Stand-Alone router network not responding

July 18, 2011 at 15:59:51
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Pentium 2.0 Ghz, 4GB RAM
I have this LinkSys by Cisco Wireless-N gigabit model# WRT310N router that quit functioning in a weird way. (it has Wi-Fi protected setup on it, not sure if that would effect it, it's disabled) I have a friend in the condo above mine, but i have a Dial-Up internet conn and can afford a good broadband internet conn. a co-worker gave this router to me, saying he didn't need it for his network at home. It was still in original box, unopened, So it was intact. i set it up so i can play Age of Empires 1 (you probably haven't heard of it, it's a single player or Multi-player TCP/IP comp-to-comp game from '96) and i used a gigabit wired conn, he used wireless-N laptop. We played a few games, on the 4th game, it locks up about 12 mins into the game. we try again, the comp not even recognize each other. Knowing a little about networking from watching the IT guys at work, i tried the PING command in cmd.exe in vista, it will ping the router, not the other laptop. same thing on the other laptop pinging my desktop. i unplugged the router, and went to sleep. Next day, i got back from work, called the friend, plugged the router back in, and it work for another 14 mins, no ping. possibilities? the LinkSys website doesn't give answers, so what is it?

Further Edit: my Gigabit conn is going through a 3 ft CAT5e cable, and the wireless-N trans rate is set to 130 Mbps. The firmware is not updated, and i reset it at least 3 times.

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July 18, 2011 at 16:47:23
first step would be to conect both via wire and see if you get the same lockups
this is to separate the issue to being router in general or just the wireless.

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July 18, 2011 at 22:21:17
OK, I will make a run down to Staples and get a Cat6 cable and try that. too late to do it now but will in near future........

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