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Belkin 54g router problems!

I've had a belkin 54g router for a long time, and it has never worked properly. I have it hooked up wired to a desktop pc with windows xp, wirelessly to my laptop with windows 7 and to my ipod touch.

The router randomly disconnects all of my computers from the internet. The light on the router says it has internet connectivity, but all 3 of my devices dont have internet. This can happen every 5 minutes or once every few months, it is completely random. It's kinda annoying...The only way i can get internet back is if i unplug the router and the modem at the same time, then plug them both back in after about 30 seconds...then everything is great, until the next time it decides to act funny.

What is wrong? How can i fix this!?

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Did you try the forum advice?

At the top of this forum is advice about settings. Your post didn't tell about settings, firmware version which do matter.

For example some dated advice was to hide the SSID. This results in dropped wifi connections for some but not all machines. Go figure why folk didn't figure that out and dismiss that old advice.
Bob

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settings

Here are my settings off the main page of my router setup: http://yfrog.com/efcapture1haj
I know i have security and firewall off...i don't need them, no one can connect to my wifi, the router is in my basement and it hardly reaches upstairs, yet alone a neighbors house. My connecting type is dynamic.

It's not a wifi problem, i have a wired computer and it gets the problems at the same time.

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Ouch.

In most manuals I read the makers ask us not to put wifi routers in the basement. That's one strike.

Since you are WIRED, disable the radio in the router and that will cut off known problems with that now.

For example some ISPs drop your connection randomly if torrents are running. But that's another issue not noted here.

Let's try simple. Since you are wired, disable the wifi radio.
Bob

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huh?

i doubt the basement thing does little more than reduce signal strength/quality...and that's not a problem for me

And i don't see how wireless problems(that i don't have) can make my computers(wired AND wireless) disconnect from the internet.

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Looks troublesome.
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well...

well it was only 30 dollars from walmart...so it doesn't surprise me...

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