during reset, but then goes back to solid amber.

I think I have checked all the cables one by one using the pc to modem direct connection and gotten internet connection, or connection through the switch to my other devices ok.

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A:Solved: router says not connected but has intermittent connection to internet

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Hi. I am using a D-Link DSL564T Router with the newest firmware with DSL 6000. My problem is that i am constantly loosing my internet connection while playing online games like WoW or Shot-Online. When I look in the router under "status", the message "waiting for response" is shown. Then in do i router reset, and my connection returns. Sometimes i can go a couple of days without a problem, sometimes only a couple of hours, but everytime i reset the modem, the connection is made. I am sure all my settings are correct. I have two computers hooked to this modem, both connected with a LAN cable(no wireless), both with a static ip. Can anybody help me?

A:Irregular Connection Loss with D-Link Router DSL564T?

If you're running any P2P applications, try turning them off. They frequently kill a router with too many connections, and that seems to be the symptoms you're having.

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I have a linksys WMP54G.

For seemingly no reason, every now and then I will lose my connection to the router. The icon in my systray will say "wireless connection unavailable" for a few seconds to a few minutes and then it'll tell me I can connect back to the network.

After it connects again, it drops in a few minutes. Very frustrating. I upgraded the firmware and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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We have Telus DSL internet, a Linksys ADSLME1 Instant Broadband Series Modem with an EitherFast Cable/DSL Router (with 4 port switch) model BEFSR41. We have two computers (one desktop and one laptop) connected to the router.

Our internet connect gets dropped several times a day and I have to unplug and replug in the router. I've noticed that it gets dropped most often when we're trying to upload something (like a photo to Facebook). This happens from either computer. Suddenly the signal sends but won't receive.

Last year I replaced the modem because it was doing this and it seemed fine for a long time. Now we're back to this issue again. Any ideas?

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Last year my Linksys WRT 600 routerkept rebooting itself every 15 minutes or so without any help.
I searched online for replacement router.
Then I found aftermarket non linksys software and loaded it first onto my computer, thn with a direct connection, onto my router.
Here it is a year later and the WRT-600 is still running unhindered.

A:Linksys router lost connection repaired

kdmedic1745 said:

Last year my Linksys WRT 600 routerkept rebooting itself every 15 minutes or so without any help.
I searched online for replacement router.
Then I found aftermarket non linksys software and loaded it first onto my computer, thn with a direct connection, onto my router.
Here it is a year later and the WRT-600 is still running unhindered.Click to expand...

Yess, there are two know firmware replacements - - which one did you chose?

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Hi, I've got another question

I have a laptop with an Intel 3945 A/B/G wireless card.
I have a Linksys WRT54G Router.

At times in the past, I have had no problem using the internet wirelessly
However, today I went to connect, it connects and all, but I can't surf or do anything internet related.

BUT: I seem to be able to connect to the router config page just fine...

Any help would be greatly appreciated, because I need the web urgently.


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Hi All,

I have a Linksys-G broadband router. I have an Orinoco PCMCIA wireless card. I have decent connection between them, but the Orinoco client manager always bounces between signal-strength-indicator and a triangular-warning-symbol. The Orinoco client says "WARNING. Unable to communicate with AP. Please check encryption and IRQ."

Is there some way to get rid of this annoying warning sign?

Thanks in advance!

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 router. Periodically, when I try to access my wireless network on my Gateway laptop it will not connect and gives me this message: "Wireless authentication failed because of timeout." I recently security-enabled my network (changed the SSID, created a password, etc.), so would resetting my network to an open connection solve these issues? Or is there an issue with my router?

Details about my router:
Model: Linksys BEFW11S4
Version: 4
Color: Blue/Black

Details about Network Security:
Connection: Wireless
Security: WPA-Personal
Encryption code: TKIP

Details about my computer:
Model: Gateway laptop SA6
Year of Model: 2007
Operating system: Windows Vista 32-bit

Things I have already tried:
1) Disconnecting modem and router cables and reconnecting them.
2)Turning off laptop wireless connection, then turning it back on.
3) Restarting my computer.
4) Using Windows "diagnose" function to determine connection problem.
5) Entering in security key, then trying to connect.
6) Updating driver firmware for router.
7) Configuring computer to check that all router devices are functioning properly.

