Lose connection watching vid wi-fi

Reese January 31, 2009 at 14:21:41
Specs: Windows XP
I keep losing my internet connection when trying to watch videos wirelessly. I am in an apartment building and using the internet they provide, though the router is my own as the complex doesn't provide wireless internet. If I unplug the ethernet cable from the router and put it directly in my laptop I don't have any problem watching videos (except that I'm now crouched on the floor watching them because my desk is on the other side of the room).

I am mainly trying to watch TV episodes on hulu and the first two I watched wirelessly with no problem but ever since they will only play for 1-2 minutes before I lose internet connectivity, while the tray icon says I'm still connected to the network. Then I won't be able to visit any website for minutes or even hours (that is wirelessly). My router is a FON router, I've tried resetting it by pressing the reset button on the bottom and by unplugging it from the power.


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#1
January 31, 2009 at 17:03:04
Could they be controlling the bandwidth?

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#2
January 31, 2009 at 18:13:44
No, like I said I only have the problem when I'm working wirelessly and the router is mine. When I'm wired there is no issue.

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#3
January 31, 2009 at 21:57:31
If the "complex doesn't provide wireless internet" which is what you said, who's connection is it and how strong is the signal?

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#4
February 1, 2009 at 03:46:03
You probably have interference from either another wifi signal access point, power source, microwave or 2.4 ghz phone. What I would do is scan for other wifi networks in my area from your apt. and find out what channel their using and then switch your channel in the router configuration page. When two access points are broadcasting on the same channel you will get collisions of packets. Your wifi (B or g) 11mb/per sec speed will go all the way down to 1 mb speed causing problems and resetting the router.

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