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I recently acquired a Linksys WRT54G router for my Macbook (2Ghz, C2D, 1GB) and everything was working fine until a few days ago when I found I could no longer connect to my network (Jael).

iStumbler shows a strong, but choppy, signal. Big solid blocks but it's not continuous as there are spaced in between them. When I was able to connect it would show a big 'block of cheese' type of waveform, if you know what I mean.

I'm about to use a neighbours open network (USR8054) to post. This network is considerably weaker than mine but it is continuous.

I've changed channels, reset the router, unplugged the cordless phone, reinstalled the linksys software and nothing seems to help.

Any suggestions?
 

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A microwave oven (in use) , or a 5 ghz cordless phone system nearby can cause problems with your wireless network. If either or both might be a factor, unplug the power cord from the phone and refrain from microwave use and see if that helps. I have the same router and did have phone interference problems which I solved by going to a 9 ghz model.
 

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A microwave oven (in use) , or a 5 ghz cordless phone system nearby can cause problems with your wireless network. If either or both might be a factor, unplug the power cord from the phone and refrain from microwave use and see if that helps. I have the same router and did have phone interference problems which I solved by going to a 9 ghz model.
A. A 2.4 GHz cordless phone system may cause such problems but not the 5 GHz ones since the WRT54G uses the 2.4 GHz spectrum.
B. You mean a 900 MHz phone system right?

Marsh, you've seem to have done all that is humanly possible. I'd return the router if I were you.
 

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Found the receipt and despite Future Shop (I know, boo!) having a 30 day return policy, I was able to exchange the stupid router that I bought in early June for a new and fully functioning one.

For once, Future Shop has done right by me. I don't hate them (as much) anymore.
 

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I had a similar problem with our Wireless Gateway Router from Telus. Everything would be fine and then the bandwidth would drop down to 6k/second. I called telus and they said the wireless modem is mis-behaving and they would send out another. I sure glad I didn't give away my 25' ethernet cable.:)
 
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