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hellorockview
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎11-05-2009
Device: Motorola Droid
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No Wireless Internet Signal

Occasionally the signal from the wireless router at my work will seem to die off. I'll be unable to use the Internet connection and the signal strength will steadily drop until the connection is completely lost. This only happens on my Mac and a PC laptop. It does not affect the desktop PC that is connected to the router. Trying to reconnect via the two laptops does not work even though they say the network is in range. Normally turning the router off then back on fixes the issue. However, today the connection will drop within a few minutes of reconnecting. Any way I can fix this?
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dslr595148
Posts: 5,267
Registered: ‎09-24-2008

Re: No Wireless Internet Signal

#1 In the router, did you try to change the SSID?

 

#2 In the router, did you try to change the channel?

 

#3 In the router, you are using wireless security? For example, WEP OR WPA.

 

#4 You do not have any cell phones or cordless phones, near wireless equipment?

 

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No idea of how to do those thing in the router, the brand and model of the router will help.

 

 

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hellorockview
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎11-05-2009
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Re: No Wireless Internet Signal

I haven't tried to change the SSID or the channel. I'm not sure how to do either of those things. There is a WEP password to access the network. Is that what you mean about the wireless security? No cell phones near the router, however, there is a cordless phone nearby which has always been there. I will have to check the make and model of the router. All I know right now is that it's one that came from Verizon.
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mattheww
Posts: 668
Registered: ‎10-26-2008

Re: No Wireless Internet Signal

Cell phones operate in licenses spectrum, and the frequencies they use are not the same as the frequencies used by WiFi.

Most WiFi is in the 2.4 Ghz band. That is unlicensed spectrum, available for a number of uses including cordless phones. The point is interference in the 2.4Ghz band from other Wi-Fi Networks in the area, as well as cordless phones isn't unusual.

So you may have to try different channels until you find one that works. It may be that none will work very well, in which case there isn't much you can do about it.

 

So it is entirely possible that the cordless phone is interfering with the wifi.

 

WEP security should not prevent your WiFi devices from finding your network, however if you lack the password, it will prevent you from using the WiFi network.

 

Depending upon your Modem/Router, the instruction for changing your wireless setup vary, but start by going to  http://192.168.1.1 and logging into the modem/router as administrator, preferably from port 1 on the modem/router. There should be a 'wireless' tab, click on it, and a menu should open up to allow you to change the channel, SSID, WEP password etc.

 

Anyway, if you have a WiFi enable devices, it should be able to see the network, even if it cannot connect to it unless the signal is being interfered with by another device in the 2.4Ghz band.

 

Good luck

 

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