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connection issues?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ignantmike, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. ignantmike

    ignantmike

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    hey guys.....looking for some info on loss of connection on my wifi signal....first alittle background....I live in a mobile home...I have a 2wire modem from at&t dsl service....we have numerous wireless "things" in the house.....my sons room has the modem and he is hard wired into it playing a lot of online games.....we have 2 laptops and a kindle as well as a ipod.....not all running at the same time....but, sometimes both laptops and my sons games....the laptops will lose connection from the wireless a lot....and when I look to reconnect....I don't see the modem online?....this happens a lot and when I try to connect again....it will show up?...is my sons gaming causing the problem?....is there something I can do to boost the signal?.....thank's for any help....
     
  2. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    May try setting the channel to a permanent one (I use 11), most are defaulted to auto. HTH.
     


  3. Like Sgt K indicated, try setting the channel setting in the router's administration section to something other than "auto" or "ch 6". If you have an android phone or tablet, download/install/run the WiFi Analyzer. It will show the in use channels in your area which will allow you to find the least used channel.

    If you are using an older Wireless G router, some were affected when you use a microwave or certain wireless phones. I had an older Linksys router that would dump all wireless connections when I turned on a microwave. Also check other electronic devices, its possible you are getting interference from other electronics. If the router is next to a computer or other electronics, move it at least 2 or more feet away from all electronics.

    It might also be advisable to use a new router that supports Wireless N if your wireless clients support it. I have all my wireless clients tied to a separate Wireless N router that is connected to my 2Wire AT&T modem/wireless router. I had nothing but trouble with the 2Wire wireless signal with some of my devices.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  4. In my experience, the 2Wire are junk routers. Get a Netgear or Apple Airport Extreme.
     
  5. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    SB, thanks for the heads up on that app. I love it!
     
  6. Your welcome. Was having wireless issues and that app helped me find a little used channel that cleared up my wireless issues. Turns out I had several neighbors who also changed their wireless channels to use the same channel as the one I had initially configure my router for.