Networking & wireless forum: Linksys WRT310N Router Problems

by: LittleD653 May 28, 2008 12:14 PM PDT

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Linksys WRT310N Router Problems

by LittleD653 - 5/28/08 12:14 PM

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So after living with dial-up for too long I finally decided to get cable...so I signed up for Comcast. I have two desktops and a laptop. One desktop is running ME and the other 98, and the laptop runs Vista. I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I bought the linksys WRT310N router which I was told was one of the best. I installed the router using the linksys cd and the internet worked fine on my laptop (which has a built-in Intel N card). Then I bought the linksys USB wireless adapter as it was one of the few that said it was compatible with ME. When I first installed it, the internet worked fine. However, after not too long the linksys indicator would switch from "No Connection" to "You are connected to the access point but not the internet" to "You are connected to both the access point and the internet" and back and forth between all three without me even changing anything. So I assumed that the adapter was not as compatible with ME as it said. A guy at best buy told me that Netgear would work better with ME, so I bought a Super-G PCI Wireless Adapter and installed this on the ME system instead. At first, it seemed to work much better. However, later that day and ever since, my router has been acting weird. About once a day, both my laptop and my desktop will lose the internet connection. Then, when I look at the router, the WiFi light is either off or is on but not blinking (as it normally does). If I plug my laptop into the router, I still cannot get internet. The way I have to fix this is by unplugging the router and plugging it back in, which has gotten very annoying. I have called my cable company and everything is fine on that end. I have called linksys at least 4 or 5 times and each time they have provided a different fix that has not worked (upgrading the firmware, messing with advanced settings, etc.)

What is wrong? Should I buy a Netgear router or something? What is the best and most compatible router?

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