Linksys is known for manufacturing top-of-the-range WiFirouters. But, does it mean that the devices remain high-performing always? If we consider stats, then there exists a percentage of users who face issues while using WiFirouters brought in by Linksys. On deep analysis, it was found that the proportion of users struggling with EA6350 connectivity issue is more than users owning other models. Keeping this in mind, this blog will reveal the topmost reasons causing the Linksys EA6350 dropping internet connection issue. Let’s get started!
How Linksys EA6350 Connection Works?
Before we start discussing the reasons due to which you are facing the internet connection problem with the EA6350 router, we suggest you learn how the connections work. Like an ordinary router, the Linksys EA6350 router also receives the signals emitted by a gateway; mainly the modem, and route them to provide the user with good WiFi coverage. It’s the user’s call how he/she connects the router and the modem. It means, you as a user can decide if you want to connect both devices wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.
Why is Linksys EA6350 Dropping Connection?
1. Weak Cable Connections
From the diagram given above, it might be clear to you that the major reason why the internet connection is dropping is a weak cable connection between EA6350 and modem. It can happen when:
The LAN cable joining the Ethernet ports of the modem and router is damaged.
The cable isn’t connected firmly.
Thus, all you have to do is join both devices firmly using a well-working Ethernet cable. Also, make sure that you are using the correct ports of your WiFi devices i.e. the LAN port of your main modem and the WAN port of your Linksys EA6350 router.
Are You Using a Wireless Connection?
If your EA6350 and the modem are connected through WPS i.e. via a wireless medium, then you should check the distance separating them. It must not be more than 8-10 ft. It is because keeping this value high can result in poor or no communication between both devices. But, be sure that you do not keep these devices too close. Else, their signals will clash.
2. Outdated Firmware
The firmware of the router can be updated to get rid of the dropping connection issue. This is because sometimes device start lagging when there is a lack of the latest version of the firmware. The firmware of the router can be updated by accessing the Linksys router login portal via the linksyssmartwifi.com URL. But, you have to be very cautious while updating the firmware. The first caution implies uploading the firmware file in accordance to the model number of the extender. On the other hand, second caution is all about letting the process get completed uninterrupted.
Did You Try Repositioning?
If your Linksys EA6350 router is positioned incorrectly, then also you might face internet connectivity issue. Know that the improper positioning results in incorrect or no propagation of router’s WiFi signals. Therefore, your router must be placed very far from heavy electrical appliances like televisions, refrigerators, treadmills, microwave ovens, etc. You should also be very careful about your router’s placement near a fish tank. The reason being, it consists of water and water being a good conductor of electricity tend to absorb the WiFi (electromagnetic) signals emitted by the router.
3. Unexpected Network Errors
The miracles of rebooting or power cycling cannot be penned down in a paragraph. All we can tell is that it possess the capability to fix the internet problem with the EA6350 router. Therefore, you should not wait to power cycle the router. Don’t worry! It won’t take much time. You only have to unplug the router from the power source and disconnect it from the modem. Now, you are supposed to wait for 10 minutes. After that, you can recreate the router-modem link (Ethernet) and power up the router. However, if your devices aren’t connected through a cable, a wireless connection is made after you power them up completely.
All Things Considered
From the discussion, it is very clear that weak cable connections, outdated firmware, and unexpected network errors can be the reasons behind the Linksys EA6350 dropping connection issue. We’ve also provided the relevant solutions like replacing the cable, updating the firmware, and rebooting the router to fix the issue.
Just in case the problem does not get resolved even after implementing the aforementioned techniques, reset Linksys EA6350 and set it up once again.
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