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1st Jan 03, 4:04 PM
My linksys router has been a pain since I bought it a few months back. It was easy to setup (besides drilling a hole in the wall...), but it seems I am frequently (every 15-30 min) briefly d/ced from the internet, which means I cant play online games for a very long period of time.
Does anyone else have this problem, or could it be that I bought a faulty router or that I have a non-compliant ISP (Comcast)?
1st Jan 03, 4:25 PM
what router do you have, i have a linksys etherfast cable/dsl router, its model number befsr41, i have had no problems with it. The only advice i can give you is to reset the the unit to restore factory settings and / or upgrading the firmware. Also when your disconnected do you still get activity on the modem (cable or otherwise), try connecting the modem directly to the pc and see if this works, if it does the routers most likley faulty, if the problem still arises the fault could be with the isp.
go here (http://www.linksys.com/download/) to download firmware for linksys network items, find your model number in the top box and o/s in the bottom box.
1st Jan 03, 5:52 PM
I have that model too. I usually disconnect my PC from the router when others aren't using the internet and plug it directly into the cable modem. It works fine when I do that.
The problem you are describing isnt necessarily router-related at all. First thing you should try is just resetting the router. [this is probably not the solution, but try it anyway]
The problem could be in your ISP. Since you have a router, I suspect you are using Cable or DSL. I've encountered this problem with a cable modem before. Reset the modem, then call your provider and have them reprovision your modem. I have no idea what that even means, but it will probably fix your problem.
Another solution would be to reset the router to factory defaults. There are two ways of doing this.
1)If your router has a reset button on it, press this. You might need to use a pencil/pen/needle to do it. Hold it down for 10 seconds to ensure it works.
2) HTTP or Telnet to your router. [http:/192.168.1.1 (or whatever your router's IP is, check your documentation for this) or telnet 192.168.1.1 (ditto). check your docs for a password/username. Common usernames are admin, administrator. Common passwords are admin, administrator, 1234, and password]. Using the menus provided, reset the router to factory defaults.
After resetting, reconfigure the router to work with your ISP (only if necessary)
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