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astorewilk
Posted: November 10th, 2008, 12:12pm Report to Moderator
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My desktop is hard wired to cable isp and laptop by wireless to a Linksys router.  Recently the connection has been cutting out. In order to restore the connection , I must reboot. (Note: When shutting down, the computer pauses in the shutting done mode and I must manually shutdown. Also, the desktop computer has no connection problems.)  This problem is random and the connection dropdown menu just says connection failed.  Can this be a hardware problem or software?
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Ray
Posted: November 11th, 2008, 12:33am Report to Moderator
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Have you tried unplugging the router and then plugging it back in again?  I have to do that with my D-Link router at least once a day.
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Troyhusker
Posted: November 16th, 2008, 10:23am Report to Moderator
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I had the same problem and did what Ray said, i.e. unplugging the router and plugging it back in at least once a day.  But then I heard some folks at work suggest changing the channel setting in the wireless settings on the router.  So I did that and it seemed to make a pretty big difference.  Now my wireless connection gets dropped maybe once a week if even that much.
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