My Linksys router is constantly dropping the connection and I am too much frustrated with this. I am using Cisco Linksys E1000 router and my laptop is HP Pavillion ze5500. I have rebooted, reset the router but still, the problem is same. Please help me to solve Linksys router problem instantly as I need it urgent.
Hye James, if your Linksys router is dropping internet connection then try these basic troubleshooting measures and I hope that your problem will get resolved.
First checkout the reasons behind connection drop-outs -
1. Adjust MTU size - MTU or Maximum Transmission Unit determines the packet size that is needed for internet connection. So, it is very important to determine the maximum MTU size so that you can enjoy maximum throughput for the network.
Determine the correct MTU size -
If you are using Windows 8 - Open Command Prompt, type “ping [URL] [-f] [-l] [MTU value]” and hit Enter key. Also, note down all results.
If you are using Windows 7- Click on Start and then type “cmd” in the search bar. Now, you have to perform a special ping. Type “ping [URL] [-f] [-l] [MTU value]” in the search bar and hit Enter. Also, note down all results.
Set the correct Linksys MTU size –
Once you get proper MTU size, perform these steps -
a. Open any web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Safari and type “192.168.1.1” to access Linksys router web-based setup page.
b. Now, you will be asked to enter login details. Type “admin” in the Password field and leave the username field empty. Hit OK.
c. Under Basic Setup, go to MTU drop-down box and choose Manual.
d. Enter the Linksys MTU size as “1480” and save settings.
2. Reduce Wireless Interference -
a. Change channel – Modify Linksys router’s channel if another wireless device such as a cordless phone is present near your Linksys router. Choose the router channel from 1 to 11. After changing the channel, restart your system.
b. Remove physical obstructions – Move your system to a different location so that you can find a better signal.
c. Placement of router – Place your Linksys router at the high location. Also, keep your router away from large metal objects, microwaves, radios, TV etc.
3. Customize Wireless Settings of Linksys router – Change wireless name and password of your Linksys router in that case if you are using default ones as it can cause conflicts with the network.
Change SSID – Firstly access the Linksys router web-based setup page. After this, tap on Wireless> Basic Wireless Settings. Next, choose Manual for wireless configuration. Now, locate the SSID field and then change its value as per your choice.
Save the settings.
Enable wireless security – Navigate to Linksys router web-based setup page. On the main screen of setup page, first tap on Wireless and then Wireless Security sub-tab. Move to Configuration View section and then press a click on the Manual radio button. Choose WPA2/WPA Mixed mode to enable the highest level of security on Linksys router.
In last, save the changes by clicking on Apply button.
4. Update Linksys router’s firmware - If after applying the above steps, your connection is unstable then upgrade Linksys router firmware.
See how to update Linksys router firmware – First of all, navigate to Linksys router official website and download the latest firmware as per your router’s model number.
a. Access Linksys router web-based setup page and then tap on Administration> Firmware Upgrade.
b. After this, click on the Browse button & choose the downloaded file.
c. Tap on “Start Upgrade” button and continue the process until it gets finished.
d. Once the upgrade process gets complete, perform a power cycle on the Linksys router.
I hope after applying the above tricks you will be able to resolve Linksys router problem instantly. If still the problem continues then directly contact experts by calling on Linksys.