I'm having a problem that has plagued me from the get go. In fact, I've sent one Wii back and am on my second one thinking the first one was simply borked from the beginning. I've returned routers only to find out that my friend has no problem with the same brand/model. I just got my new Wii last night and hooked everything up. When I woke up this morning, my internet connection was nil again. This is beyond frustrating.
I have a Linksys WRT54G router, version 8. The firmware is up to date, the channel is set to 11, and the connection is set to "mixed". My computer is hardwired to it and my Wii is in the other room, not too far off. Over periods of downtime, the connection will dump. My computer sees myself as being connected, but won't access any websites. When I try then I get the "Page cannot be displayed error". Then I turn on my Wii and I can't connect there either. I have to manually unplug the router to regain a connection.
When my first Wii had "died" (it eventually froze and would not turn back on) my router issues stopped. I had no problems. The Wii was the only wireless device in my network, but even with the wired PC connection, everything was fine. The second I place a Wii into the network, I begin having this issue (it seems).
Now this is my second router, second Wii and I am still having this problem. I fear this is what caused my first Wii to break. I should not be experiencing this and I can't seem to correct it. At least today my Wii turned on.
Anyone else seeing this?
P.S. I do have a entertainment center where I keep all my components (receiver, cable box, dvd player, Wii) and it has glass doors on it. Obviously, when those components are not in use, the doors are closed. I have left them open today to see if that makes any difference by the time I get home. I know, that is probably not the issue and sounds ridiculous me even suggesting it, but I was wondering if maybe things were getting a bit warm in there. But that shouldn't be the issue should it? After all the WiFi ignores walls and such doesn't it?