Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 112238 1-Dec-2012 22:56 Send private message

Hi,

 

I recently went through the process of going with Slingshot for my preferred ISP because of their cheap rates and unlimited internet and I didn't want to get their default router as I'm a gamer and there's a few others that are in the house so we'd like to have a good ping (while I realize that the default Dynalink router can support multiple gamers online, I chose to get a WAG230N router).

 

Now, all seemed fine ONCE the internet was set up and I had to configure the router to work with Slingshot, that all seemed fine and then I was on the internet. The only problem that I'm having and this would annoy anyone, is the fact that I keep losing an internet connection every hour or so, and it doesn't automatically come back on, I have to turn the router off and back on. There's also a second problem, but I'd prefer it if the first one was fixed first, but the second one is that every now and then, none of the wireless devices can connect to the router, but they can see it, it just says (For my phone): "Invalid password" and for the laptops it just says the generic "Can't connect to this internet", generally I have to change the SSID name and then everyone has to re-connect to it, but I'd prefer a permanent solution.

 

Might I add: I've rung Cisco but I keep getting put into loops and I'd rather not have to ring them again and go through the same [pointless] process. I've also talked to Slingshot and they're gonna see what they can do on Sunday/Monday (I am also waiting for the Dynalink router to see if that fixes the problem). 

 

Thanks, and sorry for the long message.

Create new topic
1728 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 501

Subscriber

  Reply # 725613 1-Dec-2012 23:05 Send private message

It could be a problem with your internal household wiring. I finally got around to installing a master splitter today. They're superior to the plug in filters and I think that our internet connection here isn't playing up as much as it used to.

Do you have a master splitter installed?



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 725615 1-Dec-2012 23:09 Send private message

Sorry, you'll have to explain to me what a master splitter is (I just have the normal filter(phone line/ADSL))

368 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 725909 2-Dec-2012 23:26 Send private message

JamieWright19: Sorry, you'll have to explain to me what a master splitter is (I just have the normal filter(phone line/ADSL))


It's just a better one of those and installed at the Telecom termination point allowing a discrete data siginal to the modem without interference from a telephone and it's extended in house wiring.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by hio77 on 27-Feb-2015 19:33 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Galaxy s6 announcement and owners thread
Created by Shoes2468, last reply by teamyoyo on 2-Mar-2015 23:41 (70 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Why does Lightbox have a suicide wish?
Created by dafman, last reply by KiwiNZ on 2-Mar-2015 21:37 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Privacy concerns on returning faulty microSDXC
Created by dpw, last reply by networkn on 2-Mar-2015 15:39 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Car Finance Help
Created by sep11guy, last reply by teamyoyo on 2-Mar-2015 23:36 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


HTC One M9 (2015) Announcement and Discussion
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by markl on 2-Mar-2015 23:13 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


So is it really worth the change to fibre
Created by Presso, last reply by lNomNoml on 2-Mar-2015 23:25 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Cordless VoIP handset
Created by Glassboy, last reply by Glassboy on 2-Mar-2015 22:12 (19 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.