I'm having an issue with my wireless, as it appears to enjoy cutting out on me at random times. Suddenly, I'll be disconnected and sometimes I'll be back on in a minute, other times it decides to not allow me to reconnect (a generic connection failed message) for a minute or two.
Here's the tricky part.
- It does this on my desktop computer, my macbook pro and my roomate's computers.
- It does this on both my wireless router and my friends wireless router. Mine is a nice Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, my friend's is some weird Zyxel router brand that I've never heard of before.
- It works fine as long as you have a wired connection, so it's not our internet.
There are a bunch of wireless networks in close proximity, but I've tried switching the channel between 1, 6 and 11 and each one seems to fail. In addition, there's an unsecured wireless access point nearby and it works fine, if a bit laggy. It was also working fine for months and months, only deciding to mess up within the last week or so.
What else can I try?
EDIT: Even when I'm connected my connection is pretty awful. If I keep
ping 22.214.171.124 -t going in the background, it usually gets something reasonable as long as I'm not doing anything, but registers a lot of dropped packets when I load a page with a lot of images or if I visit a site like Superuser for the first time after clearing my cache. If I try using something like Doomseeker to browse game servers, it grabs about 3/4 of the available IP's and can't seem to refresh all of the servers at once...works fine if I refresh things a server at a time though.