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Master Geek


# 47128 10-Nov-2009 12:09
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Not sure if anyone has advised on this, but it is doing my head in.  I use a 3Gs and my partner a 3G Touch.  Over the last few weeks our wifi has been dropping out, to the point where I need to turn wifi off and on again each time I want to load a new page. 

I've tried playing around with the DNS, changing the channel on my router (WAG160N) but no luck.

Can anyone help before i fly into a feral rage? 


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Uber Geek

  # 271609 10-Nov-2009 12:24
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I was going to ask you what router you are using, but reading further confirmed my suspicions.

Head on over to the forums on the Linksys site and read all about just how bad the WAG160N is. I've been struggling with one for about a year now. It is well known to lose the network connection on a daily/twice daily basis, and this includes connection to iPhone. The way I normally get around this is to switch my iPhone into flight mode briefly to get the connection back.

I assume you're not sharing any files across PCs on your network, otherwise you would have come across a whole load of other issues by now. Like I said, read all about them on the Linksys forums...

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Master Geek


  # 271630 10-Nov-2009 13:38
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Thanks for that - I suspicioned as much but still held out hope that there was a fix. The WAG160N doesn't drop connections to my laptop or desktop - which uses a wireless adaptor - just the mobile devices, it seems. Still, good to know what the cause is. I think i'll switch to a WAG310G, or maybe abandon Linksys altogether.


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Uber Geek

  # 271633 10-Nov-2009 13:41
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Have you got encryption enabled on your WAG160N? If you don't then the connection remains stable. But who wants unencrypted wireless? Your neighbours maybe...

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Master Geek


  # 271636 10-Nov-2009 13:52
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I live next to a half-way house...not sure the combined intellect of its inhabitants would be enough to log onto a network, encrypted or otherwise. Still, I use WPA2 and am not about to turn that off.

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Master Geek

  # 272010 11-Nov-2009 12:37
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checked to see if another wireless is operating nearby, stronger signal or same frequency ?
brought any new devices that run on 2.4ghz.
next door got a new cordless ph ?

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Master Geek

  # 272020 11-Nov-2009 13:08
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Just checking.. are you still on 3.0? There were reported problems with Wifi (when Bluetooth is enabled). I did experience this, but rarely needed to worry as I never enable both together.

This was fixed (improved) in 3.1..

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Master Geek


  # 272028 11-Nov-2009 13:26
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I'm on 3.1.2, so thinking it must be a hardware issue. I'll wait for the next firmware update for the router and if things don't improve i'll upgrade to a different model

Thanks for all the help guys.


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Master Geek

  # 272046 11-Nov-2009 14:11
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yup. I never had wifi problems with my linksys WAG325N but was I ever happy to get rid of it. Never buying integrated wifi + adsl routers again. Ive gone down the path of dedicated (el cheapo) ADSL router bridged onto a dediated wifi router.

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