05-27-2013 5:38 PM
I've had Uverse for almost two years now and it continues to be a struggle to get my wireless devices to work with the gateway. Yesterday, as a case in point I had to re-boot my home gateway and my networked laser printer. These are recurrent problems which have been going on since I got the system. My wireless devices - computers, tablets, phone do not stay connected to the internet. I've also had both an extra access point and a wireless bridge but they experience the same problem. I have to re-boot my HP Laserjet printer about 5 times a week. So, overall the problem seems to be that the gateway (I have the big silver one - swapped out a few weeks ago) cannot handle the workload and just loses track of what's on the network. Anyone have any ideas of how to troubleshoot the problem? The only changes that I've made to the gateway are to rename the network and restrict the DHCP address range so that I can have two reserved static addresses for my printers. That's it. There are about 15 devices attached to the network.
05-27-2013 6:03 PM
Do you have WiFi Protected Status Disabled?
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06-11-2013 1:29 PM
Latest symptom is that my network printers go off line. They come back when I reboot the gateway so I think it's the culprit. These gateways are just a mess.
06-25-2013 9:59 PM
07-17-2013 10:49 AM - edited 07-17-2013 10:53 AM
If you have power "blinks" - even for a second - or less, it can cause routers / gateways to reset. Depending on the equipment, brand, setup - sometimes they won't regain connection, until rebooted. They reconnect to LOCAL network, but not internet. I have a good linksys router like that. Power or voltage only has to drop for fraction of a sec - sometimes.
Often, putting the network equip. on a good UPS will prevent most temp power losses or surges (esp. UPS w/ constant voltage control, which is NOT same as surge control). Using a UPS stopped that problem for me - but I knew there were "blink outs."
If you decide to get a UPS (it will protect equip., even if blink outs aren't your problem), don't waste $ on a $20 one. Get a decent one that also has voltage regulation. Go to UPS mfg site & follow instr. on how to calc. battery power needed to run the equip you want to put ON BATTERY, & amount of time you want the battery to keep equip powered up.
You DON'T have to put things like printers on the battery part of UPS - just stuff you don't want to loose power. But... the UPSs w/ voltage regulation & surge protection also protect equipment,even if not plugged into a "battery BU" outlet.
Again, voltage protection is not the same as surge (current) protection. For best protection, both are needed.
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