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Wireless internet stops working (mostly) arbitrarily (mostly)

By PrandialMan
Jul 7, 2008
  1. Hi, I've been having a strange problem with my wireless internet lately.
    At seemingly arbitrary times the internet mostly stops working.
    I am still able to ping websites, my computer still indicates that I am connected with good signal, and I can consistently access my online school email,
    but all other websites cannot be displayed. Downloads stop, messenger services stop the internet doesn't work in almost all circumstances.
    Luckily, there is a easy (if temporary) solution: turn off the power strip that the router is connected to and then turn it back on.
    While most of the time the problem seems to occur without cause, the problem also occurs on a reliable basis when the central computer (which doesn't have wireless and is directly plugged in to the router) is turned on.
    The router is a Belkin, wireless, G, Version 1102.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,754   +96

    Update the firmware, and reset the router. Update the drivers for all wireless devices and wired drivers for the LAN. If it still does it then replace the router.
     
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