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Topic # 121003 20-Jun-2013 18:08
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Hi, wondering if someone can help (I am no expert btw!). I am experiencing frequent disconnections from router (TP Link TD-W8960N). It's only about 6 months old. Internet will drop because wireless router signal disappears i.e. my routers name will disappear off the wireless connections list and toolbar will just show the bars with a yellow star over them. Signal is usually 4-5 bars when its connected and house is a small place. Happens even when 3m away with no walls. When opening wireless connections I can see all the neighbors connections still. After a while of refreshing the list my router will reappear and automatically connect. No problems with internet i.e no yellow triangle over the bars. I tried changing the channel the router is on but still happening. Happens to both PC and Ipad. Any ideas?

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  Reply # 841329 21-Jun-2013 22:35
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the antenna isn't loose or anything? Is it only affecting the wireless? ie can you still use internet from a cabled line to the PC while the wireless has dropped?




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  Reply # 842418 24-Jun-2013 14:53
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Can you post screenshots of your settings on the wireless basic and advanced pages?

Also run of scan of competing wifi signals with inssider:
http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/



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  Reply # 843466 24-Jun-2013 16:40
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Have not tested with laptop connected via cable as it happens too quickly and not convenient to have it connected all day. Antenna seem fine. I used the inSSIDer program and switched channels, its improved since then (previously on auto and then on channel 1) but still happens a couple times a day. Screenshots attached.






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