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WRT160N connection question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by OldPhil, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. OldPhil

    OldPhil Addicted to LI Member

    I am having a problem getting onto high content sites, also the connection dies off after 5 to 15 minutes I need to reboot the router to get the connection speed back. Any ideas appreciated!

    This is on my hard wired desk top, I have two desk tops wired. The main one with the Linksys software on it may be the culprit, I had issues and had to reset the modem a couple of times to get things going. I notice something that bothers me, the connection lights blink at about one second intervals as if it is hunting, this happening even with not broser being open IE when idle. It is the one that will not get high content sites like CNN World. My old Dell which I am on now seems just fine in all aspects, no flashing connection lights when idle. But no matter which machine is on the net the connection will die off. I have tried repairing connection the the affected machine and get a message that it can not finish due to not being able to flush the DNS. I have flushed it through the run command and still get the same pop up. I either have something set wrong on that machine or maybe I caught a bug. Sure would like to get it straightened out.

    Again all help appreciated.

    Phil
     
  2. Manuel_A

    Manuel_A Addicted to LI Member

    I Have the Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router

    Try this. Go into the routers settings.

    On the Wireless Tab and change the settings:

    5GHz Wireless Settings:

    Network Mode: Mixed
    Network Name (SSID): You name this
    Channel Width: 40MHz only
    Wide Channel: 151
    Standard Channel: 153-5.765GHz
    SSID Broadcast: That's upto you

    2.4GHz Wireless Settings:

    Network Mode: Mixed
    Network Name (SSID): You name this
    Channel Width: 40MHz only
    Wide Channel: 6
    Standard Channel: 8-2.447GHz
    SSID Broadcast: That's upto you

    I hope this helps you
     
  3. OldPhil

    OldPhil Addicted to LI Member

    Manual A thanks for your reply!

    I have revised the post above.

    I believe my problem to be software, bug, setting, or as many have stated the 160 is a turkey. I Googled WRT160N problems the amount of hits was unbelievable, many said Linksys new of problems with it but still rushed it out the door. I am running 2.0.02 build 11 some say to dump that version and back track to build 8. Maybe I will try a reset and removing what I have and reloading again!

    Phil
     
  4. OldPhil

    OldPhil Addicted to LI Member

    Late Update 2.0.02 build 8 has been working absolutely great since the end of February, I understand Linksys has released build 12 but I will leave well enough alone!!

    Phil
     

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