Okay so almost every night (usually around midnight but sometimes earlier) at least one of our computers gets kicked off the network even though the all the lights on the hub are on and I can see its still active on the computer. Even my friend's xbox get kicked off. When I try to reconnect the computers it says windows was unable to connect, and troubleshooting suggests I'm not in range or that i should checked my adapter's settings. I checked and everything seemed fine. Also ran antivirus and whatnot, but found nothing.
Im not a very computer smart person so I really dont know what's wrong. Im posting it here mainly because I already have an account, Bt is my internet provider and I have a homehub, and a friend said Bt could be kicking me off (but he has a grudge against bt after having an argument with techsupport on the phone, and blames most computer problems on them).
Please help, or if this is the wrong forums point me elsewhere. Thanks.
if you are having wireless problems then try downloading inssider2 (istumbler if MAC) and then run it. This will show the broadcasting networks round about you and their channels including your own. Then enter your router and change your wireless channel to a free or less congested channel.
Thanks for the reply.
I downloaded the program and am running it. I see my network and openzone both on channel 11. How do i go about changing the channel?
if that is all you see on your channel then you don't have a problem.
to chnage you need to enter 192.168.1.254 in your browser then after entering password go to wireless and the change auto to manual and also select a free channel. then save and exit
Sorry I took so long to reply, been busy.
I changed the channel, still getting kicked off at night. And we've had bt broadband for over a year now I think so...
Also I should probably mention we do have other issues that I guess are similar.
-If downloading a large file the computer doing so gets kicked off the network and usually cant re-connect for half a day. (very annoying)
-I don't think the speeds are what they should be but we live in the countryside(ish) and its nowhere near unbearable.
-When me or my sister load up the game team fortress2 the hub resets.(haven't tried in the last few weeks)
-Sometimes at night after being kicked I see a CT homehub as well as my BT homehub and openzone on the connection list.
-Router resets once or so a week.
Sorry for the bother.