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Top causes of dropping wireless connection on a Belkin router

This article discusses some of the top reasons why the wireless connection between your Belkin router and your computer is dropping or intermittent.  These are:
 
Conflicting wireless settings
 
Having default wireless settings on the router may cause conflict with other routers within your network range.  It is recommended to change the wireless network name (SSID) of your router as well as enabling its wireless security.  To learn how to change the router’s SSID or the wireless network name, click here.

It is highly recommended to use WPA™ or WPA2™-Personal as your security key.  Other than providing better security, this will establish a stable connection with your wireless devices, especially those with the latest technology.  For instructions on setting up WPA or WPA2 Personal wireless security on a Belkin wireless router, click here.

For best results, Wireless-AC routers should be paired with Wireless-AC adapters in the same way that Wireless-N routers should be paired with Wireless-N adapters.  Should there be a mix of Wireless-AC and Wireless-N adapters connecting to the network, it would be best to set the Wireless Mode to Mixed.  This will allow Wireless-N devices to have a stable connection to the network and will allow the Wireless-AC device to still connect to the network but will be performing based on the Wireless-N speed.
 
Low signal quality received from your wireless router
 
The placement of the router affects the performance of your wireless network.  Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors.  Try to move the computers to a different location to find a better signal.  The most ideal location would be at the central part of your house.  Keep the router away from large metal objects, areas where there may be a large concentration of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.  

It would be best if the router is within the line of sight of the computer.  This will ensure a stable wireless connection between the devices.  To know more about getting poor or no signal on a wireless router due to physical obstructions and interference, click here.
 
The best connection is achieved when the wireless signal strength is at maximum, as indicated by full bars.
 
Interference from other wireless devices
 
Interference happens if there is conflict with some wireless devices that are also using the same frequency within your network.  The most common examples of devices that use the same frequency are cordless phones, microwave ovens, and baby monitors.  Another factor that could cause interference would be a separate wireless network which operates in the same frequency as your router.
 
To resolve this, power OFF the device that could possibly cause the interference, or relocate your router away from it.  Another solution is to change the current wireless settings of your router.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.
 
Power outage
 
Sudden power interruptions may result to having intermittent wireless connection or even having none at all from your router as soon as it recovers from the outage.  If this happens, a recommended workaround would be to powercycle your router.  To do this, power OFF your device and unplug it from the power outlet.  Wait for 10 seconds before plugging it back in and turning it ON.
 
If you are still experiencing an intermittent or no wireless connection after the powercycle, then you may do the following:
 
i. Reset then reconfigure the router - For instructions on resetting your router, click here.  For instructions on setting up your router, click here.

ii. Upgrade or re-flash your router's firmware - After a power failure, there could be a possibility that your firmware will be corrupted, resulting to an intermittent connection.  To resolve this you may need to upgrade your firmware.  If you are currently using the latest version of the firmware, then you may need to perform a re-flash instead.  For instructions on upgrading or re-flashing your router's firmware, click here.

NOTE:  After you have successfully updated your router’s firmware, ensure that your computer or device’s wireless adapter is also updated.  For instructions on how to update your Belkin wireless adapter, click here.  If you are using a non-Belkin adapter contact the computer / device manufacturer for assistance.  

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