intermittant internet

  musiclady 19:29 08 Mar 2010

ive just upgraded to 10mb with virgin, running main pc on xp sp2 with a belkin wireless g mimo router,for some reason since the change with virgin my laptop internet is very intermittant, i have tried changing the channels on the router but i still keep losing the net

  EARLR 19:36 08 Mar 2010

How is it when connected (cabled) to router?

  SJM_81 19:38 08 Mar 2010

Have you got the router set up 802.11 b/g/n ?

That setting is compatible with all nic's. Plus you might have it set to 802.11 a which has a range of 150 ft plus weaker waves. Whereas g/n are much stronger.

  musiclady 21:33 08 Mar 2010


  SJM_81 21:38 08 Mar 2010

Do you mean you lose the Internet whilst using the computer, or with it being idle for 20 Min's etc?

There are power settings that cut the wireless connection to save power after x amount of minutes idol.

  SJM_81 21:57 08 Mar 2010

You should update firmware too. Go to your isp's website and update firmware

  musiclady 22:00 08 Mar 2010

wireless, but i also keep having to reboot my main pc as that too loses the net well its ip address

  SJM_81 22:08 08 Mar 2010

"wireless, but i also keep having to reboot my main pc as that too loses the net well its ip address"

Do you lose connection then it reconnects straight away once you try and connect again or do you need to assign a new ip via dhcp?

  musiclady 22:47 08 Mar 2010

i do loose connection with main pc, so i hve to keep reboot it or turning it off at the mains plug

  peter99co 22:56 08 Mar 2010

Get in touch with Virgin on the freephone number 151 if you have their phone. You need an engineer to check your cable. It can be caused by a faulty connector in you cable from the "Box" down the road. Go to their site if you need to email for assistance.

  peter99co 22:59 08 Mar 2010

Try connection direct to the virgin modem and see if this cures the error. (use an ethernet cable)

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