Wireless networks are a great boon for allowing access to the internet from throughout your household without the inconvenience of wires. However, certain items found in the home, such as cordless (not mobile) phones, microwave ovens and fluorescent lights, can interfere with the signal and cause connectivity to be lost. Other issues, such as the quality of the incoming phone line and the presence or absence of DSL filters on all phone equipment can also contribute to whether you have intermittent connection problems.
PC Medic has put together a troubleshooting guide for home wireless networks that is available free to all our customers. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy.