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Originally Posted by Drpepper99uk View Post
Hello,

It's a Belkin F5D7632 ADSL router if that helps at all. I've tried everything from resetting it via the login page(192.168.2.1) to the reset button on the back of the router itself, along with resetting it back to factory defaults.

I think I might save myself the hassle and get a new router, I've been reading on here about all the different one's that are Mac compatible....what router to go for is confusing as I've read so many conflicting reviews. I'm looking for something that's reliable and fast(108MPS) D-Link, Belkin, Netgear seem to be popular.

Michael.
Try three things. One, change the channel setting, there is a chance something is interferring. Secondly, on most Belkin routers, there is a setting called Protect Mode, which stops interferrence, although it does slightly slow down your connection speed (you'll hardly notice if you have broadband - I have mine on and play Xbox Live with latency as low as 15 msec). Finally, under LAN settings, you'll see something saying Lease Time. Everytime this times out, your IP address is renewed and although many people will argue this point, Macs seem to be sensitive to this. Change it from whatever it is, to 'Forever'. This basically means your Mac can keep its IP address static and retains the same connection. You lose nothing by doing this.

Oh, I recommend WPA-PSK / TKIP encryption on a Belkin - for me just seems to work best.

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