Need help with my belkin router on my imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by silva78644, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. silva78644 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Ok so i have a belkin surf n300. Ok my mac is connected directly to the router. I have my PS3, ipad and iphone 4 going thru wifi on it. Ocasionally it loses internet connection and than comes back. At first i was thinking something was wrong with my imac but than i was thinking if something was wrong with the mac why would internet go out on my ipad and iphone also. Could it be the router. I called Time Warner and they said evrything was fine on my end and its possibly my router. Any help or suggestions would be welcome. Showuld i get a better router and what kind for my uses. Here are the specs for the router.

    Bandwidth 20MHz and 20/40MHz auto
    Browser Based Management Internet Explorer® 6–8, Firefox® 1.0, or Safari® 2.0
    Encryption Types Supported WPA2/WPA-Personal (PSK) & WEP 64/128-bit
    Firewall NAT and SPI
    Hardware Interface Type Ethernet (4xLAN, 1xWAN)
    Humidity Operating: 10 ~ 85% non-condensing Storing: 5 ~ 95% non-condensing
    IP Sharing Method NAT
    ISP Protocols Supported Dynamic, Static, PPOE, Telstra BigPond
    LEDs 1x network status LED, 1x WPS LED
    Link Rate up to 300Mbps
    Max. No of WLAN Connections 16
    Max. Operating Range Operating: 0~ 40C (32 ~ 131 F) Storing: -20 ~ 65 C (-13 ~ 155 F)
    Max. Supported Clients 4
    Plug & Play Yes
    Ports 1x WAN 4x LAN
    Protocols supported TCP/IP
    Quality Of Service 802.11e / WMM Quality of Service
    Radio Frequency Band 2.4GHz ISM
    Radio Frequency Channels 2.4GHz
    Range 0-150Ft
    Reset Process Via recessed reset button Reboot router: Push and release (1 second) Restore default settings: Push and hold 10 seconds
    Specifications Interface 802.11N
    Specifications Standards 802.11a/b/g/n, USB 2.0
    Supporting Software Print Zone, Memory Safe, Self-Healing
    User Interface Web-based password-protected advanced
    VPN Support PPTP, IPSEC, and L2TP VPN pass-thru
    WPS Push Button Security Yes
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Have you tried connecting your computer directly to your Cable Modem, and seen if you still have the issue. If you do, then it is likely the modem that needs to be replaced, not the router. If you don't, then reset the router to factory defaults, reconfigure it, and see if it continues. If it does, buy a new one. It really doesn't matter which brand, although I would avoid D-Link right now, they are having some major QC issues. You could get an Airport, used off of EBay, or a nice Linksys/Cisco router for a good price.

  3. silva78644 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    ok thank you. i did a restore of the routers setting. ill see what that does.

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