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Wigglytuff
Oct 15th, 2004, 10:08 PM
the router keeps kicking me off

even when i am right in front of it get kicked off, the instance of kick off-ery went down when i turned on down when turned of wap, and turned on wep instead but still its too high.

if you can help, great, if not thats ok.

Volcana
Oct 16th, 2004, 12:12 AM
My home used to be a free wireless hotspot, but then my last girlfriend turned me on to wires. :devil:

Fingon
Oct 16th, 2004, 03:14 AM
well, you are not really giving too much info.

Which wireless router do you have, which card? what software are you using to connect?

Not that it would help much, there are a lot of brands, some very good, some not so good, depends on the software.

Some times resetting the router (unplug the power) can help, is you keep getting problem, consult the manufacturers website, they might have a new firmware that could solve your problems, same for the wireless card.

Also, if the router is near a source of interference (like a refrigerator) or a computer you might have problems.

Depends also on where you live, there are areas where there is a lot of interference, like near an airport, and you might not be able to use a wireless router.

If that's the case, you might need to spend a few more bugs and go for a better router, such as Cisco (not a big one, they have some small models), but really, it's impossible to help, if you call technical service they would probably ask you which lights are turned on but that means different things in different brands.

so :confused:

Wigglytuff
Oct 16th, 2004, 03:25 AM
ok

here is all the info
Router: Linksys WRT54G
Computers:
1-pc desktop, win 98SE, wired to router,
2-apple, laptop, OS X.3, wireless to router, apple branded airport express card.
ISP: Verizon
Internet: Verizon dsl modem connected to router compter 1 + 2 connected to router.

Working order: both computers work when wired to router, mac does not work wirelessly. However mac has been working on this network on and off, now will not connect at all. have not tested laptop on other networks will do so tomorrow.

Fingon
Oct 16th, 2004, 04:55 AM
ok

here is all the info
Router: Linksys WRT54G
Computers:
1-pc desktop, win 98SE, wired to router,
2-apple, laptop, OS X.3, wireless to router, apple branded airport express card.
ISP: Verizon
Internet: Verizon dsl modem connected to router compter 1 + 2 connected to router.

Working order: both computers work when wired to router, mac does not work wirelessly. However mac has been working on this network on and off, now will not connect at all. have not tested laptop on other networks will do so tomorrow.
go to the Linksys website and see if there is a firmware update.

Go to the Apple website and see if there is software update.

Check also their troubleshooting area.

You can try placing the router in a different place, is it too close to the desktop computer?

Wigglytuff
Oct 16th, 2004, 05:45 AM
go to the Linksys website and see if there is a firmware update.

Go to the Apple website and see if there is software update.

Check also their troubleshooting area.

You can try placing the router in a different place, is it too close to the desktop computer?

thank you so much for this.

i did this and more after 15 restarts!! and 3 mass restarts (the means restarting everything in one shot), i was finally about to get it working. i had to go through the manual and look at the pictures to figure out wath the default settings, for what ever insane reason there is no default restore button. this annoys the jigglypuff greatly.

so in the end, the free wireless hotspot is back up. i need to learn how to safely let others use it.

njguido11
Oct 16th, 2004, 07:37 AM
Yea for some reason my computer goes off of wireless like every 10 min and i have to click reset on my sony vaioo comp. real annoying at times. maybe ill try ur suggestions. Oh and mine is the only comp in the house that does it out of the 3 that use it????