04-22-2012 08:22 AM
Hi, I have a linksys wag160n router, connected to a desktop computer running windows xp. In september I bought an hp notebook running windows 7 starter which has a broadcom 802.11g/n adaptor. Everything was ok until around Easter weekend when my download speeds on the netbook became ridiculously slow (from between 100-500 to between 20-60) and then last night my network disappeared from the list of available networks. It did briefly re appear but could not connect. Unplugged the router but same problem happened. I can still connect ok with desktop computer and speeds are fine. I have checked netbook for viruses etc using malwarebytes, hijack this etc and it is completely clear. Any suggestions?
04-23-2012 06:37 PM
Try the following steps:
# Open up the browser and on the address bar type 192.168.1.1 that will open up the Gateway setup page.
# Lower the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) from 1500 to 1400 or less (usually found on your router's main/ basic setup page). Here is the link for determining and setting up the correct MTU size: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
# Then Click on wireless Tab select Channel Width to 20 MHz only and Channel to 6, 9, and 11. Click Save Settings.
#Adjust the following advanced wireless settings:
~~ Lower the beacon interval from 100 to 75
~~ Lower the fragmentation threshold from 2346 to 2306
~~ Lower the RTS threshold from 2347 to 2307
Then check the status..
04-27-2012 12:32 PM - edited 04-27-2012 12:38 PM
I was told if I reset the router and couldn't remember the password I changed it to I might not be able to get internet access back. I can't even remember if I changed the password, aaargh. i have tried username admin password admin, left username blank and password admin, and also tried combinations of my usual usernames and passwords.
Also the network has now stopped showing on list of available networks on my laptop, it does occasionally appear and try to connect. It shouldn't be out of range as its in the next room!!!! I will try with an ethernet cable but if it workls that will limit me as to where I can use the laptop.
04-29-2012 10:05 PM
If you reset the router (PROPERLY) you're going to set everything to factory default settings. So the router password is going to be back to the default blank/admin.
05-01-2012 06:32 AM - edited 05-01-2012 06:34 AM
I realise how thick I must sound,aaaargh, I've even posted in the wrong forum, should be wireless networks, but I got the router free from my isp and was told the password may be different. Anyway I think the mystery is cleared up, I can connect at a decent speed via ethernet and also a new network connection is showing so I reckon my neighbours signal is interfering with my network signal, could that be possible and if so what is my next step?
I may try resetting the router first thing one morning so if the password is different I at least have time to rush out and buy a router if my isp can't help me!! Thanks for all your help and patience!