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Router Question

Postby Thoraudio » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:10 am

I got an Ativa G router (Office Depot brand, made by Belkin) for the house, to use with my Omnifi and probably for a kids computer soon.

Anyway, I've noticed with AIM that every once in a while, it drops my connection to the main computer (hardwired). Now it's only for a second, and w/out AIM being on I'd probably not notice it. Is this normal?

Latest firmware updates etc.... Ativa online service in non-existant.

and for another minor weirdy.... if you type in http://www.ativasupport.com you go to the ativa page.

If you type in ativasupport.com it takes you to Belkin.... weird.

thoughts or ideas?
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Postby Big Mack » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:39 am

Thoraudio wrote:I got an Ativa G router (Office Depot brand, made by Belkin) for the house, to use with my Omnifi and probably for a kids computer soon.

Anyway, I've noticed with AIM that every once in a while, it drops my connection to the main computer (hardwired). Now it's only for a second, and w/out AIM being on I'd probably not notice it. Is this normal?

Latest firmware updates etc.... Ativa online service in non-existant.

and for another minor weirdy.... if you type in http://www.ativasupport.com you go to the ativa page.

If you type in ativasupport.com it takes you to Belkin.... weird.

thoughts or ideas?


I have a Belkin router, too, and have noticed on occasion it will flip for a second. I think that it's when the security is updating. Have you contacted Belkin support? And does your router have a lifetime warranty like Belkin products? If not, then you may want to just buy the Belkin. Mine was about $40 at BBY.

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Postby John » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:05 pm

I had a belkin router before, and it would flip out for a little bit once or twice within a less than half an hour, but it would only do it maybe once every two weeks (that I would notice). I discovered it and started watching it after I noticed it would disconnect one of my other program connections, some old ftp file transfer program...

I don't use AIM much anymore (and no longer use their program). AIM and their servers aren't the most reliable to begin with, I use trillian which automatically reconnects, but I have see it (AIM only) disconnect for no reason, and even on a different machine.
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Postby ekincam » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:45 am

I have a Linksys WRT54g and my computer is wired to the router. Every once in a while, maybe 2 or 3 times a day, AIM loses connection for a couple secs and goes back on.

It's annoying, but it I just let it be since it doesn't bother me that much.
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Postby Derek » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:26 pm

i updated the firmware for my router a few days ago.


now my router does not work.

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Postby CBFryman » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:16 pm

It happens. Rarely, but it happens. There isnt much that you can do to fix it. If it is a recurring problem then contact Belkin about solutions. :)
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Postby John » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:01 pm

This thread is three months old, but okay...:cwm21:
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Little late, sure but good info. :)

Postby MorbidDK » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:55 pm


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