WRT54G2 Cisco Linksys wireless router randomly disconnecting clients. What should I do?
May 26, 2011 7:43 AM Subscribe
My wireless router
is driving me insane. After trying everything I know (changing wireless channels, upgrading the firmware) should I just give up, throw money at the problem and upgrade to what seems to be the top of the line
posted by falameufilho to Computers & Internet (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My home wireless router randomly disconnects clients, and even though it keeps working normally, clients that are kicked out cannot reconnect unless the router is restarted. This is extremely annoying and has been going on for more than one year. I've tried everything that is recommended in this case, like changing the wireless channel, upgrading firmware, checking for interferences, but nothing seems to work. I think the problem is that I have too many clients connecting to the router at the same time (something like 7-10, between computers, smartphones and set-top boxes), even though nothing in the router documentation talks about a maximum number of clients.
So, I'm frustrated with this situation and willing to do what people do best when they're frustrated with electronics - buy a more expensive electronic. But I am wondering - will it solve the problem? I'm afraid to spend $150 on a new router and end up in the same situation. Is there anything else I should be trying? And would buying the new, top of the line router solve the problem?