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    Router connection problems
    I bought a Linksys wrt160N router and hooked it up to my DSL line with my home PC. Some days I can connect no problem and other times I can't connect. Any suggestion? Thinking about taken it back and getting the apple airport extreme.

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    Welcome to the Forum - In some respects the Airport is easier to set up but you will still have to deal with the router config as the airport does not have a Modem. Make sure the Linksys is handing out DHCP and the Network settings are Using DHCP. that should help for a start;


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    Well I checked out the DHCP and everything looks right.

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    Glad to hear that, DHCP is a lifesaver if you don't like manually assigning addresses.
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    Still does not work right, I can only get a connection about every other attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.E57 View Post
    to my DSL line with my home PC. Some days I can connect no problem and other times I can't connect.
    So u have a PC and a Mac? Are we talking wireless here or ethernet?

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    I have the PC hard wired with an ethernet cable connected to the DSL modem. I then hooked up the Linksys wireless router, I then connect to the wireless with my mac book pro 13". Everything works fine for the most part, but several times during the day I can not connect with the Mac.

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    Trying changing the channel your router operates on, there might be something in your house causing interference.

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    Well, first off I did not realize my DSL modem had wireless capabilities. With that said I disconnected my linksys and worked off the 2wire modem with help from ATT. I got connected with my macbook pro for a while and then my connection dropped later in the day and only came back after restarting my macbook several times. Does anyone know if this is a software or hardware problem? I was going to try the airport extreme to see if apple talking to apple would help.

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    I decided to try replacing my linksys wrt160n router with an airport extreme 8 days ago to see if that would help me my wireless connection. I am happy to report I have had no problems with my connection now. I tested it by leaving my macbook in sleep mode and then awakening it a couple hours later and got right on the internet. I hope this fixed my problem.

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