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I keep losing my wifi connection

February 16, 2010 at 15:40:08
Specs: Windows XP/OSX 10.4, 2GHZ CORE2 DUO/2GB DDR2

Please help. I have been noticing my wireless router
going in and out very often, at least once a day
sometimes up to 5 times a day. I called WOW (Wide
Open West) and had a technician come out and run
tests and he said there was no problem. This is a
brand new router and was bought about a month ago.
My last router was the NETGEAR Super G wireless
router and was having the same problem so I thought
it was the router then.

I have 1 desktop and 1 Macbook running off it often. I
am also using XBOX Live and I get kicked off games
very often. I play Call Of Duty Modern warfare 2
everyday for a couple hours each day and expierience
this also every match. I will lag for about 15 seconds
EVERY single match, usually in the middle of the
match. Also, when I use my Mac laptop, out of
nowhere the wireless icon on the top will go gray
(meaning no wifi) and then 5 seconds later turn black,
and back to gray and over and over again until i turn
off my router and turned it back on. My mother also
plays that Farmville Facebook game all day. I was
thinking it her bogging down the connection with
Farmville, but it happens when nobody is using any
computer. I have watched the Green Wireless status
light when I lose wifi and I see the wireless icon
flickering, which I'm guessing isnt supposed to
happen. I tried to call Netgears customer support but
of course you have to pay before you can speak to
anybody.

I really appreciate anybody who reads this, and help
could be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.


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February 17, 2010 at 07:33:28

New doesn't mean it doesn't have physical issues. If I had a dollar for every time I got a component that was bad out of the box....

Click on my name above in my reply and read my "how-to" guide on "Troubleshooting Wireless Issues" and go through the steps on it and see if that doesn't fix things up.


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