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WiFi routers

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I've got a three year old linksys. Some days, I can get a signal in the kitchen (about 50 feet and four walls away), some days I can't. I want a more powerful signal so I can use my laptop on the back deck.

    Any suggestions?
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Weird. Despite it being three years old -- which isn't much -- you shouldn't be having trouble with it. Have you tried re-setting it?

    My Linksys is also about 3 or 4 years old and works fine. It goes out every now and again, but I just hold the reset button for 15 seconds and all is well.
  3. Try resetting it.
    Also unplug it. Unplug all the wires and power cords going into it for about 30 seconds and plug them back in.
    We have the same kind of router, though ours is about five years old, and that's our IT guy recommended. It helped.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That kinda stuff is funny, like kicking something to make it work again
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    My linksys router is an unstoppable force. I'm surprised you are having trouble with yours.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    My Linksys is also unstoppable. Don't think it's gone out once in the two years we've had it.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Check the power settings on your system summary. Maybe move the router to a higher location. My 2Wire router covers the whole block at full power (it has 1, 2, 3 and 4 settings) and I've had to step it down, lest some porn wanker bogart my signal.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I've got it cranked to the highest power available. I need to try resetting it.
  9. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    I've actually had two linksys routers that died within a couple years, so I believe you.

    If it's giving you trouble, get a new one. They aren't that expensive and they aren't meant to last forever. Besides, the technology in these things gets better pretty fast, so a new one may be a lot better.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I also have a LinkSys router that kind of stinks. Every two hours, almost like clockwork, it'll kick me off. I have no explanation for why, and it does it on a variety of different comps. I got tired of trying to find a solution and just switch to connecting directly to my cable modem, problem solved.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    You could encrypt that. :) WPA (Personal) iz gud.
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    There are boosters out there that could help with signal strength. You can always give that a shot. I’ve used Netgear and Linksys at various times. The high-end Netgear stuff is always solid. The Linksys stuff can be hit or miss at times. Very odd.
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