Wireless connection breaks every few mins
Wonder if anyone can help with this? I have a desktop based laptop which is connected to Broadband via Virgin Media. Last Monday I decided to take the plunge and buy a Belkin N1 Router from Argos (as it was on discount) and go wireless - partly just for the hell of it, partly so I could use my Ipod Touch round the rest of the house and partly as I'd just set my girlfriend's Orange wireless up and it got me thinking maybe I should do it as well!
The Wi-Fi connection is WPA2 protected and the Belkin router itself 'seems' to be functioning okay - most of the time I can use the connection via my ipod and most of the time the 'wireless' light is 'on' on the router. Though sometimes the ipod won't connect and sometimes the router light isn't on - but bafflingly these things don't always co-incide! Often the ipod won't connect even when the router light is saying the wireless is fine!
The bigger frustration is that on my laptop the wireless connection keeps breaking every few minutes and I have to go through all the process of re-connecting it (at the moment I've just stuck the ethernet cable back in as I can't be bothered with it any more!). Again this is even though the wireless light on the router is on and the laptop and router are sitting next to each other - and this is after all supposed to be a fast, long range router - god knows what the slower ones are like!
So, is there something buried in some menu somewhere which is logically causing this break to occur? Is it a problem with the router and it should go back and be changed? Is it a problem with the laptop? And how would you know which it is?
I love technology but it also tees me off like nothing else!