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Topic # 57243 7-Feb-2010 10:01
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I have just moved house.

At my old address I had a Dlink 502T running in conjunction with a Linksys WRT150N wireless router and had no problems at all for over 18 months.

When I moved to the new address everything worked fine for a couple of hours.

However when I got up the next morning the router wouldn't connect to my laptop and I have had constant problems since.

I have tried doing a full reset on the router with no luck.

I know the issue isn't with the Dlink modem or the line in the house as I can plug directly into the modem and have no problems.

I guess it's possible the router has died or in the process of doing so but it seems a coincidence that it has occurred just after moving to a new address.

My laptop is only a few months old and does not appear to be having any problems other than connecting to the router.

Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 296727 7-Feb-2010 10:42
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Or perhaps you have a neighbor nearby that turns on his wireless AP every morning?

Have you tried changing channels?






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  Reply # 296728 7-Feb-2010 10:59
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I did wonder about interference. I am living in between the police station and fire station but not sure if anything they use would cause interference.

I've just tried selecting a channel on the wide band so will see how that goes.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 296736 7-Feb-2010 11:49
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Tried a few different channels without luck.

Sometimes the laptop can't even see the router although it is only 5m away and it constantly picks up the signal from a nearby library.

Router is receiving adsl signal fine from modem, I am typing this whilst plugged into router via ethernet cable.

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  Reply # 296748 7-Feb-2010 13:05
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I downloaded inSSIDer and have identified two networks, the library and my own. The library is on channel 11 and I have set mine to channel 1.

The only other thing that could be causing interference is my cordless phone but I have had that for several years without any issues.

I am now on wireless again so will see how long it lasts.

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