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  1. Standard member sonhouseonline
    Fast and Curious
    29 Dec '05 18:15
    I have talked to several help lines, even paid money for one,
    and Linksys, who did a firmware upgrade but it hasn't helped and
    this is the second router with the exact same problem so it doesn't
    seem to be a router problem:
    I have the internet for a couple of hours and just lose the internet.
    If I connect the cable modem directly to this comp, we never lose
    the connection.
    I was told by one person it may have to do with 'leased time' or
    something from the IP, changing adresses every so often but
    I thought the router was supposed to be able to handle those
    changes. Any ideas? When I reset the router, boing, back comes
    the net for a few hours. Its more important now because we just
    got a printer with a wireless connection and don't want to keep
    resetting the router every couple of hours.
  2. 29 Dec '05 18:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I have talked to several help lines, even paid money for one,
    and Linksys, who did a firmware upgrade but it hasn't helped and
    this is the second router with the exact same problem so it doesn't
    seem to be a router problem:
    I have the internet for a couple of hours and just lose the internet.
    If I connect the cable modem directly to this comp, we neve ...[text shortened]... a wireless connection and don't want to keep
    resetting the router every couple of hours.
    How is your network set up?

    Is it a cable into the router and wireless to the computer or is it wireless to the router and then wired to the computer?

    Are both systems wireless? If so, identify where your Internet comes from. Who is your provider? Has moving the wireless equipment helped?

    PM me with the answer to these questions and i should be able to help you. You will also need to tell me which equipment you have installed and your computer's operating system.

    I'm a computer technician who specializes in wireless LAN's, WiFi networks, and in-home networking. I have a wireless network myself, and I won't hang up on you, i promise.
  3. Standard member sonhouseonline
    Fast and Curious
    29 Dec '05 18:35
    Originally posted by Whats goin on eh
    How is your network set up?

    Is it a cable into the router and wireless to the computer or is it wireless to the router and then wired to the computer?

    Are both systems wireless? If so, identify where your Internet comes from. Who is your provider? Has moving the wireless equipment helped?

    PM me with the answer to these questions and i sh ...[text shortened]... n-home networking. I have a wireless network myself, and I won't hang up on you, i promise.
    Hi, too bad I can't talk to you on the phone and go over the same
    stuff the online techs did.
    Its cable into the cable modem, from the cable modem to the
    wireless router, the main comp hard wired from the router and
    have a laptop with wireless, built-in, not thru plug-in.
    Have two other comps waiting in the wings it I can get the system
    to be reliable. And then the wireless HP photosmart 3310 all in one
    printer also waiting till the stupid router starts working reliably.
  4. 29 Dec '05 22:15
    sent you an email. Pay careful attention to the bolded sentence.