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Author Topic: Lost wifi and can't get it back  (Read 605 times)

Jklangbehn

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Lost wifi and can't get it back
« on: April 28, 2016, 12:15:51 AM »

Hello, I am very frustrated.

I had a Dlink router until My building built in erthernet in out me entire went nuts, too alike to reset. I came back from spring break and my router wouldn't power on.

So I bought a DIR 860L, it worked great for 2 weeks. Now I can keep a stable wifi connection

I have a Mac Air about 3 months old
On my Dlink router
I updated FW as notified so I'm FW version 2.03

I have reset the router several time to factory standard.

I connect my laptop to an open port on the router, I'm able access router page and change all the necessary
Info: ssid name and pw for both 2.4 and 5 (different names)

Ok
So I have tried channels 1,6,and 11 on the 2.4 band. None of those have improved the stability for more than a minute or two.

I'm at a loss

I'm in very small apartments in Seattle, there are a bunch of wo do near me from my building - but there has been since I moved in, this is the first time this remains a problem.

The only connection that is stable is I connect my Mac directly to the Ethernet at the wall.

That means no media streaming or air printing.

Help!!!
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Re: Lost wifi and can't get it back
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 08:04:51 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?
  • Has a Factory Reset been performed?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
  Link> >FW Update Process


Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?

Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations and Managing Signal Congestion and Good Neighbour Policy
  • Ensure the default (dlink) SSID name is changed. Ensure that different SSID names are used between each WiFi 2.4/5Ghz radios. Can be anything and not something that's already in use by any neighbouring WiFi routers. Under Setup/Wireless/Manual.
  • What wireless modes are you using?
  • 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz routers: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N on 2.4Ghz and single mode N or AC on 5Ghz?
  • Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
  • Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear. 13 for EU regions. Try channel 48 or 149 on 5Ghz.
  • What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto TPIK and AES.
  • What wireless devices do you have connected?
  • Ensure any devices with WiFi adapter drivers are updated.
  • Any 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz cordless house phones or WiFi APs near by that maybe causing interferences?
  • Any other WiFi routers in the area that maybe causing interferences? Link> Use a WiFi Scanner to find out. How many?
  • If you have any of these options, Try turning OFF or ON Short GI, WLAN Partition, Extra Wireless Protection and HT 20/40 Co-existence if you have it. Also testing with HT20/40Mhz Co-existence enabled will impact results as well. I prefer to use this option OFF. Recommended settings are default. Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.

Router Placement
Forum User - "Well I feel really dumb. After moving the router away from other electronic devices my speeds are back to normal. Just a heads up for anyone experiencing slow speeds, you might want to move it away from other electronics and see if that helps."
3-6' feet minimum safe distance between devices.
Placement on main level floor and central in the building and WELL ventilated is preferred. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/31083-smallnetbuilders-wireless-faq-the-essentials
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/27/how-to-get-stronger-wi-fi-signal.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl31|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D1839803170
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