When you get a failure can you access the router from your hardwire PC. If you cannot get into the management screens then the router has a large issue.
If you can get in you need to dig around and see if there are any interesting messages in the log or if any of the tables look overloaded. Things like getting the NAT table full or DHCP errors.
If it was only your wireless then I would look at different stuff. Even though you have a N router if you connect B or G devices the router will slow down. Some routers will attempt to switch back and forth and get locked up but they fixed that with firmware on the model I know did that. Still you should lock your router to the slowest device you intend to support. To use N you need to upgrade everything and lock it to N only.
I have a linksys wrt 330n router, I have the desktop connected via ethernet cable and a laptop that connects wirelessly. There is also a renter in the basement who has a laptop which connects wirelessly. In the past week or two (renter has been here for a month)my connection drops randomly on my desktop and laptop and i have to reset my router to make it work again. Just unplug the router and immediatly plug it back in and both will connect right up. The renter has said she is also having issues with connectivity. I have wondered if the connection goes down when she logs on as it seems to happen around the time she wakes up and when she is at home at night. Can anyone tell me what they think the problem could be. I have had this particular network set up for about 3 months with no issues and have had the router with no issues for about 3 years. Any ideas?
I checked my router setup and it isn't limiting the amount of users.
It is broadcasting in wireless N-mixed with WEP because my old HP printer can't do the the new stuff.
When the laptop drops the signal the network doesn't even show up in the list of available wireless networks.
I don't know what is relevant info so here's a hodgepodge list of some settings.
Dynamic DNS is disabled
Mac cloning is disabled
Dynamic routing is disabled
SSID broadcast is enabled
Mac filter is disabled
Wireless QOS is enabled (no rules saved)
That's all I can think of. Help?