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I have a Linksys router since 7/09 but keep losing

I have a Linksys router model WRT160N v3 since 7/09 but lose my connection from time to time...could this be due to a signal strength issue and how do I check my signal strength over a period of time to see if it falls below a threshold and how to troubleshoot this?

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LOSING WIRELESS CONNECTION ?
Make sure the latest wireless card driver is installed in the computer.
Locate the wireless router higher and away from concrete and brick walls, foil insulated walls.
Locate the wireless router away from cordless phones and microwave ovens these can cause interference.
You could be getting interference from other wireless access points or wireless routers in your area. Check the wireless broadcast channels in your area, and select one that is unused or one that has the weakest signal strength.

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My computers keep losing connection and reconnecting.


Try changing the FREQUENCY of the router, you probably have interference coming from an other source (baby monitor, wireless phone, RF transmitter, etc...)

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I think the problem must be with the router. When it drops the connection, you can see other networks but not yours.
that means at that time the wireless signal on your router must not be broadcasted.
WRT160N router has issues with the firmware. Youcan try to upgrade the firmware of the router.
firmware is the software of the router.
Once you upgrade the software, unplug the power to the router and plug it back in. wait for a moment and now observe the connection.
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Laptop is upstairs, computer and router downstairs. Keep losing connection upstairs. shaw suggests I ask you to change settings. I have model WRT 160NV3 , Cisco.


You will need to check the wireless settings of the
router
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on
that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check
all the wireless settings of the router.
Click here for step by step instructions

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Sadly, this router has horrible reviews and is known for this problem:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16833124277

Can you return it for another model?
Can you getLinksys to replace it?

the best one is the LINKSYS WRT54GL, but if you are stuck with the one you have...

If you have tried all these things and you are very brave (or don't care if you need to buy another router) why not try flashing it with an after market O/S?

1) http://www.coderetard.com/2008/05/30/install-dd-wrt-firmware-on-linksys-wrt150n-wrt160n-wireless-routers/

2) http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=32576&highlight=wrt160n

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Linksys wrt160N router inconsistant internet connection


Check on your cables makes sure they are inserted properly and the cord should be free of kinks, scrapes or loose connections......Also check the back of your computer make sure your ethernet card (the one that has the green lights/LED's) is seated properly (not loose)....

Good Luck.....hope this helps...if not let us know....cheers

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Change the wireless channel of the router to channel 1, 9 or 11. Usually other routers use channel 6. If there are other wireless devices on your area like a wireless cellphone, microwave, try to relocate them or the router itself. Place your router on a higher location so that you will be able to get a better signal.

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