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Dropped connection over wireless

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by dahe, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    I have been using the device for a month or 2 now. Right from the beginning it has been working fine to and from computers attached directly to the router (dlink 624+). But when running over wireless it only works for small files, as soon as I try to upload/download larger files (ISOs or VOBs) theh connection drops (ie the mount). It works simlarly over ftp, even externally, that is, friends can uppload/download fine if their computer connection to the internet is over wire, but if there is a WLAN connection involved there will be problems.

    Anyone who has the same or similar problem? Any suggestions?
     
  2. froverio

    froverio Network Guru Member

    yes i have the same problem. Solution : go back to the V23R29 firmware.
     
  3. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your response, but that would mean losing the FTP option, which I use.. hmm, a choice between 2 evils. Wouldn't i be nice if linkys released a firmware version were all features worked simultaneously..
     
  4. custk9

    custk9 Network Guru Member

    If you are using a NTFS partition on your slug, that's the source of your problem. Try reverting back to FAT32. NTFS support is still very buggy on the slug.

    Had a load of troubles with the slug when a NTFS drive was attached. Changed all to FAT32 and the problems disappeared. For the bigger files (ISO's, VOB's etc) you can use a native formated drive (EXT3) and even get more functionality of your slug.
     
  5. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your suggestion but I'm already using ext3. How about if I turn the question around, is there anyone who is runnig wireless with r63 and has no problems with dropped connections? If so, which disc/router combination? I am using DLink 624+ and Lacie P3. froverio, what are/were you using when you had the same issues?
     
  6. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Do you have UPnP enabled on your router? I recall reading that many people complained about dropped connections while sending large files to their NSLU2. This problem was fixed when they disabled UPnP on their DLink routers.
     
  7. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    Yes, I also read that and tried it, but it did not help.
     
  8. froverio

    froverio Network Guru Member

    I'm using a linksys WRT54GS (Upnp disabled) and a Intel 2200 BG (centrino) on Windows XP SP2.
     
  9. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    Ok, thanks, which external drive do you have?
     
  10. froverio

    froverio Network Guru Member

    It's 2 connectland HD337 + Maxtor "6 Y080L0" 80 Go (Ext3) and Hitachi "HDS72808 0PLAT20" 80 Go (Ext3)
     
  11. dahe

    dahe Network Guru Member

    Ok, so it seems we have no gear in common except the NSLU itself, so it looks like a NSLU+firmware problem. I was almost hoping it would be the external drive or the router so I would have an excuse to upgrade... but it seems only a firmware upgrade/downgrade will help.
     
  12. froverio

    froverio Network Guru Member

    To finish, I solved my problem by the firmware update of the router.
     

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