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Internet connection problem

Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/themNorth Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
I've totally edited this post, because it is now apparent that I am having a general internet connection problem as opposed to something that is just limited to my USB Wifi adapter. The original post is quoted below for sanity's sake.

Yesterday I installed the Trial Version of World of Warcraft and today I am finally able to play it. It took it's sweet time updating. Twice. The remaining time hopped between several minutes and several hours on multiple occasions but I figured this was because the updater is based on BitTorrent (as far as I can see, anyway) and I've always had problems with BitTorrent.

But I keep getting disconnected from the game. I can't see any actual reason for this, I just get a message saying "You have been disconnected". This is exactly the same result I get when trying to play MarioKart DS online - I just get disconnected with no explanation. I'm assuming it's either something to do with my Mum's internet connection (I recently moved back in with my Mum because of an unpleasantness with my now ex-girlfriend) or, and this seems to be more likely, the Belkin F5D5231-4 wired router I use to network my computer to my sister's (and to my friends' laptops, when they're here) is causing connection problems. And I can't imagine why this would be the case.

Can anyone offer any insight?
I recently picked up a Belkin Ethernet Router (my sister's computer doesn't support Wifi for a plethora of reasons I will not go into) and it played havoc with my old generic USB Wifi adapter, a brand-X silver dealie with "WLAN" written on it. until I set up this router it worked like a charm, but the Router and the Dongle conflict. I thought I had solved the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the adapter, and this did appear to work until I was being randomly disconnected from online games. Blah.

At the time I didn't have a clue how Routers work, so I didn't know I could go to the Router address (192.blahblahblah) and allow virtual servers and all kinds of bollocks, so I went out and bought an official Nintendo Wifi USB Connector, which at first wouldn't install because it couldn't share my Internet connection (again, likely because of the router). I managed to install the software now and I can connect my DS to my PC, but it fails when it tries to get an IP address.

So... uh... how do I fix this? My wired router is a Belkin F5D5231-4, if that helps any.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hey! Help! Thanks!

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Update: I plugged the broadband modem directly into my PC and I haven't had any problems. Looks like the Router is causing the difficulty but I can't imagine why...

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  • IconoclysmIconoclysm Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I've had similar problems with that belkin wired router. It would slow down/lock up seemingly at random. I never found a solution, and dumped it for a generic 54g wifi router from ebuyer that cost me £30 (half of what that Belkin POS cost me).
    You might get lucky with a firmware update, but I'd personally recommend getting a non Belkin replacement.

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  • Squirminator2kSquirminator2k they/them North Hollywood, CARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Sounds like the best course of action, then. I've unplugged it for now, and I've got it set aside for our LAN games. That'll do for the time being, I guess.

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