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Posted: 9/17/2009 4:39:33 AM EST
For the past couple days I have been losing my internet connection every fifteen minutes to half an hour. This problem is usually temporarily remedied by unplugging the power cord to the Linksys router.

I have all the spyware and cleaning programs like Ad-Aware, Glary Utilities, and C-Cleaner that I run frequently.

McAffee has been aggravating me of late, slowing my computer to a crawl with multiple daily updates––could it be causing the problems?
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:57:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 4:57:54 AM EST by wildearp]
I have a linksys USB wireless connection at work. Sometimes it just stops................unplug, replug and it works again.

I also had tons of problems with cox cable in the past with throttling or dropouts.

Hardwire DSL has been very good to me.

Erase Mcaffee and change to avast.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:58:06 AM EST
I'd call your ISP. It sounds more like a problem on their end.

Give them the times that you experienced the dropouts and they can check their logfiles.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:00:45 AM EST
Unplug the router for a day or so and see if it still does it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:01:44 AM EST
Try a firmware update on your router.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:02:36 AM EST
mine does that too, it seems like every day I have to reset the cable modem..gets pretty irritating
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:06:01 AM EST
I had this problem too..just last week. Problem was remedied by replacing the router.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:08:04 AM EST
Do you have the router then plugged into a modem?

If so it is possible that they are both trying to provide the ip addressing and then they are in conflict.

I have seen this a lot and especially with Linksys and Dlink routers.

The modem has to be set to bridged mode to eliminate this problem.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:10:48 AM EST
Try this

Let me ask the internet..... Oh internet...keeper of all useless and needful information of the lowly human race

Let me see...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:41:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:41:32 AM EST by hotbiggun42]
Mine used to do that ,my solution was to get rid of the wireless mouse and wireless key board apparently they work on the same frequency .Also some wireless phones will mess up your signal .
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:49:39 AM EST
Shutdown your firewall and see what happens.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:57:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:57:38 AM EST by Buck_Naked]
Bypass the router and hook your PC directly to the modem and see how stable the connection is...
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:58:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Buck_Naked:
Bypass the router and hook your PC directly to the modem and see how stable the connection is...


This. If it still happens call your ISP

If it doesnt, update your routers firmware or get a new one
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:16:23 AM EST
something sucks
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:23:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Buck_Naked:
Bypass the router and hook your PC directly to the modem and see how stable the connection is...


That's what I did. POS wireless router wouldn't broadcast 60 feet and make two doglegs to my desktop.

So I crawled under the house and ran coax.

Then I called the cable company to replace my two Radio Shack splitters.

Then I called them and had them replace the cable from the street.

Now I'm smokin'

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