I have had a D-Link DIR-615 Wireless N Router for a little over half a year, and for the longest time all devices and computers connected to it had done so in a wireless capacity. Just recently [few weeks ago], I got a new computer and plugged in into a wired connection with the router. Now, when ever that machine is on, the wireless connections fail very easily! D= It wasn't as bad at first, but now, these devices are booted off almost instantly! [The computer itself, Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, if that helps trouble shoot] Is this a kind of problem that a new router can fix? or do you think maybe taking this machine to a wireless connection is the answer? I'm very interested in your thoughts!
asked Aug 08 '10 at 11:39
I swapped out exactly the same model router for my parents a few months ago.
The wired connection had nothing to do with it, the wireless circuitry was just beginning to degrade.
We replaced the DIR-615 with a Linksys WRT54G and it hasn't dropped once in the 8 months since.
And by the way, a firmware upgrade won't fix it. We tried that too.
1) Yes, a new router WILL fix this.
2) You can try to mess around and troubleshoot this shoddy router, but my initial gut feeling is the router has a physical problem similar to the one we experienced.
I, and dozens of people I know, happily use wired and wireless network connections together in perfect harmony on all sorts of residential-grade routers! If it doesn't work then your router probably wants to go on holiday. Say.... to a landfill or perhaps a Chinese landfill if it wants exotic.
this is very odd, my only guess is that the PC some how is messing with it, or the router is defective.
answered Aug 08 '10 at 11:53
The wired & wireless connections are separate, but keep in mind the bandwidth is shared. Who's your ISP, and what are your internet speeds?
What are the results for each machine & wired or wireless?
answered Aug 08 '10 at 13:53