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Postby dmiles2186 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Alright--I know only bare minimum about computers and wireless networks, etc.

For work, I have a static IP with a Verizon modem and a Linksys Wireless router. The modem is linked to the router and I have a cable running from my router to my work PC. I've got a wireless network configured and has worked like a bird for the longest time. Only in the last few months does it go through spells where I can see the network (SSID: LetsGoBlues), it has a strong connection, but I cannot connect to it. I can select repair and it's unable to either connect to the network or repair my IP address (or whatever it says during the repair phase).

Some mornings, I'll turn my laptop on, the wireless will work fine. I turn it on again at lunch, no connection. That night: works fine. Then the following morning it won't work and it may not work all day.

Anyone with any computer experience have any idea? My wife has a laptop and typically she has no issues on hers when I'm having problems with mine, but have yet to check that out this time around. I've run a Malwarebytes scan and a virus scan and haven't found anything.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Computer Help

Postby the knob » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:20 am

Do you have no connection, or does Winders say that you've connected to a network with limited Internet access? Can you check the logs on the router to see if you actually connected or if the laptop was denied?
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Re: Computer Help

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:15 pm

Mostly had no connection. At one point it was connected with limited access, but that was a rarity. I have no idea how to check logs on the router.

Right now it seems to be working. I had unplugged modem and router multiple times and rebooted everything and it didn't work. Last night, I left them unplugged for about 10 mins and it's worked ever since. Weird. I still don't trust it though.
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Re: Computer Help

Postby big d note » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:26 pm

I've had some similar problems in the past, and it usually turned out that I had somehow messed up the password by a digit somehow. Reentered the number from the modem (probably not as secure to use that, but I'm lazy) and that took care of it.
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Re: Computer Help

Postby the knob » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:34 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:Mostly had no connection. At one point it was connected with limited access, but that was a rarity. I have no idea how to check logs on the router.


Usually it's just a web page on an internal IP address, check the documentation for your router or Google it online and you should be able to come up with the info. More than likely it has a username/password that you may not have set or have forgotten since you did it.
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Re: Computer Help

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