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Most messed up **** ever

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Alphasee, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Alphasee

    Alphasee Guest

    So, my belief is the router was hacked.

    That is my first issue.

    The second one is a bit more in detail. Every so often, our wireless connections DROP. Now, There's one of three conditions that could cause this, and they could be as follows:

    1) The drivers aren't working properly - IBM is currently working out some bugs in the firmware for our T60p laptops. The firmware we have on them right now is required to access the internet at out university - but it sucks anyways!

    2) The Network really has been hacked, and the firmware installed is causing this to happen. I believe this is both the most likely cause, and the easiest one for you guys to help me fix.

    3) My last theory about the intermittent connections is a litle different. I live in an apartment complex, and is there any possibility that all of the stray connections here are causing the connection to drop every so often?

    ----Here are my conditions:

    Difficulty logging into router, via wireless, or wired.
    Impossible to change the firmware, and it display's a funny message:
    "Upgrade are failed" ... What the ****...an engrish router?

    Im just curious what the hell is going on

    Can anyone help me?
  2. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    The upgrade are failed message is standard linksys terminology (actually cybertan). Its been around for along time......

    If your wireless card is an Intel miniPCI, that's likely the culprit for intermittent connectivity. I have heard of all sorts of problems with them.

  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Apartment complex....certainly could be.

    If you run a site survey, say with something like Netstumbler, how many othe wireless networks do you pick up?

    Have you tried changing channels to avoid conflicts with other neighbors? Try 1 or 11.

    Is yous SSID left default...so as to conflict wth the many other typical "default" SSIDs? Popular brand routers....I've seen many times several "Linksys" and "Netgear" SSIDs in the same area, overlapping. Always always make your SSID unique.

    How many cordless phones do you think are in your area? And microwaves?

    I love the Intel Centrino chipset....I use IBM Thinkpads with most of my clients....great very compatibly chipset IMO.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

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