Linksys wireless connection dropping...
Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:42 PM
I stumbled across this site while Googling my issue and was refered to this site so I am optimistic it will prove helpful. My issue is the same as Spam Boy's below, but here's my issue in full detail...
I have 2 PCs sharing a DSL connection from Sprint a 645 DSL modem and a WRT54G Wireless Router. 1 computer is connected via CAT5 cable and the other with a Linksys WMP54G wireless adapter. Up until about a month ago, the signal strength was always atleast 3 bars or "Good" according to Windows. The connection was stable and would remain on for days at a time. Now in the last month the connection drops constantly.
I have tried switching the Router and Wireless adapter around from the PCs they were on and the problem stays with the wireless adapter. I have also tried a different Wireless NIC and Wireless Router, both also Linksys and the problem continues. The PC with the CAT5 connection always stays stable.
I have come to find there is another Linksys Wireless router showing up in my Available Wireless Networks with a different SSID but the same IP address as my router. I haven't been able to determine which neighbor the router is at yet but I suspect this may be the issue. I have tried talking to Linksys technical support and went thru all their troubleshooting steps and have had no luck.
Sooo, I figured I'd come somewhere people know what their talking about. *wave. Anyone ever experience anything like this or have any ideas. I think I forgot to mention that the wireless adapter I use work fine if I take it to work and hook it to a PC there. The signal strength is excellent. Again though at home the signal strength is Very Low and only pushes about 1-2 Mbs. Help Pls. Thanks in advance.
Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:45 PM
Posted 29 April 2006 - 11:05 PM
the cheap 12$ netgear card never lost connection and was the furthest computer away with the most walls to go through.
the 40$ linksys card always lost connection for no reason and was only 15 feet away.
so i switched the linksys card with a dlink card and the problem was solved.
i brought the linksys card over to my house which is very remote and put it in my neighbors computer 300+ feet away from my dlink wireless router (with the same settings). over a couple of weeks time it never lost connection or lost any connection speed.
i think it's possible that linksys cards get confused in a noisy wireless environment.
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