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    Looking for some help here.
    My internet connection is with Rogers. I have a Wireless linksys router and a Rogers modem.

    Sometimes our laptops stay connected for days on end. But then sometimes I will have to reset my router and modem 2-3 times a day.

    What is going on with the wireless router that makes me lose the connection? This has plagues me ever since wireless technology became a reality.

    And of course the pat answer from Rogers is, Reset your router and modem.
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    No answers? Does everyone have this problem? Or no one?
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    Try resetting your modem only next time it happens.
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    Will do. I'll let you know if it works next time it happens.
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    I know when I had Bell DSL, there was a setting in the DSL modem that would disconnect the DSL connection if no activity was detected for x amount of time.
    I set that to always stay connected.
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    I haven't dropped the connections since I last reset the modem and router. ;0
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    I am with Shaw and had a similar problem. It was a major pain. Finally, one of the techs at Future Shop let me know that the new wireless hubs are pretty cheaply made and only last about a year, then start having reliability problems like these. He also told me that the particular brand and model of hub I was using was known to conflict with the internet modem in use by Shaw. Anyway, I bought a new hub and $100+ later and the problem was fixed. For now.

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    You could try setting the channel in the router to something other than auto. We had a similar problem here once in a while our wireless phone would cause our wireless connection to drop.
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    I use a Linksys. Under which tab(s) would I find that setting?

    Under the tab Setup>Basic Setup I have Automatic Configuration-DHCP

    Under the Wireless>advanced wireless I have
    Authentication type - Auto
    Transmission rate - Auto

    Those are the only options in which I find the word Auto or Automatic
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    what model # of linksys?
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    Last night and this morning I lost the connection several times. Resetting JUST the modem did not solve the problem. But rebooting my laptop did. So the problem lies somewhere in the laptop.. any new ideas
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