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packet loss with multiple WAP54G's

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Yodawill, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Yodawill

    Yodawill Network Guru Member

    Hello ..
    I have a problem that I just flat cant figure out ..
    I have three AP's Im trying to setup for a Retirement home ..
    I setup one AP .. All is fine ..
    I get 100% reply when pinging the access point from a lan PC ..

    But when I set up and install the second ,, and third AP
    I get horrible ping replys if any ..

    All three WAP54G's are version 2
    and have static IP's
    All other settings at default

    Any idea's
  2. Yodawill

    Yodawill Network Guru Member

    I just saw on the Linksys support site that each AP should be on a differant channel ???

    Would that affect pinging from a wired PC ??
  3. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    it shouldn't unless your pinging aps across a wireless link, are all 3 aps wired together?
    if so did you wire all the lan ports together?
  4. Yodawill

    Yodawill Network Guru Member

    Yes ... they all are wired to the same hub ..

    Farthest run is about 150 feet ...
    We went out yesterday and verified the cabling ..
  5. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    so the lan ports of all 3 wrts are wired into the same hub and you loose packets pinging the other wrts (does this happen if you ping directly from the WRT web interface?)
  6. Yodawill

    Yodawill Network Guru Member

    Yes .. all three are cabled to the same hub ..
    The PC im pinging from is on a differant hub that is attached to the AP's hub ..
    Im not sure what you mean about the WRT interface ??
    Im just pinging from the good ole dos prompt on a win2K PC

    What is confusing me is if I disconnect any two of the aps then I get a 100% ping reply from the remaining AP ..
    Its like Im getting massive packet collisions when I plug a second ap in ..
    They all have a diff. IP addy and I verified the subnet/Gateway settings as well ..

    All this stuff is on a classless IP scheme behind a T1 connection ..
  7. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you login to the router admin interface there should be a diagnostic section and you can ping from within there.
    try hooking a pc up where all 3 aps connect (the main hub itself) can you ping the 3 aps without packet loss that way?
    is it actually a hub or is it a switch?
  8. Yodawill

    Yodawill Network Guru Member

    I believe they replaced the hub with a switch yesterday ..
    I wasnt there with them ..
    I'll attach my laptop to the switch the aps are on next time Im there ..
    This place is 50 miles from here ... Oooiy
  9. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    ok post back your results, i'll keep an eye on the thread...
    aos try the ping from within the admin inferface.
  10. SilvanIT

    SilvanIT LI Guru Member

    Same Issue

    I have the same setup, 3x WAP54GPE's all plugged in to the same switch (Linksys SR2048) and all have the latest firmware. Our wireless devices all work fine for around 15-20 minutes then once a packet is dropped the whole wireless network slows down for around 5 minutes.
    I have tried setting two of the access points as repeaters and pointing them to the third access point but this did not make any difference.
    If anyone has successfuly solved this issue I would love to know how as it has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now.
  11. arielus

    arielus LI Guru Member

    I kinda have the same problem.

    We have at work 4 wap54g and 1 WRT54G, all linked to a switch.

    Everything works fine, but at any given moment, the notebooks start losing packets until no data is transmitted.
    Few minutes after, the network connection reports there is no connectivity or such.
    I have to repair the connection or disable/enable the wlan card. Sometimes this doesn't even work, so i have to restart the WAPs and the WRT.

    I have tried several options.
    * Configuring all of them with the same SSID and different channel. It worked fine for couple days.
    * Configuring all of them with same SSID and same channel, not good at all.
    * Set them up as repeaters of the WRT router. It worked fine for about a week, and started giving me trouble.

    I'm kinda lost, i tried almost anything and it doesn't seem to work.

    I would give up, but the company doesn't want to pay for new equipment, and this same setup worked fine about a year ago.

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