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Wirless Network Constantly Disconneting

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March 15, 2011 at 06:27:56
Specs: Windows XP
Up until recently (4 months ago) my network was fine. However, all of a sudden the network began to drop randomly. Now, the network drops about every 30 mins. Its quite an inconvenience, especially as there are two laptops, a desktop and 2 games consoles running off of the network (not all at once though). I have a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO router.

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March 15, 2011 at 08:01:54
Sounds like one of your Neighbors got WiFi and their router is on the same channel as yours. Try changing your Wireless Channel to 9.

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March 15, 2011 at 08:27:56
I've run into numerous situations where neighbours (in commercial buildings) are running WLAN's and on the same channel as some of my equipment. It's never cause my WLAN to drop.

This type of issue, in my experience, has more to do with your router than anything else.

For some easy wireless troubleshooting steps you can take click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Troubleshooting Wireless Issues" Follow the steps.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 15, 2011 at 11:28:22
Thanks - changing the channel to 9 seems to be working for now. But the network can be very tempremental, so whether it lasts or not is another question.

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March 15, 2011 at 11:53:35
Remember, in general Wireless sucks. This is because it can be interfered with so easily. Things like Cordless Phones and Microwave ovens work on the same frequency as WiFi. It can also be blocked by Metal and Concrete that may be in the walls. It is just a cheap and dirty way of giving you connectivity without having to rewire your house. You can get things like Directional Antennas and Signal boosters to improve this but wired is always going to be better.

I personally only use Wireless for my laptop and I have a Wireless Access Point in all of the rooms I usually use the laptop in.

Good Luck.

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March 16, 2011 at 02:34:14
Well - changing the channel to 9 lasted for about a day. This morning the network became very slow and then just stopped. Now it's back to randomly disconnecting. Should I look into buying a new router? Is there any that you recommend?

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