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Internet keeps dropping at random times

By Slick21
Jul 31, 2012
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  1. Anyone think they can help me with this annoying issue? My internet at times will randomly drop
    and reconnect after 30 seconds or so. Usually the error messages on my laptop or PC will say that a local cable has been unplugged, limit connectivity or a problem with the access point.

    I'm running Windows XP on PC and Windows 7 on the laptop. I have a Dlink WBR-1310 router and it's secured with a WPA encryption. I honestly think it's a problem with my router, because I never had this issue before I first bought it.
     
  2. Ectech

    Ectech TS Rookie Posts: 22

  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    How many walls,floors are between the computer(s) & router?
    I get same message on mine when I use my USB wi-fi so I go back to my DSL.
     
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 899   +39

    Maybe interference from another router broadcasting on the same channel? The wireless utility should be able to tell you what channel other access points in the vicinity are in. If ch6, then change to 1 or 11. If 1, then 6 or 11.
     


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