11-30-2013 10:12 PM
I have been experiencing very short disconnects from the wireless internet exactly every hour (7:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:30 PM, etc). This problem gets very annoying especially when I am playing online games. When I get disconnected I check my connection bars and there is a little Warning Sign on them, I check its status and it says "Unidentified Network" then it connects back and says "Identified" within 5-20 seconds. I kept track of the disconnects for 4 hours today and the disconnects happened at the times above. I was having this same problem in one of my older houses a year ago with a different router. The disconnects were evenly distributed throughout the day (I estimate every 30 minutes) and got so annoying that I bought a new router (the one I have currently). Everything was fine with the new router, until now. It feels awful being due for a disconnect every hour, especially when I am doing something important. If this is a problem that's fixable, tell me, if it isn't, tell me so I can cancel my subscription.
12-01-2013 4:40 AM
12-01-2013 10:08 AM
I brought my laptop downstairs to where my modem is at 10 AM today (last disconnected at 9 AM) and watched the modem's lights. The wireless light was flashing as normal and everything was fine. When I got disconnected at exactly 10 AM the lights didn't change, there was no change at all, the only thing that happened was the short 5 second disconnect (was on an online game). I just want to point out that some of my family members also use wireless connection in the house and when I disconnect they do not, although there was one point in time when my brother was experiencing some disconnecting, but not as frequent as mine. The hardwired connection does not drop because my XBOX plays fine online throughout the day, so it's just wireless. I read another forum post and this problem and someone mentioned something about a Firewall being overprotecting and "packet flooding". Do you mind looking into this and explaining it to me?
06-15-2015 10:24 PM
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