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Connection limited when using wireless

By Exaqtion
Jun 13, 2009
  1. I have a linkysys cable modem and a netgear wireless modem hooked up to my computer downstairs(Running Xp). Upstairs I have a laptop with wifi(Running Vista).

    All day I can have working internet on my downstairs computer unless I go use wifi on my laptop. I go use my laptop for around 10 minutes and then i get "This connection has limited or no connectivity" on both computers. What I do is unplug and then replug the modems, and everything is back to normal until I go use wifi on my laptop again! It's very annoying does anyone know a fix to this problem? Thanks for any help

    Also...I would like to add that it seems like everytime one computer watches a video, this problem occurs.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    the problem is what i call flooding or soaking of the router, not sure what the technical term is though, i get this when i have been downloading anything of a large size on a torrent program, i even get it when my son runs Xbox live for a long time.
    My answer like you is to reboot the router and the NTL modem,, not good i know..

    I never rated Netgear stuff perferring Belkin and Linksys, however thats not the issue, have you tried the tech support for the router to see if there are any known issues or checked to see if there is an update for your router.?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,882   +903

    First approach is to be sure you have the latest firmware for the router.

    I usually set DO NOT FRAGMENT and a MTU of 1492 on the router.
    Also disable LOGGING and/or emailing the router log to conserve router memory.
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