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After upgrading, cannot connect to wireless

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by dhallag, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. dhallag

    dhallag Network Guru Member

    Hello everyone. After reading many suggestions, I decided to upgrade to the HyperWRT firmware. This is in efforts to help with my wireless disconnect issues (excellent signal strength, but wireless will disconnect and reconnect after a second or two).

    Atter upgrading, my wired PC connects just fine (thank goodness), but I cannot get my wireless laptop to connect. Windows just says I have limited connectivity and assigns it's own IP: 169.254.8.73

    I read through these forms and didn't see anyone else having this problem so I posted.

    Here is my info:

    WRT54G v.1.0 with latest firmware 3.03.6
    Windows XP
    Wireless card: Netgear WG511
    All my advanced wireless settings are defuat expect:
    - transmisison rate: 24 Mbps
    - transmit power: 83%

    Thanks for your help.

    D
     
  2. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    Try setting an IP address manually on the laptop wireless card. Also make sure you don't have any encryption options set in the wireless setup... check all advance tabs to make sure...
     
  3. dhallag

    dhallag Network Guru Member

    thanks for the idea. I did do that but now my internet connection is slow as can be AND although I can ping from and to both computers, I cannot open AND both can be viewed under network neighborhood, when I try and open a folder... nothing...
     
  4. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    If you are not using stock firmware... disable loopback not 100% if you are able to do this with stock firmware or not but some third party you can... also just make sure you have all the network neighboorhood setting set up correctly... workgroups etc...

    Also double check the drivers for the wireless card, there could be updated ones out. Are you using windows to control connection or software from the company who made the card?
     
  5. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Not knowing your configuration or what version you are upgrading from, I would suggest a reset (hold in the reset button for 30 seconds) then re-enter any configurations (SSID, passwords, WEP/WPA, etc)

    This way you can make sure things work with default configurations before you add in options
     
  6. dhallag

    dhallag Network Guru Member

    First and foremost, thanks everyone for your help. After spending about 1/2 day trying different things and all your suggesions, I have decided to go back to latest Linksys factor firmware. When I installed that firmware, all my problems went away and I will just have to live with my intermittent disconnections.

    Thanks again for your help.
     

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