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I'm going slightly mad

I have internet through ADSL. Connection comes in on the ground floor at landlord's apartment. He has a wireless router (US Robotics USR9106) so me and roomie Rick can both receive a signal. Rick has a built-in wireless Sitecom receiver in his tower, I have an USB-plug Philips receiver. We both have a good connection.

Thing is: a few times a day the signal is gone (or cannot be received) for a minute or so, then it's found again. This happens on both receivers. Then there are the occasions (sometimes every other month, sometimes twice in a week) where our receivers SEE the router, but don't get a connection from it. This only affects me and Rick, landlord can surf as if nothing's wrong. I page landlord, he resets the modem, and things are OK again. This is getting frustrating. How can it be that there's a connection, but no data/IP? Why does the signal blink every few hours (no, it's not at regular intervals).

Help me and Rick surf without interruptions!

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jonesybunny
Jan. 13th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
All modem-router combinations have a problem on a regular basis where one loses connection with the other because:

1. The modem hiccuped
2. The router crashed
3. Something else went wrong(tm)

In all cases, resetting both devices fixes it. If it's one device, it's recommended to see if its firmware can be upgraded.
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