Router forgetting about my Chromecast
May 21, 2014 8:38 AM Subscribe
I am a Verizon FiOS customer, using the provided Actiontec modem/router. The wireless is working acceptably well with phones, tablets and laptop, but two devices appear to keep falling off of the network: a Chromecast and a wireless printer (Brother 2270dw). Restarting the printer or Chromecast gets them back on the network immediately, and they work fine for a while, then it seems like the router "forgets" about them again.
posted by dforemsky to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
I previously had the printer hard-wired to the router, and I never had a problem with the router forgetting it. (symptoms of forgetting the printer - my PC shows the printer as offline, and the Brother control panel cannot find it. I can't get into the printer to change settings, either.)
Any thoughts on anything to try? Settings to tweak or look for in the router?