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Wireless internet keeps disconnecting

by trafficblows / June 4, 2006 9:48 AM PDT

About a week ago, my Microsoft router messed up and every internet connection was disconnected. I fixed it by renewing my IP address or something. After that my wireless internet started to work again on my desktop, but it kept on going on and off. Also, I can't even connect anymore unless I put my router on top of a big stack of objects on my desk. Even when I manage to get a connection, my average speed is 18-24 Mbps. I can't stay connected to a server in games anymore, either.

I don't know what the problem is. My router is on the first floor and the computer I use is on the second, but that has never really been a problem before. I've tried switching the channel and everything. It's just been so messed up ever since it malfunctioned that one day. If anyone could help, that would be awesome.

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Any new interference introduce?
by Gakada / June 4, 2006 2:56 PM PDT

Any new device in the house?

such as Cordless phone, Microwave, etc.?

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Nothing
by trafficblows / June 5, 2006 5:42 AM PDT

Nope. It all setarted after it malfunctioned. Do you think I need a new router?

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I don't know what happened to your
by Gakada / June 5, 2006 5:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Nothing

modem/router, but it is a good idea to get a different modem/router and try .. either you can borrow from a friend or look for one where you can ''try and buy'' store .. so if it doesn't work, you can returned it..

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Interference?
by Mutsu Kokono / June 14, 2006 8:29 AM PDT

Does interference from microwaves and phones affect the connection of a wireless network

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Yes
by trafficblows / June 14, 2006 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Interference?

Microwaves and 2.4 Ghz cordless phones can screw up the connection, but 5.8 Ghz phones don't interfere.

By the way, my connection is now working fine now. I don't know why. Whatever, it's all good now.

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