I have a modem/router combo in my house at 25/25 speeds. I have one desktop hardwired to it in the office, and multiple devices connected via wireless (iphone, ipad, PS3, work laptop). The desktop goes into Sleep Mode when not in use. The wireless devices work just fine, until I go onto my hardwired desktop and start using the internet.
I am thinking this has to do with the desktop somehow disabling the wireless or kicking all devices off when it comes out of Sleep Mode? I am not sure why, but all of the wireless devices in use at the time lose connection with the signal. Once kicked off the network, the signal usually doesn't even show up when trying to reconnect to available networks, and if by chance it does show up, devices fail to establish a connection.
The only way we can restore wireless connections is if the desktop isn't used, and I assume goes back into Sleep Mode, or I power off/on my router and let it reboot.
I'm at work right now so I don't have the model # of the modem/router combo, but I thought I would post this while thinking about it. Hopefully there is a fix for this without knowing the model, otherwise I can add it later tonight.
Thank you for any help that can be provided!
Since this is an unusual problem I am still in the information gathering stage, sorry I don't know a solution off hand yet. I have one idea though and it involves changing the wireless channel number on your router. Can you tell me what model of router you have? I actually need the model number and the revision number. it might say rev. e or rev. G or rev. I
Is your desktop using a Wireless mouse by chance, or use Bluetooth? Is the router sitting next to the desktop?
How about the wireless light on the router? Does that go out when the desktop is powered up? Also, while the desktop is powered up, using another device, do you see a new network appearing or do you see neighbors' networks disappearing, or weakening in signal strength significantly?
I think I do remember seeing another network show up, with a name usually the same length as the lost network (I never changed it). Is my router creating a new one for some reason?
that other network could be a neighbor that has a Verizon router that is showing up when your wifi signal is getting blocked. Seems as though he hit the nail on the head though with the bluetooth mouse being a problem. It has to be something turning on when the computer turns on, so the bluetooth adapter that is plugged into the desktop would fit that description. Just for testing purposes can you remove that bluetooth adapter from the computer and turn the computer on and see if you are still having the same problem?
once we know that it is the bluetooth then we can work towards a resolution. We could try changing the wifi channel number on the Verizon router, that might minimize interference with the devices. You could try relocating the router further away from the desktop, although that is probably not a perfered resolution.
If I knew the router model and revision you have I could give you the steps to logging into your router and changing the wifi channel number.