Linksys Router drops internet connection every 10 minutes

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  1. M_E_A_T_B_A_L_L

    M_E_A_T_B_A_L_L I live in an igloo

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    I seem to have a problem staying connected to the internet lately. I have a linksys 4-port router BEF SR41 set to "keep alive" status.

    After a day or two of it consistantly dropping my connection, I decided to check for firmware updates and there was one posted a few weeks ago. I upgraded the firmware and still seem to have a problem staying connected.

    Computer is a Dell Laptop, Windows XP, SP2 firewall turned OFF.

    Any ideas why the router would be dropping my connection? All I have to do is walk over to it, flip the power off, flip it back on and a minute later the internet runs fine....until about 10 minutes after that. Rinse, Repeat.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Woodmaster

    Woodmaster New Member

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    I had the same problem. It used to drop once every 2 days or so. But it would come back after a few seconds. Ive heard my router and cable modem are fumbeling each other up and thats why its restarted so much. I upgraded the firmware and it works fine now.
     
  3. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    Simply put, upgrade the firmware and if the problem continues its most likely modem, ISP, cables etc..
     
  4. Burns45678

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    i had it to but i just bought a new one no more problems
    how exactly would one go about updateing the firmware :wonders why he just wasted 40 bucks while he only needed to update it: grr
     
  5. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    Goto www.linksys.com
    Click Support
    Select Wired Routers, Modems and Gateways
    Select BEFSR41
    Click Search
    Click How do I upgrade the firmware on the router?
    Read....Follow Instructions...

    They could make it easier, but it's not that bad.
     

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