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Wireless Internet Connection Doesn't Work When First Connect

by ftopping91 / August 24, 2011 10:50 PM PDT

I've just had my internet set up and purchased a new Modem/Router. The internet is Charter Cable 18mbps. The Modem Router combo is a Motorola Surfboard model SBG901. Once connected the internet runs fast and smooth with no problems. The only problem is when I connect each time the connection initially gained and then loses internet access for a few seconds and then slowly gains connection back. It happens on multiple computers and consistently every time. It's a secured connection and we are currently allowing only 3 MAC addresses and blocking all others. Any suggestions?

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Well discussed issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 4:04 AM PDT

If you insist on MAC filtering you'll discover this issue on many routers. This is why I don't use that and use a simple router defaults and then change the SSID and then WPA2+AES.

Yes you can call the router maker and complain but that's up to you to decide if you have the time.

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Security the issue?
by ftopping91 / August 25, 2011 7:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Well discussed issue.

I added MAC filtering as an attempt to fix the issue. It was doing the same thing before, I figured restricted access may make for a quicker connection. The current security is WPA-PSK, should I change this? I don't see WPA2+AES as an option but there is WPA2-PSK. The router defaults did the same issue, the issue was not changed with any of my changes.

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Try WPA2 PSK but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Security the issue?

Looking around all I can find is "not much" is told about this model. If this was mine I think I'd add another router configured as a WAP if WPA2 or changing the WIFI channel does not help.

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