Belkin Wireless G Router often has to be restarted to get wireless pc's to connect
Posted on 2009-03-29
I have a wireless Belkin G Router which often has to be restarted or powered off and back on before wireless pc's can get back onto the wireless connection and the internet. While the wireless pc detects the SSID of the wireless, it never connects unless the router and sometimes the DSL modem is restarted. This is most commonly seen in situations which the wireless pc has not been used in a few days, thus, not being connected to the router.
At any rate, the main pc with the direct ethernet connection to the Belkin wireless router never looses connection. It is only the wireless pc's which exhibit this problem. Distance does not seem to be a factor here because if the wireless pc is moved into the room with the router, the problem still exist. It is only fixed when the router is powered off and powered back on.
We do have several nearby wireless connections which makes me wonder if there might be some kind of interference from these. I have chaged the channel alternating between the most commonly used broadcasting channels which seem to be less subject to interference like Channels 1, 6, and 11. I have thought about purchasing a dual band broadcasting wireless router, but, I am not sure if that would help this situation.
In closing, we are always able to get the wireless pc's back on the wireless and internet connection simply by restarting the router as stated above. However, I am wondering if there is anything I can do in terms of logging into the router and changing its configuration to achieve more reliable and dependable wireless connections.
Any shared input to this question will be appreciated.