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Internet disconnecting and connecting randomly

by cmdterps44 / December 14, 2008 2:18 AM PST

Randomly my wireless internet will disconnect and reconnect a few seconds later. It'll say I have excellent connection but ignore that and disconnect makign everything im connected to refresh and all that annoying stuff.

Other times my wireless connection will get the yellow yield sign and stay disconnected and when i repair itll connect before it finishes making it unable for me to figure out why its doing this.

I was curious if any of you guys know how i can solve this.


I have a Linksys WRT54G router and Cable high speed internet.

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My first question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 2:21 AM PST

Is it set up per our forum sticky?

(That's the top post stuck at the top of this forum.)

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I would think so, matches
by cmdterps44 / December 14, 2008 2:36 AM PST
In reply to: My first question.

Yea set up like this (plus ive had this router for about 4-5 years and its been doing this alot in the past year)

Wall >> Cable Modem >> Ethernet Cable >> Router >> Wireless Laptop (up a floor but happens to another wireless laptop around the same area of the router)

If thats what you meant, ill keep looking through the sticky though.

I also have been in my router admin options.

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Now change the RF Channel.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 3:19 AM PST

And share the rest of the details so members can check your work.

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Im sorry, confused
by cmdterps44 / December 14, 2008 3:34 AM PST

Im sorry, what do you mean by RF? I appreciate the help and sorry for lack of terms but could you give me an example? Grin

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The channel of your router's wifi.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2008 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: Im sorry, confused

It's in the router manual. Provide a link to the PDF so I can point out the page number.

-> Remember I'm taking your word that this router is set per our forum sticky. It would be a shame to have this many posts and find out you set it to WEP protection.

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If this helps
by cmdterps44 / December 14, 2008 4:59 AM PST

I am on channel 6 of my router, but i have realized reading the first post in the sticky, i do not have a security set up. So neither WEP nor WPA..

Sorry again I am not as knowledgeable on this topic, so if I should have it set to a certain WPA let me know. I will start to mess around with that.

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If 6 drops we try
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 1:56 AM PST
In reply to: If this helps

1 then 11. The reason for the forum sticky is so that we don't have to cover the same issues with each new post. We use that first.

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