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Bob4
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reply to Voxxjin

Re: Router Questions

What is the manufacturer and model number?


Voxxjin
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said by Bob4:

What is the manufacturer and model number?

Not sure off the top of my head but I do know it is a Belkin (N300 maybe?). Later when I get home I can post exactly what it is.
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Bob4
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Log into the router and look for the DHCP server settings (probably advanced settings -> LAN settings -> local network settings). Look for the starting IP address and the pool size or the ending address. Let us know what you find.

Also make a rough count of the number of wired and wireless devices you're using. The total number. NOT just the number connected at any given time.

EDIT: Nobody is running bittorrent, are they?


Voxxjin
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said by Bob4:

Log into the router and look for the DHCP server settings (probably advanced settings -> LAN settings -> local network settings). Look for the starting IP address and the pool size or the ending address. Let us know what you find.

Also make a rough count of the number of wired and wireless devices you're using. The total number. NOT just the number connected at any given time.

EDIT: Nobody is running bittorrent, are they?

I will chekc when I get home tonight. As for the number of devices, I am thinking 2 wired and 11 wireless devices.

No bittorrent.
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Johkal
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Standard wireless routers by default can have 50 clients. Devices acquire IP addresses from the pool of available. Most times devices play nice with each other. As each devices connects to the router, it acquires whatever IP is given. Now, some devices don't play nice & some routers are too forgiving with a device asking for an IP it had previously but is already taken. So of course there is conflict & either one can't connect or 1 is booted off. Long story short: Go into the router and assign each device a static IP. Each time the devices connects, it will get the same IP because it is assigned. No conflicts.
Give this a try.
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Bob4
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said by Johkal:

Standard wireless routers by default can have 50 clients.

I don't know how you can make a statement like this. My standard wireless router can have 253 clients.


Voxxjin
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reply to Bob4
said by Bob4:

What is the manufacturer and model number?

Belkin F7D4302 v1

If I get any future disconnects I will check the router or computer/
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Johkal
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My router supports 150 by default. If I said "253", would that be accurate for average by default?

Edit: To clarify: you can change it to a max above 50, but default is such. My bad for just showing the OP that by default his router would handle more than the clients he has.

Bob4
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reply to Voxxjin
Log into the router and check the DHCP server settings I mentioned earlier. You don't have to change anything, just take a look.


Johkal
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said by Bob4:

Log into the router and check the DHCP server settings I mentioned earlier. You don't have to change anything, just take a look.

I'm a gambling man. I'll take that bet & guess it will show 50 default available IPs.

Bob4
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It might show 100. But until he checks, we won't know!

Next thing to check is the number of attached devices. If he doesn't have WPA security set up, everyone in the coffee shop next door might be using his WiFi.


Johkal
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Ah yes..open WiFi. Good point!


Voxxjin
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reply to Bob4
OK I checked the DHCP server settings. Basically it has a range of 100 IP addresses it can use. (1 for the internal IP address and 99 more for the DHCP server.)

@ Nyan Cat: I checked and currently there are 10 devices attached. I believe all are mine. Yes the router is password protected.

Of course since today when I started this thread, everything has been connecting. Whether that has anything to do with me resetting the router last night or not, idk. If it happens again, I will check the connections of the non-working devices and see what I can discover.

Anyway I appreciate the help. Not sure where I got the 4 wireless connection limit but I could have sworn I read that somewhere. If nothing else I learned the router can have a lot more connections.
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Johkal
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If it starts happening again, assign static IPs.