Unstable Wireless Connection at Home

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We used to have a stable wireless connection with our WRT120N router. However, recently our connection has been unstable and for all I know, our channel has been set to Auto. 

Is there a need to change it now? And what channel should we select?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #115904

Unstable Wireless Connection at Home

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Hi Shekainah,

I am here to provide you another answer to your query. This time your question is related with your WiFi router, which is causing problems for you.

Dear, first of all check that the wire in the router is plugged properly or not. In case it’s not plugged properly, fix it. If the problem remains unsolved, check your router settings and try to connect through a “secure” channel.

It might happen, that these solutions don’t work for you. In that case, I would recommend you to change your router of a latest version and wide range. That might help you out.

Thank you

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Unstable Wireless Connection at Home

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Hi,

From your words I understood that the connection used to be stable in past and it has been unstable suddenly without any reasons. So lets see the reasons which can make the signal unstable

1. It must be due to low signal quality received from your wireless router.

2. Due to signal interference from other wireless devices.

3. Because of outdated or corrupted router's firmware.

Before checking for the problems let us be sure all the cable are plugged in properly in the router.

1. It must be due to low signal quality received from your wireless router. For better signal quality, place the router in the center place of house or other location, free from any obstructions blocking its range. Check the signal quality in the receiver it must be closest to the full bar. And the router must be placed in an elevated place from ground level.

2. Due to signal interference from other wireless devices. The signal may be interrupted by other wireless devices at same frequency. The devices like cordless phones, security or baby monitors, microwave ovens or other wireless devices may cause interference due to same frequency.

To solve interference problem, turn off the other device that is possibly causing the interference or relocate your router away from it. Another solution is to change the current wireless network channel from auto. For instructions on how to do this.

The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since they are considered non-overlapping channels. If you are sure that no other wireless devices exist in the nearby area, it is highly recommended to leave the channel as AUTO.

3.Because of outdated or corrupted router's firmware. If the previous cases are irrelevant, then upgrading the router's firmware may stabilize the connection. For help and instruction to upgrade check out the link.

If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, it could mean that the router's firmware is corrupted. For instructions to reload or upgrade firmware.

Thank you.

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