I have a Cisco wireless modem and although I tried ALL the radio channels, it drops the signal at least once a day.
Any one else out there has this problem?
Looks like it may be some other form of interference then. Changing the channel works wonders if the interference you're receiving is from other WiFi networks, but there's plenty of other devices that can interfere with your wireless network and cause disconnects.
I'd recommend reading through the following article to check and see if you have any of the devices listed in it in a close proximity to the router, and try moving them away:
If you still have issues after that, just let us know.
Hey das1349, are you still having wifi issues after following shaw-brayden's link? In many cases, it's just that the wifi modem is too close to something that gives off interference. Even a plasma TV or stereo speaker can interfere with a wifi signal. And if you have a cordless phone on a similar wifi channel as the modem, that phone can be a killer!
There is no interference from anything else...
today the signals dropped at least 4 times,,,,it only last a few minutes, but it still is a pain
tomorrow (Sunday) a tech is coming to take a look at the modem/
Considered the web chat tech suggested to buy my own wireless modem/router, makes me wonder if there is in fact an issue with the cisco one.
Why would shaw suggest buying my own????? what do I pay for internet service if the provider cannot provide the proper equipment???
Hey there das1349,
Glad to hear we're sending a tech out for you. The most likely reason the tech you were talking to suggested purchasing your own WiFi router (optional of course) is they recognized that you'd benefit by using a dual band router in the home. If you're in an area with a lot of overlapping wireless networks, a dual band router would benefit you greatly as it's less likely that the other 2.4GHz networks around you will interfere with it.
Keep us in the loop in regards to this, hopefully the tech will be able to identify and resolve the issues you are experiencing.
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