HELP! Can't connect!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by h2m3, May 11, 2005.

  1. h2m3

    h2m3 Network Guru Member

    Okay, I need your collaborative brain power for a problem I’m having at home. In short, my wireless computers (3, in all) will not connect to my router. History:

    Two weeks ago – working fine – WPA enabled – excellent signal strength all around.

    One week ago – began dinking with a wireless music device, involving non-Linksys firmware updates.

    Six days ago – once I got it to work right, my wireless connections started dropping inexplicably.

    Five days ago – I dumped everything to start from scratch, restoring the Linksys firmware and all factory defaults.

    Four days ago – wireless connections still dropping, reverted to my old Netgear router, which always worked just fine.

    Today – Computers recognize SSID & try to connect but will not. It’s almost as though there’s radio interference in the house, but I’m not using anything else that is 2.4 GHz.

    Right now - installed a fresh-out-of-the-box WRT54G and still cannot connect.

    -All computers are Windows XP w/ SP2 and the OS handles the wireless connections. All wireless adapters are Linksys. Nothing tricky.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    There is a new hotfix for Windows XP SP2. It adds WPA2 and is supposed to solve some of the problems with wireless adapters with SP2. You did not specify the wireless NICs you are using, that would help. The wireless client software that comes with the WMP54G has eben problematic , when used with Windows XP SP2 and should not be installed and should be uninstalled if installed.
  3. h2m3

    h2m3 Network Guru Member

    The wireless adapters I'm using are an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, a Linksys WPC54G and a Linksys WUSB11. I'll try the SP2 Hotfix, but just can't understand how it would change practically overnight. It was working fine! Is there any way I can check for 2.4GHz interference inside my home?
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