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LinksysWRT610N bridge to 2wire1701H keeps dropping internet on dsl


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yooperjen

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Hi,
I'm new to the board. The 16 year old son convinced me that we "needed" a dual band simultaneous n router and that would help with Roku downloads from netflix, his xbox360 connection etc. It all sounded like a good idea??
Purchased a WRT610N Linksys router. We had a 2wire 1701 (I think) dsl/modem/router. Talked to AT&T and the guy gave me the instructions to make it a bridge to the Linksys router, so the 2wire is no longer a router.

Here is the problem. I can connect the laptop to the wireless linksys and have everything connect to the internet, but what seems to be happening is that if I try the Roku player and start a download, all of a sudden, the internet gets dropped. Though the wireless connection on the laptop says it is connected. If I power down the 2wire and then back up, I will get the internet back online. I also notice that my internet connection speed is flucuating much more than when it was straight through the 2wire as a modem/router.

Are there any other things I can do to improve the stability of the internet connection with the 2wire? I have moved the linksys further away from the 2wire in case that might have had something to do with it. I will also say that while I can go to the linksys router online and see/change the settings, I can no longer get to the 2wire by typing in the IP address. I guess I would have to hook an ethernet up to it to change any settings back.

So any help is appreciated. On another note, as I have worked with this, I don't think it will help the internet in regards to the xbox 360 since the 360 doesn't have a wireless n adapter, I also suspect that the Roku player doesn't have N capabilities either, since it only wants to grab the 2.4hz connection. So I will just be happy with it not dropping the internet all the time.
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