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WAP54G strange activity

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by jwjames83, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. jwjames83

    jwjames83 LI Guru Member

    Okay, I've noticed some others (not specifically on this forum) on the net have had the same problem, but I've sort of eliminated some possibilities and found a weird coincidence.

    First, we have a client who's got a VERY basic network in her house. A simple 4 port Linksys router, and two WAP54G (both v3.1 and are running firmware 3.04 - kinda.) She also has a WPC54G for her older laptop and is running the Linksys software to manage her wireless connection.

    Every couple of weeks, out of the blue, her AP was changing it's SSID and going over to WPA encryption. She has no neighbors, and is quite a ways away from anyone so her network is wide open. (No encryption whatsoever.) So after a few times of this happening, I swapped the two APs to see if it was just doing it on the one. Well, I went back today and the one closest to her computer (which is about 3 feet away) changed it's SSID and encryption, yet the one she rarely uses did not. Now - the one that did not, was the same one that WAS when it was near her computer. Also, the little Cisco logo on the WAP was not white, and instead amber.

    I disabled the Linksys software, updated the firmware from 3.04 to 3.04.3 (I think was the latest), changed the passwords on the WAPs, and kept the encryption open. I'm not sure what could be causing this, and it's driving us up the wall. She's very patient, so that's nice. I have two spare WAPs at the shop, but am a bit hesitant that putting in new gear will solve the problem since the problem appears to be dependent on what device is connected to the WAP, and 97% of the time, it's just her one computer. On rare occasions her children will come over, but she's never complained about it happening around then.

    So . . . any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Dopefish

    Dopefish Addicted to LI Member

    Hmm, since it seems to affect the one used more often, I would have guessed "Cross Site Request Forgery". But if it still happens with changed passwords it must be something else :-(
    Does it always change to the same ssid/encryption? Or is that also random?
     

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