I am currently using a Motorola 2210 Modem (ATT) along with a Linksys WRT54G wireless router in my home. The Linksys router is almost 8 years old. Attached to this set up I have our main computer (Windows XP), our laptop (Windoes 7), an occasion ipod/cell phone and 2 xbox 360s (but I only run one at a time)
The other day we came in from dinner and had not wireless connection. The modem and internet service is fine. I have reset everything in an attempt to re-do everything I am able to get internet just fine to my main computer, via the ethernet line from the modem. When I try to set up the router I lose connection every time. Any ideas?
I am going into the modem and setting it to "Bridged Ethernet". I then hook up the router, per all the instructions I have read and the way I set it up in the past, and at this point I lose my connection and I am not able to log into the Linksys IP address to configure the router. I am by no means an advanced in this area, though I tend to be able to figure most things out. I am at a loss on this one. It is probalby a simple fix. Any help would be appreciated it.
After eight years should I just chalk it up to old age and buy a new router? I'd rather not spend the money if I can help it... but if need be I will.
Some other wireless devices can cause disturbance in your wireless connectivity and in such a situation, wireless router keeps losing connection. Such devices can be anything ranging from microwave oven and baby monitor to a cordless phone and a cell phone. You should try to keep these devices away from your wireless router and if they are unavoidable, then you can try to solve the situation by lowering your routerís frequency a little. In this way, the frequency of your devices and your wireless router will not be same any more and they will not interfere in each otherís working.