intermittent wired router problems

  mrhoddy 20:51 21 Jan 08

Hi, first post but having read a quite a few threads, i still havent got my problem sorted.

OK background, basically, we have NTL BB and generic modem?, and have this wired to a philips sn6500? 11g wireless router which is then wired to two desktop pc's.

Never really had many problems when 1 pc was wired direct to modem - and this is fine now as well while i write this. Then i installed a 2nd pc and router, but after this the connection seemed to drop NOW AND AGAIN - this used to happen about twice a month or something (and was fixed by turning off pc, modem, router and turning back on in the order of router, modem and pc).

HOWEVER, since i upgraded one of the pcs to vista (so the old pc is on xp, new on vista) im having dropped connections all the time more than 8 times a day (seems to fix using normal method but at this frequency its unbearable).

Phoned isp and they said that it was a router problem ie so they wouldnt help!

Any suggestions how to solve this? Will provide more details if needed

Cheers in adavnce


  mrhoddy 20:22 24 Jan 08


  setecio 12:00 25 Jan 08

Make sure the router is well ventilated and NOT sitting on top of the cable modem, overheating can cause this.

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