Something is bringing down the network
Posted on 2013-09-19
So every now and then, something is bringing down our home network. It's only happening a few times a day, but I would like to find the culprit.
Here is our setup:
So we have a cable modem with 4 ports. 1 of the ports is attached via Ethernet to an Airport Extreme router.
In our family room, we have a D-Link Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point acting as an Access Point to get a better WiFi signal in that part of the house.
We have 5 computers connecting wirelessly, and a Tivo, 2 iPads, 2 tablets and 5 cell phones.
I would like to figure out where the problem is. I know someone is going to suggest Wireshark, and that's fine but it's a pretty intimidating program that I've never really figured out fully.