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FiOS wireless drops

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by TigerFan, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. TigerFan

    TigerFan New Member

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    Any local experts have a fix for me losing my Fios wireless signal every few minutes? Hardwired computer works flawlessly, its my Vista desktop in another room that can't hold a signal. I recently installed a new wireless card to see if that helped, but still drops frequently.
     
  2. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    what is the distance? You could try changing the wireless channel the router is using...
     
  3. TigerFan

    TigerFan New Member

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    I changed to 11 from automatic, and the distance is only 20 feet max and on the same floor. So far changing channels seems to have it working, thanks.
     
  4. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    I have been having the same problem. Drops the signal and vista has trouble reconnecting. My distance is about 20 feet also.
     
  5. PowerPlay

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    I have this problem too with 2 separate Vista machines, but never an issue w/ the XP machines.
     
  6. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    Same here. My XP machines never have a problem...only Vista. I am about to ugrade the Vistas to Win 7 to see if that will fix it.
     
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I had Vista DHCP problems with my old router's software. Vista would drop from internet connection to just a local only connection because it couldn't renew it's IP or recover from sleep all the time properly.

    Flashing my router (which in effect changed it's DHCP server) fixed it for us.
     
  8. fidothedog

    fidothedog Member

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    Okay...you lost me with Flashing. What is flashing and how do you do it? No perv responses allowed.
     
  9. PowerPlay

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    Unfortunately, support for my router has been sunset. Looks like I'll have to go buy a new one.
     
  10. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    flashing = uploading new/different software for the router.

    But in my case I was referring to running 3rd party software on the router. I run ddrt on my router (http://www.dd-wrt.com) which is an open source 3rd party software that runs on many routers. There are other alternatives as well... but if your hardware is compatible, its very robust software and all the true geeks run these alternatives on their hardware.

    But in this specific case... running ddrt changes the dhcp server, and in turn resolved my vista dhcp problems.

    If your vista machine shows its connected to wireless, but can not get an IP and resorts to the local-only connection... you are probably experiencing the same DHCP issues. It seems the renewal doesn't work right.
     
  11. fidothedog

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    Thanks Steve.
     

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