So this is more of a router question for those of you that know routers. But it may involve Android as well. Here is my story.
First the devices involved
- DLink DIR-655 Wireless N gigabit router (Cat 6 Ethernet between it and the modem)
- Comcast cable modem - Zoom 5431 IIRC
- 1 Desktop Computer with Cat 6 Ethernet
- 1 Laptop Computer with Cat 5e Ethernet
- 1 HP Deskjet Printer on Wireless G
- 1 Apple iPhone 4s on Wireless N
- 1 Apple iPad Mini on Wireless N
- 1 Apple iPod on Wireless G/N? (it has been off the last few times I looked)
- 1 2013 Nexus 7 on stock 4.3 (unlocked and rooted)
- 1 OG Razr Maxx (CM10.2 based ROM)
For the past month or so, My Home WiFi has been crap. It has been dropping signal all the time. I actually believe that the router is turning off the WiFi signal and bringing it backup. It also seems to be refreshing the "internet" because the connection up time resets when this happens. The Cable Modem "up time" is not effected by this and never resets.
Here is where things get weird. Its either a very strange coincidence or directly related to the issue. Most of the only time the router seems to "drop" connection, is when my Android devices are connected. I only say this, because before I left for work it dropped connection when my phone was on the Wifi. Then when I remotely logged into the router from work, it had been connected for 4 hours. The exact amount of time It had been since I left work leaving the router with no Android devices connected.
I have been checking the logs for anything out of place, and I can't seem to identify the issue. I have been going at this for a while now and am close to saying screw it and replace the router. But I just bought this unit a few years ago and don't see it being bad.
Anyone have any thought? Ideas? or need more information to help? Like I said, I'm not really sure this is Android related, so if need be you can move this topic.