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Constant Internet Timeouts

by KangXi / October 9, 2005 1:24 AM PDT

Im currently using Time Warner Cable for Internet. In my house, Im using a linksys router. 2 computers are connected through an ethernet line, 1 is on wireless. Ive installed the router according to directions in the box. But the problem is, my computers are experiencing constant timeouts. Instant messenging will stop working every now and then. Downloads will just stop in the middle. Ive tried reinstalling the router and resetting it but the problem is still there. Can anyone offer any ideas?

If you need furthur info about my computers or my router, please ask.

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Is the router firmware current?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2005 1:47 AM PDT

What version of firmware is installed and what make/model router do you have are important information for members to provide.


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what is firmware?
by KangXi / October 11, 2005 6:59 AM PDT

Sorry but I do not understand what firmware is. Im guessing the version of software, but please tell me so I can find out and if there is something specific to look for, please tell me. Linksys BEFW11S4 is the model of the router im using.

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Firmware is the software in the router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2005 7:17 AM PDT
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by KangXi / October 12, 2005 7:03 AM PDT

Ive downloaded the recent firmware and did the upgrade and internet is working fine now. THanks alot

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