Constant Disconnecting w/ a Wireless Router

dcpsoguy

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I have a Linksys wireless router. Wireless-B. And there are some days when the think works just great. And other days, my cable modem will all of a sudden be working, but then, stop working. I unplug the router and use the cable just through my regular computer without a wireless router, and it works just fine. Other problems are when I plug the router in, the cable modem stops working and is unable to access the internet. Works just fine, but then when plugged into the router, stops working.

Can anyone help?
 

dcpsoguy

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I upgraded firmware, still getting the same problems.

How would I know if I cloned the MAC correctly?
 

EvanAdams

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my girlfriend had the same problem with a dlink and I have it in my house with a linksys setup. For her house the problem was a pcmcia card that had simply worn out from being put in and out and bent here and there. My problem lays with two things, a low signal strength and the weather. On hot sunny days it seems to hurt my signal ... I theorize.
 

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Originally posted by: dcpsoguy
How would I know if I cloned the MAC correctly?
If you do not know you proably didinot do it.

Many Internet Cable Providers use the MAC number of your computer's NIC (Network Card) as a mean of authentication (Password).

Since a Router comes with his own MAC number you ISP thinks that someone is Stealing Signal and disconnect. However, all current Cable/DSL Routers provides a menu entry that will allow you to Clone the MAC number of the Registered NIC. Thus the MAC number of the main computer's NIC becomes the MAC number of the Router.

Q: What MAC number I should Use?

A: The one of the computer that works well when it is connected directly to the Cable Modem.

Q: I heard about MAC trucks, but do not know how to find Network Card MAC?

A: Download this free Proggie, unzip and Run (nothing to install). Wait a little and it will tell you these little things that are important to Local Network (including the MAC number).

Link to: TCP Network View

A: How to Clone the MAC number to my Router.

Q: Unfortunately I do not have the manual of all Routers that are out there. You will have to read your Router?s manual.

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