network drop out
ISP: Century Link
DSL Modem: Embarq 660 Series, Model EQ-660R ADSL Router
network mgr: Network Magic 4.9.8225.0-pure0 (last before cisco takeover)
current router: D-Link DIR 815 dual band
devices: desktop running vista and wired to router
wireless: 3 laptops, xp, vista, and win7
hp officejet 8500(likes to go to sleep and drop off network)
various repeaters added and subtracted with no change to problem
2.4 phone system replaced with 5ghz system
Problem is that we lose the network at least once per day and must reset the router. This has been going on with any and all routers we have had. I have even tried to catch any connection problems to microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc. Obviously, some of this is impossible as cause.
Unless someone has a better idea I have concluded that we have either an electronic anomalie caused by a capacitive inductive flux vehicle or a ghost. Any and all info/suggestions welcomed.
Have you had Century Link run diagnostics?
Local electrical interference can knock out a wireless connection but shouldn't affect a wired one, so does this affect all of the machines or just the wireless connected ones ?.
Routers tend to be default set to either On Demand or with a Time Out of 30 minutes.
Logging into the router and setting this to either Always on or if in minutes, set that to zero if you haven't already done so.
As Joe has inferred, this could also be a line problem where the SNR Margin drops so low that the router is unable to "hear" the broadband signal.
RouterStatsLite will monitor the line when run over a period of time so you will be able to see a record if this is the case and if so, have your ISP run a line check.
Changing channels in the router can also help and inSSIDer will show other local users who you may be able to avoid by changing to a channel at least two away, should any have a similar or lower RSSI to yours if channels 1, 6 or 11 aren't suitable/available.
You should be looking for a channel that gives you a RSSI of ~ -50dBm or less and not be sharing or adjacent to any that are similar or less than -72dBm of which will give the highest Link score up to 100.
Because other users can come and go, you will need to monitor inSSIDer now and again.
Yes, more than once although they are always reluctant to send a tech out. Their support always assumes that you have a problem in the house. Last time was about 6 months ago and the tech found a problem on their end that got us from 7Mbps to 10 Mbps for the first time. 10Mbps is the d/L speed we are paying for.
Originally Posted by JoeP517
Do you have the most current firmware for the D-link router?