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Since a couple of days my wireless is behaving pretty weird... When my laptop attempts to connect to my router (Linksys WRT320N), it fails, and my network disappears... Same goes for the wifi on my iPhone. When I reset the router, i works for approx. 24 hours and it kicks me off again... Wt*?

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Make sure you got a key.. and if someone knows how to get in your router via the router's address.. prepare for a lot of fun biggrin.gif
People can do a lot if they know this stuff...

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check the channel that is being utilized, it sounds like either 1 of 2 things is actually happening. 1 a neighbor has set up a new wireless and is on the same channel your Access Point is using. If that is the case... your using channel 5, switch to channel 9 try to stay 2 channel away from the closest connection, worse case 1 channel will work. If this is not the case your hardware may be starting to fail.
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Well, I live ain a pretty good neigbourhood. And I know the dangers of wireless, so it has a pretty password. And the software shows me what devices are on it. And there's nothing else on it. Unless he/she/it's invisible, lol.
    
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When my laptop attempts to connect to my router (Linksys WRT320N), it fails, and my network disappears. - Ben[/QUOTE]

How hot is the router getting? Check for proper ventilation, blow it out if you can. How old is the Linksys? Check for new firmware.

If no of the above work, time for a new device. What is your budget?
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When my laptop attempts to connect to my router (Linksys WRT320N), it fails, and my network disappears. - Ben
How hot is the router getting? Check for proper ventilation, blow it out if you can. How old is the Linksys? Check for new firmware.

If no of the above work, time for a new device. What is your budget?[/QUOTE]

It is pretty warm, not hot. But that's mainly becuase it sits on top of the modem. It's a pretty young router. Probably a couple of months, at most. 2, maybe 4 months? I'll look for the receipt later on. It should still have warranty.
    
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Add some space in between. I have seen too many wireless routers get to hot and start freezing up. Use some Dust-off or something and clean it off with that. The compressed air should also help cool it. I still had one that continued to fail, but that is what I expect from cheap Wireless Routers.
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I have the same problem you do, but the only computer that can't connect or looses connection is my gaming rig. 4 other computers work just fine.

I've been so busy that I havent had the time to check the router, but I've tried everything else regarding the computer and wireless card, so my guess it's the router for me and maybe same case for you?
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Add some space in between. I have seen too many wireless routers get to hot and start freezing up. Use some Dust-off or something and clean it off with that. The compressed air should also help cool it. I still had one that continued to fail, but that is what I expect from cheap Wireless Routers.
I'll do that. Thanks. ANd, the ruter was nowhere near cheap... It was about $130 or so. Not particularly cheap imo...

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I have the same problem you do, but the only computer that can't connect or looses connection is my gaming rig. 4 other computers work just fine.

I've been so busy that I havent had the time to check the router, but I've tried everything else regarding the computer and wireless card, so my guess it's the router for me and maybe same case for you?
Probably. No idea. Let me know if you know anything!
    
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Ok, I have just bought a new router. The new Linksys E3000. Nice router. retty much thesSame as my previous, but uglier and faster.

All seems to be working fine now.
    
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