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 Post subject: Linksys WRT54GS
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:27 pm 
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Sony PCG-FRV Laptop
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XP Pro,NAV and Zone Alarm

I just purchased the Linksys WRT54GS broadband router. Set up was easy and I enabled WPA. I logged on and everything worked fine for about half an hour. Then the card, a WPC54GS and router stopped communicating. A reboot restored the connection for about 10 minutes. Then it started cutting out again. Grrr. I called tech support. While on hold, it connected and settled down. The Linksys Tech support stock answer is switch to WEP. Their techs don't know. I was online for over 3 hours with no additional problems. Today...I was online about 2 hours and it started acting up again, cutting in and out. After it did it's thing for 10 minutes, it settled down and has been fine for an hour and a half. Anyone have an idea what is causing this? Driver and firmware are both the latest. The only other access point near me is on channel 6. I'm on channel 1. He is encrypted and shouldn't be causing interference.

I also have one of their Wireless B Routers. When I configured that for WPA, it connnected and disconnected every 30 seconds. I gave up on that one and went to WEP. :roll: I can live with this the way it is but being anal, I'd like to fix it. LOL. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:37 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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I also tried to use WPA on our wireless setup and I had problems with connectivity as well (cutting in and out, bad reception, etc).

I just went back to 128-bit WEP and havent had any problems with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:13 pm 
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I've seen several other posts in the old forum over people losing their WiFi connections, and it appears to be an ongoing problem.

One thing that I do is disable the built in Windows Zero Wireless Service and use the program that came with the card. This appears to keep my lappy constantly connected to my access point.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:27 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Flytrap7 wrote:
One thing that I do is disable the built in Windows Zero Wireless Service


Where is this service? I've heard of it before but I dont think Ive seen it on our laptop...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:20 am 
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It's WinXP only.

Start ---> Administrative Tools ---> Services

Scroll down to the bottom, it's down there. I'm pretty sure they enable it by default.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:26 pm 
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my wireless setup was constantly losing connection as well. it frustrated me enough to finally run a wire to my mom's room.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:16 pm 
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unfortunately, for linksys cards, you have to use the built in configuration in windows xp.

it may be just me, but when i tried to install the linksys software for my card, the screen just kept closing on me. didnt happen when i had win2k, but it doesnt have the built in configuration.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:19 pm 
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also, check linksys' site. i also have the connection going on and off a few times a day... nothing helped me with it. idk if they have new fixes for it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:40 pm 
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Thanks for the responses everyone! :D

An update... 2 days ago I was online for a couple hours. The connection dropped and didn't come back. :cry: I reenabled SSID broadcast and disabled encryption. My router seemed to have stopped broadcasting as it was still invisible. :evil: Out of desperation, I changed from channel 1 to to channel 11. Within 10 seconds, I connected again. I reenabled encryption and disabled SSID broadcast. I haventy had a disconnect in over 30 hours. Computers? :roll:


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