I have a problem that is driving me nuts! I have a Motorola SURFboard (SB5120) cable modem, and am using Comcast cable services. I also have a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G).
Initially, the two worked well together, with my PC wired to the router, and an occaisional laptop connection. Since then, we have started to add wireless devices to our list of assets (iPhone, iTouches, iPad, Wii and a wireless printer). Although it seemed like it was around the time that I enabled the Wii to take advantage of the network, it appears that I have periodic issues, although less frequently. (We are using Wii to stream NetFlix movies)
The problem is that the cable modem seems to get knocked off-line, a lot! Sometimes, several times an hour!
I work from home, and end up plugging the cable modem directly into my PC, so I can get through the day, without getting dropped, but it takes the wireless router out of play, hence the wife and kids can't enjoy their wireless devices!
This is killing me! Is it the wireless router? Is it the cable modem? Is it a combination of both??? I'm willing to purchase new hardware, as long as I know what/who the culprit is.
I've seen a ton of similar threads, but can't seem to narrow in on the exact problem description and/or a resolution. Any advice is appreciated! I'm nearly desperate!!!
Thanks and best regards, Todd