Switched ISP, Belkin router often disconnect

March 5, 2010 at 14:48:43
Specs: Windows XP, 512mb
I have a Belkin N+ Wireless Adapter (F5D8055 v.2000) adapter Ive been using close to a year now but just recently switched internet services and now have a new 2wire 2701HG-B Gateway dsl modem and now I cant stay connected to it using my Belkin wireless adapter. I've changed channels, checked my cordless phone which is a 5.8ghz phone for interference and cant seem to figure out why I keep disconnecting and reconnecting every couple of seconds or sometimes minutes. Sometimes it reconnects quickly but mostly today its been taking 5minutes atleast and its very aggravating. My laptop(built in Wifi) and xbox (Wifi) runs perfect and never disconnects so Im guessing it has something to do with the Belkin. The modem is right in the next room, so the signal is maxed. Could anyone possibly help me out?

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March 6, 2010 at 05:59:09
I have a Belkin N+ Wireless Adapter (F5D8055 v.2000) adapter Ive been using close to a year now but just recently switched internet services and now have a new 2wire 2701HG-B Gateway dsl modem and now I cant stay connected to it using my Belkin wireless adapter.

Here's what you likely didn't know when buying a wireless N adapter....

Wireless N has still not been standardized, although it should happen any time now.

What that means is, if you buy anything that's nonstandard you risk not having interoperability between different manufacturer's equipment.

It sound to me like this may be your problem....the belkin doesn't work properly with the 2wire.

I don't know if you can force your Belkin to operate in G mode only, but I would try that since your 2wire is probably not N anyhow and it could be just a case of the adapter trying to operate on N with a G only unit.

If you can't force the adapter to G mode only, or you can but that didn't fix the problem, then the only thing I can suggest is you disable the wireless on the 2wire, connect whatever you were using before that worked with the N adapter and let it run your wireless network for you.


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March 6, 2010 at 21:27:19
Hmm I dont believe I can get it into G mode, unfortunately I had a G mode adapter before I traded it in for the N because it was too slow and lost signal quite a bit. Buut my friend has one like I had so when I get home Monday I will try his and see how it acts. Before this I had cable, would the cable modem work now that I have dsl ? Havent ever tried it. I may try another modem from at&t or just order thier adapter they sell for people to use on secondary computers, which is a usb adapter that you plug your phone line into the other end of.

Anyways I'll see what I can do and may call ATT and I will report back here.

Thanks!


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