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Wireless Internet Connection comes and goes

by berbar / August 14, 2007 7:11 AM PDT

I installed a Buffalo Technology WHR-G125 Wireless Router for my home wireless internet connection. I have my Laptop (Dell E1505 / Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g mini card) and Desktop (Dell XPS Gen4 / WLI2-PCI-G54S Wireless Network Adapter), sharing the same connection.

There are times in which the connection works fine for both computers. However, there are some times in which the connection just comes and goes. When I go to look for my wireless network in XP?s ?available wireless networks?, mine doesn?t show, and it has been gone for more than 15-20 minutes, then it will come back without rebooting the modem, nor the router, nor the PC. The problem occurs on both computers so I have discarded problems with both wireless adapters on the computers.

I have been using WPA security. I think the broadcast is using SSID, although I am not sure.

Has anyone run into the same kind of trouble? Might it be the router? Would a router change fix the problem? What can be the cause of this problem, and what may fix it?

Thank you.

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Did you try
by PudgyOne / August 14, 2007 10:29 AM PDT

updating the firmware on the router.

Broadcast SSID
Use WPA security

Also are you using a cordless phone?

2.4 gh cordless phones interfere with the wireless routers, they use the same frequency.


Rick

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You could email the manufacturer
by OHMCD / August 14, 2007 12:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Did you try

CNET should be a good place to ask for help, but in addition to that, you ought to look up the websites of your router/other hardware and send them an email for advice. Always good to have a couple sources of info going.

Incidently, I have contacted the prospective salespersons of the wifi security system (I have a thread here about), but only get links from them about the product descriptions on their websites. I guess I should get the product manufacturer and email them, as I have advised you...

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Thank you
by berbar / August 14, 2007 11:50 PM PDT

Thank you for the answer. I already checked manufacturer's website, but there is not much information there. I will e-mail them and see how helpful they are.

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Cordless phone
by berbar / August 14, 2007 11:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Did you try

I don't have a landline so no phones in my house. However, I live in an apartment, so can it be a neighbor's phone? Does this mean that if I get another router the problem might still be there?

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Yes
by PudgyOne / August 15, 2007 12:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Cordless phone

You can try changing channels on the router and see if that helps.


Rick

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I own that Buffalo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2007 6:40 AM PDT

It ran the stock firmware for only a few minutes and then I moved to I think White Russian with the WEBIF open source firmware.

This is great stuff. This router is drop dead stable with the settings of SSID BROADCAST ENABLED and WPA. All other settings are stock except the SSID is some silly name so I can find it.

Bob

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WRT54G5
by berbar / August 17, 2007 2:32 AM PDT

I ended up buying a Lynksys WRT54GS. Easy, guided, almost automatic setup. No fallen cannection so far.

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