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nickclev
24-06-2009, 09:15 AM
Hi
Our wireless network has been running perfectly until yesterday when it will connect and then drop out. This only happens on sharing files between the two PCs however does not affect the internet which also runs wireless. The internet runs perfectly. Any ideas why the sudden drop out on the wireless file sharing but the wireless internet works fine?
Thanks for this
Nick

Blam
24-06-2009, 09:22 AM
Are one of the machines running Vista?

Have you tried updating the firmware for the router? Is it overheating?

Does it happen too ALL pcs connected or just one?

Cheers
Blam

nickclev
24-06-2009, 11:28 AM
Hi
No it is in Xp. we only have one PC connected.
I could try the firmware update although the router is only about 9 months old.
Overheating not too sure but it didn't feel too warm

Thanks
Nick

Blam
24-06-2009, 11:33 AM
9 months is old, the manufacturer has probably released new firmware.

Try that first, and if it doesn't work then we may have to investigate further:)

Blam

sroby
24-06-2009, 05:59 PM
You may not notice internet dropouts, they may only be seen as a slight delay.
Wifi is not allways a reliable network connection method, cable is alot more reliable & sometimes the only fix.
2.4G is a free for all frequency, so allmost anything could be causing interference.
Try changing wifi channel on the router(probhably wont help)
Run ping -t www.google.com and see if there are any dropouts.

gary67
24-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Cordless phone on 2.4G perhaps?

beeswax34
24-06-2009, 10:49 PM
Is one of the machine going into stand-by or hibernation?

sroby
25-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Cordless phone on 2.4G perhaps?

Also microwave oven, cordless phones, toy RC's, garage door openers, TV signal
extenders, neighbours wifi
Damp walls/gib-board/bookcases can block wifi on wet weeks (2.4G is absorbed by water)

Blam
25-06-2009, 07:24 PM
Also microwave oven, cordless phones, toy RC's, garage door openers, TV signal
extenders, neighbours wifi
Damp walls/gib-board/bookcases can block wifi on wet weeks (2.4G is absorbed by water)

Do keep in mind it was originally working..