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Wireless laptop keeps disconnecting


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Jhazon

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My PC (in my basement office) is directly connected to my router (Seimans Gigaset SE567) while my laptop connects via wireless. Everything works fine however occasionally the laptop "disconnects" on its own and the only way to reconnect to the router is to reboot the router and then reconnect the laptop. This does not happen all of the time but every few days (there is no noticable set time). The sign strength is always strong being that the laptop is always located in the room above the basement office. Any suggestions? This is a pain especially early in the morning when I will need to go downstairs and reboot the router!
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One other thing to mention... this appears to happen more often when my PC is downloading large items.
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Even more frustrating since now having a Xbox 360 Live account!

After the laptop losses connection to the router, it network say "unidentified network" on the laptop's connection. It appears somewhat connected but does not allow for access to the web. Only once I go to the router,reboot it and reconnect, will it allow access to the web.

PLEASE HELP! This is getting to be a big pain. It obviously is a problem on the router's end since my Xbox experiences the same connection loss. (timing out??)
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The Seimans Gigaset SE567 is a common ADSL router/modem, and not known for signal strength. Try changing the channel to 3 or 6 and see if it helps. Also, you could try disabling encryption for a few days and see. If you try this, be sure to enable MAC address filtering, which will keep the casual user off of your now open wireless network.
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Ok... I did some setting changes. I have changed from a WPA-PSK to WPA2-PSK... and change to the default channel 11. Everything seems to be working fine, no reboots. Is the WPA change safe/secure? What the difference?
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