Belkin Range Extender dropping signal
Posted on 2008-06-26
I have two belkin f5d7132 range extenders and both are doing exactly the same thing - losing their connection to the router.
In the AP's configuration I have the signal strength at 30 and this is the best I could get it, dropping to20 at times, however having the laptop plugged into it it works fine.
Then after a few minutes it just stops responding all together and I lose total internet access through it.
I uploaded the latest firmware incase there was an issue with it, but it still seems to be the case.
Now the problem hasnt happened for the last half hour after many restarts and power cycles, but I know it will happen again.
The problem is I have one of these onsite at a customer and I ahve a machine plugged into it and it goes offline when this happens.
Can anyone suggest a fix to this problem?
Just to let you know, I did the exact same test here at home with another range extender and it too is acting in the same manner. The client's AP doesnt have WEP on while I have it on here, and both act like they "freeze" or lock up.
I look forward to your help experts.