I would prefer not having to power cycle my entire network every time I encounter this issue.

A:Linksys router Internet connection problem...

What's the make and model of the wireless adapter ?
Have you updated the adapter driver from the Gateway site ?
I would not recommend running with an open Network.
What I might also try is set up wep as your security protocol and see if that makes a difference.

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I have a LINKSYS WRT54GL v1.1 router and have been having issues for a long time with it. I'm sure I changed a setting and hosed it up, but I have no clue what the issue is. Basically, we have an HP desktop with an ethernet connection to the router, which is connected to a cable modem, connected to Comcast. We get internet fine for the most part, but once in a while it will hang up, so we used to bounce the modem. I started bouncing the router a while back and that seemed just as effective. Anyway, we have OOMA phone (voip) and an HP printed connected to the router as well, via ethernet. Also a little weather doohicky. This is already getting wordy, but to cut to the chase, the phone service was fine for 4 months then went to crap, and the internet is touch and go. I'm on now, obviously, but in the system try there is a red X for 'network internet access'. We have a lot of wireless devices that connect fine - laptop, iphone, zune, and my wifes laptop for work connects using VPN over the router as well. My son's DSi won't connect, however, and in the connection test it connects with a green wireless signal box, then it goes red and the test says it failed to connect. I am going to go ahead and paste the results from ipconfig/all here, and hopefully that will help. I see a message about the media not being connected, remember this is a wired connection the desktop uses (windows 7, btw).

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Hey guys, cool to still come around here. Havent checked in lately. Well, I recently changed a few things in my computer setup. First of all I changed from cable internet to DSL. Secondly I changed from a wireless network to a wired network. Here is my problem. When I had Cable internet and a wireless network everything worked great. My laptop and desktop both could access the internet thru the router and life was great. I also had my Xbox connected through the router and that worked great as well.

I recently sold my laptop and just had my desktop on the cable internet. I picked up a Linksys 4 port cable/dsl router from a friend and connected my Xbox and desktop to it. It worked great.

Okay here is the problem, I got DSL. The router now doesnt work for the life of itself. I tried to reset it 100 times and it still does nothing. I cant even access the firmware to upgrade it or change the settings in it. I dont think it is fried because it worked great when I had the cable. What do you guys think it is? Im guessing that is something to do with the dsl connection software. I have tried Winpoet, the Windws XP connection software and one other piece of software, I forget the name, but none of these made a difference. All my connections are good and the router lights up like it should.

Thanks in advance for the help..

A:Connection problem with my Linksys BEFSR41 Router and DSL...

I was having a very similar problem when I tried to setup my network. I figured out I just needed to place my username and password in the router setup itself. Once this was done all works like a charm.

I also had a problem resetting the router, and I finally got it to work when I held the reset button in for 3 times as long as it said to.

I hope this helps, at least a bit.

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I have a Linksys WRT54G router and I had to reset it several times because of past issues with my Vonage device (which is connected to my router and modem). As a result, I lost the security that was set up and can not get it back. I have been wireless and unsecure for awhile now and was not aware. I tried to reinstall or use Linksys Easy Link Advisor but it told me it could not detect my Local Area Connection to complete setup. I have all of the cords in place and I am currently using my Local Area Connection and not the wireless. I did a "ipcofig/all" to check to see if I had an IP address but I do not. My wireless network connection says connected however, it just keeps 'acquiring network address' but can't find one to connect to. Will someone please help me fix my IP Config. so I can connect to the internet wirelessly!!??

A:Solved: Connection problems with Linksys router

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I heard someone saying that running my line through a router would slow me down some.

I have 10MB pipe at college here and normally download around 1.2mb/s. Will switching to a Linksys 10/100 Router slow that down at all?

A:Will a Linksys 10/100 Router slow down my 10MB connection?

I doubt it, but there's really only one way to be sure, try it. You could also check with Linksys and see what they say...

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