MSN keeps disconnecting because of my router Watch

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I just changed my router to a Belkin wireless g router, my computer is wired to it. I didn't get this problem with my old router. I tried a different client and the problem persists. Anyone know what the course is in more detail and how to fix it without resorting to buying yet another router?
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upgrade the firmware, that's what i had to do with my netgear router.
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Firmware is as new as possible. I might try downgrading it to the last version to see if that helps.
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Have you set up port forwarding?
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Try enabling UPnP. Belkin routers are stupid.
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Have you set up port forwarding?
No, I'll give that a go.
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Gah, nothing. That's kinda annoying. Perhaps I'll end up with a new router sometime.
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Ok, potentially stupid question, but how do you know the router is causing the problems? Forget MSN for a minute - does your whole internet connection go down, or is it just MSN? Because to me it makes no sense whatsoever if your MSN disconnects but your internet connection is fine. The only exception I can think of to what I've just written is in the case of your router having an in-built firewall which isn't letting MSN through?
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Well, the router is the only thing that has changed (that I know of). I guess the rest of the internet is stopping momentarily, but that's harder to notice.
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and you're not connected wirelessly?
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(Original post by steelmole)
I just changed my router to a Belkin wireless g router, my computer is wired to it. I didn't get this problem with my old router. I tried a different client and the problem persists. Anyone know what the course is in more detail and how to fix it without resorting to buying yet another router?
Nope, no wireless connection.
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Yeah, I did read that, but you'd be surprised how many people use the word 'wired' interchangeably with 'connected'. Have you checked your router settings, or checked if there's a firewall etc.?
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Yeah, I did read that, but you'd be surprised how many people use the word 'wired' interchangeably with 'connected'. Have you checked your router settings, or checked if there's a firewall etc.?
Sorry, I nearly did put "connected with an ethernet cable" in the original post but it just sounded too goddamn clunky. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the router settings as far as I can tell. There's a firewall in the router obviously.

I tried without the firewall on the router and it appears to work without trouble. Only problem then is I'll probably get worms...
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Well we know the firewall is the problem then It's probably configurable, just need to find the relevant settings. You can use Windows Firewall (or another software application) in place of the router's firewall, and I think it's safe to do so.
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Well we know the firewall is the problem then It's probably configurable, just need to find the relevant settings. You can use Windows Firewall (or another software application) in place of the router's firewall, and I think it's safe to do so.
Well, we don't know. It might just be a coincidence. I switched it back on and it's still connected for a similar amount of time. Let's see...
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Ok, well it's likely then. We shall see how it goes. If you turn the firewall off again, make sure you have Windows Firewall (or equivalent) running.
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My MSN disconnects and signs in again at 1am every night without fail. Except when the clocks change it will be midnight. Very odd. It has to be the router because I'd had the issue on all three PCs it has been used on. Once a day I can live with, I'm rarely on MSN anyway.
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(Original post by Sephiroth)
My MSN disconnects and signs in again at 1am every night without fail. Except when the clocks change it will be midnight. Very odd. It has to be the router because I'd had the issue on all three PCs it has been used on. Once a day I can live with, I'm rarely on MSN anyway.
Yeah, that's the router. My friend has exactly the same problem. Presumably the router reboots itself very quickly at that time
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This always happened to me before then it randomly stopped. Sorry i can't help to why that is cos i have no idea!
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