Wireless connection drops every few hours

Asus U81arx05 notebook
November 4, 2010 at 00:52:28
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon XP 64 X2 7750 Kuma / 2.7 GHz / 3.25 GB
Hi guys,

So I've laid out my situation below. If anyone has any helpful insight, I'd definitely appreciate it!

The setup:
We have 2-4 computers wirelessly connected to a router within only a few feet (100% signal for all computers).

The problem:
Every few hours, although the computers indicate connectivity (no warning signals or such), the internet simply stops working for all computers.
Restarting the computers and repairing connections don't remedy the issue.

Only by unplugging the router for a minute or two is the internet restored.

A catch:
If I keep my torrent program open, I believe I've noticed that it maintains the internet connection.

Possible factor to consider:
The downstairs neighbors' wireless router sits pretty much right below ours.

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November 4, 2010 at 20:43:39
If hard-booting the router is the only way to restore connectivity it is time to get a new router. I had a netgear that used to do that and have not had a problem since replacing it with a d-link. I would doubt the proximity of your downstairs neighbor's router would affect yours in the way you have described.

You could first try a firmware update on your current machine but I suspect it has fault somewhere in it's circuitry. A chip a bit flakey or a capacitor overheating. Difficult to diagnose and unlikely to be repairable.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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November 5, 2010 at 14:54:52
Hey Richard,

Thanks for your response.

I did some Googling and found a suggestion to change the router's Advanced Wireless Settings. As a last ditch effort, I changed a few of the settings:

Beacon Interval = 50
Fragmentation & RTS threshold = 2306 each

And... it's seemed to work so far! Hopefully it'll hold up, and I won't have to buy a new router.


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