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wifi keeping it alive?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by neiltoe, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. neiltoe

    neiltoe Network Guru Member

    Ok is there a way to keep a wifi connection alive. What I mean by this is that I like to use Radmin to monitor my kids activity on her PC. Every 15min or so the connection just drops and I have to manually reconnect. I use Radmin on my wired Pc that hosts all my constant service example mIRC and FTP server. This connection never fails but the wifi always seems to just stop sending info. Now I have tried the PC im mentioning on wifi with a wired connection and Radmin never fails this way. I'm Using a Linksys WRT54G router v2.2 Firmware Version : v4.20.7. The wireless adapter on the PC are integrate its a laptop. Is there something I can set up to keep it alive? If anyone has any suggestions please help me out.
     
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    have you tried leaving a ping -t to it's ip open during this time?
     
  3. neiltoe

    neiltoe Network Guru Member

    I'll google what you mentioned thanks for the answer but I have no idea what "ping -t" is so if you would give me more detail that would be great.
     
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    open a dos window and type ping -t ip
    ip being the ip of the other computer...
     
  5. neiltoe

    neiltoe Network Guru Member

    ok I done that here is a sample of what I see

    Reply from 192.168.1.104 bytes =32 time=1ms TTL=128

    but now I need to have this window open constantly to keep a "ping -t" ? or is there something I can do to automatically run this in the background?

    update: I tried the "ping -t" and still within 10 to 15 min it stopped responding any other ideas?
     
  6. neiltoe

    neiltoe Network Guru Member

    I've noticed today that my wireless connection is rather stable. I think this is due to the fact im using the wireless PC as a encoder for video its keeping the PC "alive" I know this isnt the forum for PC problems but is there some setting with Windows XP Pro that I can set to keep the PC from going idle? This is what I'm thinking is the culprit. I have already turned off the power saving modes that I can find.
     
  7. mozetti

    mozetti Network Guru Member

    You could just run the
    Code:
    ping -t
    command from your daughter's computer, and ping your computer or maybe just a non-assigned IP so it isn't constantly hitting something. I don't know of any way to have that done silently, though, so that you can't see the command prompt window. Maybe someone else knows.

    I guess one possibility would be to put the command into autoexec.bat, but I'm not sure if that would bring up the cmd window.
     
  8. neiltoe

    neiltoe Network Guru Member

    thanks for the reply its a losing battle but hell using the "repair" option shouldnt be to hard for her to do hehe
     

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