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Wifi going down

Could someone tell me what the indicators are for a router going bad.  My wifi keep shutting down  suddenly and I don't think its the internet.  It seems to spring back to life when I wake up my wired desktop.  Appreciate your suggestions.  I did go into netgear and check for updates and all was fine.
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Moderator

Re: Wifi going down

Hey farmerhugh

That does sound odd! Before you go out and spend money, I believe we do still have some D-Link routers in stock here. I can send you a free router from our warehouse and see if that fixes your problem? Let me know!

Thanks
Amanda
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Associate Professor

Re: Wifi going down

When you say "wifi keep shutting down" do you mean your wireless device disconnects from the wifi, then comes back when you turn on a wired machine?  Sounds like the wireless radio on the router could be dieing if that's the case.  
Sophomore

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yes.  thats exactly it.  Guess i'll be buying a new one...Any suggestions??  I've seen references to the Asus.   its just us old folks so we don't need a lot of bells and whistles--probably wouldnt even know what to do with them..lol
Moderator

Re: Wifi going down

Hey farmerhugh

That does sound odd! Before you go out and spend money, I believe we do still have some D-Link routers in stock here. I can send you a free router from our warehouse and see if that fixes your problem? Let me know!

Thanks
Amanda
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Wifi going down

farmerhugh,

One thing you may wish to check for each computer is the power settings for the network adaptor.

This is from Win7 but others are similar:


Sophomore

Re: Wifi going down

If there;s no charge that would be great.  I'm getting mighty tired of running into the other room to reset the router,  Thanks
Sophomore

Re: Wifi going down

Would the network adapter suddenly change.  Its been fine until about 5 days ago.  We did have a snowstorm and at first  i thought that was the cause. Sent Hugh out a few times to dust off the satille dish, but snow is no longer an issue.
Sophomore

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Sophomore

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would this b it?  this us just one laptop.  its happening to another also.
Assistant Professor

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No. Control Panel>System>Device Manager>Network Adapters then click on whatever wireless adapter is installed on your computer. Should then see what Gwalk posted.