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Old 13th April 2012, 09:57 PM
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Belkin Surf N300 Adapter Issue F16


I have a Belkin Surf N300 wireless adapter for my PC. It will work for a while, then stop accessing the internet at random. My router has all green lights on and my computer says that it is connected to the wireless network. I'm sorry, but I don't know if it stops working all together or is simply slowing down a lot. Unplugging and then plugging the adapter back in seems to fix the problem temporarily.

Output from lsub:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 050d:2103 Belkin Components F7D2102 802.11n N300 Micro Wireless Adapter v3000 [Realtek RTL8192CU]
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0a05:7211  
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c316 Logitech, Inc. HID-Compliant Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 040b:2011 Weltrend Semiconductor 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04b8:0121 Seiko Epson Corp. Perfection 2480/2580 Photo [GT-F500]
Other computers (all laptops running Windows 7) can connect to the wireless network when my computer cannot. What should I do to fix the issue?

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Old 20th April 2012, 06:41 PM
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Re: Belkin Surf N300 Adapter Issue F16

Here is what fixed the problem for me. Login to Go to the Wireless Channel and SSID tab on the left hand of the screen and do two things. First change the wireless mode to mixed b, g and n. Secondly go to http://tools.meraki.com/stumbler#q= and check for any signals that might be causing interference with your signal. Change your channel to the channel with the least number of signals contacting it... This should fix your connection issue for the most part.

I have the same exact router as you and experienced the same exact problem. interesting enough, I did not have this problem when i installed CentOS or Gentoo on this computer but i experienced the problem with all other Distro's i used (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Debian, Mageia...) So it may be a simple issue with stability of the operating system you used.

Contradictory to the information i just shared. Belkin Surf N300 is a ****** router. It appears to have built in weaknesses to make you want to purchase the higher end browser that allows you to do the functions that your probably interested in(torrenting, stable connection, media). I'm currently looking for any open source firmware to find so i can overclock the router but if i can't find any, i am going to replace the router with one that is cheap but can be easily overclocked. I suggest you do the same.
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Old 20th April 2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: Belkin Surf N300 Adapter Issue F16

Perhaps I wasn't making myself clear, I'm talking about a USB wireless adapter. It appears to share the name of the router.

Thank you cjhoneycomb for your reply.

I actually broke the adapter while installing a new graphics card... I forgot to unplug it
So I'm now using a 6 metre ethernet cable, and I guess the thread can be closed.

Thanks again cjhoneycomb, the link looks interesting. And sorry for not being clear about the adapter.
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