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Im having an issue with my home network. I am running both wireless and ethernet connections. I have my cable modem going to my wireless router which is an Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router WRT160N Wireless router
http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT160N : I have two Gigabit Switches hooked up to the the wireless router. One switch is right next to the wireless router, the other is about 10 feet away from the wireless router. The issue is the computers that are conencted to the switch 10 feet away drop connections fairly regularly. Ive tested both switches, they work fine. Ive varified the cables and they are good. I was going to hook up my PC directly to the modem to see if I get the same issue. The wierd thing is wireless doesn seem to be a problem. Any ideas of what could be causing this and a fix. I was looking at getting a newer wiereless router mines about 4years old now.

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Same behavior with different cable and/or different switch port on the router and/or different uplink on switch2?
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yes same behavior with dffierent cables and I tried having just one switch not two in the setup and it drops connection often on two different computers, nics work fine on both
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Could be the Router not being able to handle the throughput. It is a WRT160N so it isn't the most powerful router in the world. Assuming having the requirement of dual gigabit switches the Router might not be able to handle the amount of packets.

Try a different Router with a but more processing power / RAM and see if it helps.

~Had this problem on peak times in my Residence network with a WBR2310 upgraded to a WRT400N and worked fine .
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Anybody have some good selections on wireless routers I can purchase, that have N and gigabit connections? Around a $100?
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