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High throughput disconnect on WAP54G?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by pojo, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. pojo

    pojo Network Guru Member

    I bought a WAP54G not too long ago but it's really flaky on me, I think it's the same high throughput problem people have been having with the WRT54G. I'm on a University network that already has a lot of background traffic, and I ran some tests and it consistently hangs on a traffic spike. I can't really stay on longer than 30 seconds at a time (it's a little longer if I have WEP versus WPA, but either way it hangs). Has anyone else seen the problem on the WAP54G?

    Is there any firmware (official or non) that can solve this? (Right now I'm stuck with 2.07. The more recent 2.08 won't install, the router complains about not allowing a firmware "downgrade" (go figre). I've read the trick to force it, but it seems like there should be a good reason it's rejecting 2.08.)
  2. pojo

    pojo Network Guru Member

    Tech support saved the day (!)

    I tried emailing tech support as a last resort, expected the usual "Make sure your cables are plugged in" reply. In fact, they sent me back this:

    Hark! Is this the sound of an informative reply? Wowza :wink:

    Eventually I narrowed it down to the beacon interval. When set to 50, everything seems to be ok. Woot

    I know now that this has been reported elsewhere on the forums but somehow it never turned up in my searches, so I figure its worth mentioning again.
  3. DarkoDDio

    DarkoDDio Network Guru Member

    I have a similar problem: I live in italia and i have FastWeb provider (10Mbit optic fiber)
    I have a sort of Videostation (connected to the same hub where is connected the WAP54G) that receive channels multicast streams from fastweb servers

    this is the sequence to get the WAP54G reboot:

    1) turn on WAP54G
    2) turn on videostation
    3) the multicast stream begin on my network
    4) WAP54G stop pinging
    5) after about 10 seconds, WAP54G reset (deduced by the clear log when it became accessible again)

    obviously if I maintain the multicast stream the WAP54G won't work;
    but if i shut down the videostation, sopping the multicast stream after only 2 or 3 seconds (BEFORE wait 10 seconds), WAP54G come back to live

    multicast buffer overflow? what else?

    what can i do?
    I already asked the Linksys support, but they don't know, for now, any solution

    ps forgot AP infos: he has latest italian firmware: http://www.linksys.com/international/firmware.asp?intfwid=65&coid=43
  4. pojo

    pojo Network Guru Member

    Yeah, could be. It's tought to know since there's not as much activity about the WAP54G than the WRT54G. Try changing the beacon interval, and maybe max throughput? Is there some way you can slowly increase the amount of bandwidth on your network, instead of pushing it all through at once? Like boiling a frog instead of zapping it with hot water. It would be interesting to see if there's a specific cut off when the AP resets.
  5. DarkoDDio

    DarkoDDio Network Guru Member

    i already tried any type of change, nothing to do :(

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