Hello everyone I'm having some issues with my wireless network dropping connections. Every now and then the network for whatever reason it appears our network is losing signal to our ISP, however our desktop computer proves otherwise that it is not (well at times it is not). I then have to go disconnect the power from our modem, cable phone service and our router for at least 30 - 60 seconds. Our ISP is Comcast and I have two computers running Vista, two running XP and occasionally there is a Apple Computer on our network. Including a Wii utilizing the WiFi along with an XBOX 360 using it as well. The network is also encrypted with WPA
So the set up is as follows:
Modem -> AT&T Call Vantage Box -> Linksys WRT54G Router
So what could be causing this issue? Is Comcast throttling our connection and kicking us offline or something? I never had these problems with my old provider (Patriot Media). But unfortunately our old provider was bought by Comcast. The firmware in the Linksys Router is up to date (updated it about 2 - 3 weeks ago) so that shouldn't be an issue.
Oh and also is there any convenience in me running new wiring (upgrading) for my computers/phone service? For example right now were running on typical Cat 5 Ethernet Cables, would there be any need or reason to switch out those Cables for Cat 6? What are the advantages/disadvantages? A lot of the cables are old and probably need replacement by now.