I've recently bought a linksys wireless n router, then it failed completely (i assumed a power outage fried its eeprom?) so I bought another (same one). This one works fine, except it randomly drops my wireless connection about once per day for about 15 minutes. What would cause this?! I don't think it's interference, since I have tried unplugging the nearby microwave and all my apartment walls are concrete. Also, it doesn't seem to matter how close I am to the router, the connection still drops.
When it is dropped it sometimes says I am connected with local access only, and I can access my file shares on my other (wired) systems, just not the internet. Other times I can do neither. The firmware on the router is up do date, and as far as I know, the network is set up perfectly. It's a little embarassing being a computer engineer and having such rediculous problems with such a basic wireless router. Has anyone else had this, or a similar problem? And possibly found a solution? Thanks!