My home network has never really worked properly. I can usually download torrents, play online games, use skype etc all reasonably well. But it's a bit unpredictable and will randomly act up.
I'm hoping if I lay it all out maybe someone can tell me where I'm going wrong, so here are how things are currently.
Modem: 502t Gen 2 modem router
Router: Linksys WRt160N V3
iPod touch 1G
2 new laptops
one desktop using a Belkin F6D4050
My PS3 and Desktop are in a sleepout around 20-30 metres away from the wireless router. Signal strength is not bad, and throughput is usually good, with it around 5.5 mbps which is close to my modem speed which is around 6.5 mbps.
Lately though the net connection is dropping, showing me 'resolving host' in chrome. The connection to the router is fine, but the internet goes down, sometimes for minutes, sometimes longer. I keep getting signout errors from playstation network on the PS3.
The router is set to mixed mode, using WPA-Personal security. If I try and set it to G only, it doesnt seem to broadcast out to the sleepout. If I set it to N only, then my PS3 and iphone cant find the network (obviously). The network adapter in the desktop wont work if i plug it directly into a usb port, but if I use a usb hub, and stretch it so it is ontop of the case, then it picks up the network.
The routing functions on the modem are not disabled, but last time i tried to get the linksys to handle authenticating the internet it didnt work, has anyone else managed to set up a linksys router in front of a 502t modem from telecom?
Thanks for reading all that, happy to give more info, I just want a more stable network running.