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Windows 7: Why does my wifi in my building go out every night at exactly the same

19 Oct 2013   #11
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

okay so i just went to take a look at the router and noticed a few new things that i did not notice.


The wireless router is a TP Link TL WR340gd and NOT WR340G. Made a mistake at reading it. The reason is b/c i have to walk on some stairs to get to the top of this area to view it... its basically not in a flat surface. Imagine you keeping a router in the attic... you can see what i mean by uncomforatable as i have to climb up stairs to view it... the router is attached to the side of the wall.


Another thing i noticed is the Cisco Router that i saw... its a Cisco Linksys. I think this might be the modem? It has 2 wires that it connects to. One is a black wire that is obviously the power button that connects to an outlet at the bottom. The other wire is a white ethernet cable that connects directly to the back of the TL WR340gd router.


Now here is the thing that confused me a lot about the TL WR340gd until i took a closer look. There is one white wire that connects to the cisco linksys modem/router. There is a black wire that is the power wire that connects downwards to an outlet. There is a blue ethernet wire that connects somethign upwards. I have no clue where it connects to because the wire goes up and i don't know where it connects to.


And the interesting thing is there is also another 2 wires that is connected which makes no sense. One is red wire and another is a black wire. I had no clue where it connected to until i went back down and saw that those wires actually connected to two different apartments... the red wire went from the router connected all the way to apartment 1, the black wire went from the router connected all teh way to apartment 2. Im using 1 and 2 for example and both are on the 1st floor. Im on the other hand on the 4th floor so its basically next to impossible to have a ethernet cable that long to connect it to as if i do this, it would obstruct the walking on the stairs.


So i assume those 2 apartments, they basically just attached an ethernet cable from their laptop/desktop to the rotuer so they can get wired internet. Am i correct with this assumption? It made no sense why a router would have so many wires... 5 wires connected to it. And would i be correct to assume that the cisco linksys is basically the modem and a router?


But when i type the 192.168.2.1, it only shows the TP Link.


Is there a chance those 2 apartments one of them have the internet configured for the settings? Again i know both those apartment, they dont sleep late etc so they have no clue that internet is out that late.


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19 Oct 2013   #12
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

And when you say try attaching an ethernet cable from my laptop to the router or modem... would it be correct to assume you mean connect it to the TP Link one or the cisco one? I assume you mean tp link one since 2 other wires are connected to it which they have it wired?
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20 Oct 2013   #13
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Want to answer few things.

There are 2 wifi connections. Lets call them Connection A and Connection B. Both have the same password if i want to connect to either one. I always choose connection A. But if connection A has problems or doesn''t work, i choose B. Usually one of them will work very good while the other is either good, okay or not that good. So i always see these 2 connections when im on my laptop until that time of course.

Here is the thing. I had asked if Connection A... if that was for the TP Link or for the linksys. Thus there are 2 wifi connections and 2 routers. Connection A which is usually the more reliable one... i was told it was for the TP actually and connection B was for the cisco linkys. That seems to be the opposite of what you expect? The thing was they was not sure which one it was. Is there a way to find out?

Another thing is i had went to that router and connected my laptop with an ethernet cable to the tp link router port. I was connected to Connection B on my wifi. Then i connected the ethernet to it and was still connected to Connection B. Does that mean that tp link has to be connection B and thus connection A is the linksys and thus the person told me the wrong thing? Again they are not sure. Also when i check the wifi connection properties, connection A is WEP. Connection B is WPA2. Does that give you a clue which connection is which router?
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20 Oct 2013   #14
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Last night i went there at 3:45am and took a look. The wifi of course went of as usual at 3:40am. When i went there... both the linksys router and the tp link router was powered off. I then unplugged the power cord from each of them and plugged it back in, same thing. The power didn't appear. So this means that at 3:40am, the power goes off in both routers since when i got there 3:45am... there was no power at all.

What does this mean then?
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20 Oct 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drewphish01 View Post
Last night i went there at 3:45am and took a look. The wifi of course went of as usual at 3:40am. When i went there... both the linksys router and the tp link router was powered off. I then unplugged the power cord from each of them and plugged it back in, same thing. The power didn't appear. So this means that at 3:40am, the power goes off in both routers since when i got there 3:45am... there was no power at all.

What does this mean then?
It probably means someone put a timer in the circuit to shut the routers down, probably to avoid abuse of the Wi-Fi. Unless you have permission to be doing all this (preferably in writing), I strongly suggest you just learn to live with it before you get yourself into trouble; it's down for only 28 minutes.
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20 Oct 2013   #16
Drewphish01

Windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Can you explain what you mean by abuse of the wifi? So they dont want someone to be online all the time? Could it be because they did that so the router can reset everyday so it would not be slow?


How would it be possible to remove the timer?
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20 Oct 2013   #17
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

I think what he is suggesting is unless you own the hardware, you shouldn't be messing with it without the express permission of the actual owner. If the wifi is provided by the complex then they should have someone who takes care of it and they should be doing any troubleshooting of the equipment and or service. You really need to be talking with them about how to get into the settings if they would like your help in troubleshooting the wifi.
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20 Oct 2013   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drewphish01 View Post
Can you explain what you mean by abuse of the wifi? So they dont want someone to be online all the time? Could it be because they did that so the router can reset everyday so it would not be slow?...
It could be a variety of things, such as people using for cranking out massive amounts of spam, making large, continuous downloads, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drewphish01 View Post
...How would it be possible to remove the timer?
I'm not comfortable telling you because I'm concerned with whether or not you are authorized to be messing around with someone else's Wi-Fi without permission and what your actual motives for doing so are. After all, it's only 28 minutes which shouldn't be a big deal unless, possibly, you are up to no good.

At this point, I'm going to ask a mod to close this thread.
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20 Oct 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Drew,

We cannot help you to bypass settings set on hardware that you do not own. You will need to talk to the owner of the hardware about this issue instead.

This thread is now closed. Do not continue to discuss this any further as it will be a breach of the forum rules.
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