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Old 08-23-2009, 10:46 PM
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router must die

Seriously, my brand new router is giving me issues.. Slow connection, dropping me, screwing up.. Generally not working. I just got it, what last month. It hs been working just fine up until now. I cant even connect to it, and when I do its incredibly slow and fails. Every setting has not been touched since I set it up..

Right now I am running a cat5 cable to my laptop through the router.. something in the wireless spectrum is effed up..

either my stupid piece of **** router or this equally ****ty Dell

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:57 PM
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****ty Dell
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:04 PM
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im updating the drivers

which is taking like a bajillion steps... eff windows vista.

I clicked download drivers, then vista asked me if I wanted to allow to download them.. uh yeah I clicked download. Then it downloaded then asked if its ok to install them... YES!.. then it asks to make a folder to store the drivers... wtf... then it unzips and goes about installing then.. then it asks if I want to complete the download..

ok.. im officially done with windows vista.. eff this operating system

and now it asks me if I want to view the read me files... what the hell.. who reads those anymore... its 2009

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:56 PM
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So your issues are wireless probably. Do you live in a place where everyone on the block has a wireless router beaming signals everywhere? If so, switch the channel on your router's wireless to a different channel (one other than 1, 6, or 11) as those are the most common and everyone else will be on those channels, causing signal overlap and interference. It might help, if that is the issue.

I doubt your issues are with the vista wireless my experience vista does not usually have any driver issues, especially on a PC it came installed upon.

What type of router did you get? In my opinion the "home level" ones are pretty much all junk....I stick with "Small business" or "business" class equipment. Also, if you don't need wireless, don't use it. I use a wired Netgear Firewall, and haven't had a connection issue...ever. The thing has been powered up without being touched since late May when I moved here and powered it on.

Only the higher quality wireless products work very well. Netgear does offer a wireless capable version of my unit.......though I've never used one.

Use quality stuff. You wouldn't drive a kia would you? Why not have the MB (or at least the VW) of the router/firewall world.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:58 AM
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I like wireless since the laptop gets moved about the house. I have encryption on my network and I get at least 5-6 networks showing up in my wireless control thing.

Have never had an issue up until now.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:07 AM
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My first Linksys router lasted only about six months before it started dropping the internet. I replaced it and have had no problem for over a year now. Maybe your router is just not working.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:14 AM
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5-6 Networks???

That's your problem right there! I always change the channel to 11 when I set up any wireless router. Make sure you also update the routers firmware.

If you change the default country in some routers you can unlock channels 12-14. Sure the FCC could in theory yell at you, but what is the chance of that happening?
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:04 AM
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ill have to figure out how to do that then
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:20 AM
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Router Must Die!

We have the same problem when we are in the RV. 20 routers within a few hundred feet. Switching to a different channel made the difference.

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Old 08-24-2009, 01:58 PM
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:01 PM
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you were warned about the dell from hell and vista....
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mistress View Post
you were warned about the dell from hell and vista....
it was fifty fifty... and i havent had issues up until now... plus the computer downstairs which is also wireless is having issues which means the router is the issue(has to be)

im plugged directly into it right now and have no internet connection issues.. the wireless is the issue and I am trying to figure out how to change frequencies.

there, after setting the channel to another one its working, it better be.. stupid router

and now my printer is out of ink... I just had that cartridge refilled...

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