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WMP54G refusal to connect to network

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by amnesiasoft, May 28, 2005.

  1. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    We have a wireless network at my house (all of our computers run Windows XP), the router is a WRT54GS and all the PCI adapters are WMP54G (v2 I believe). For some reason, my computer won't connect to the network, sometimes it will say it is connected and has a speed of about 28mbps, but it isn't really connected to the network. And when it is REALLY connected to the network, I get speeds of about 1.0 mbps and any network activity that goes on for more than 15 or so seconds causes it to disconnect. I have tried manally entering all the IP information (IP of 192.168.1.128, Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0, and Gateway of 192.168.1.1, as set on the router)

    I had this problem once before, after all else had failed, even tech support, I tried reinstalling windows, which did work the last time, but now, after two attempts, that hasn't even worked.

    The adapter stopped working correctly after installing a GeForce FX 5500 OC (PCI, 256mb) in my computer, if that is even at all relevant.

    Please reply as soon as possible.
     
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    so if you take out the video card the adapter works???

    do you encyption on the network. try to do a full reset on the router
     
  3. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    well i have a couple of ?s for u...can u get into ur router and if u can do u have it set to DHCP or is it set to something else...and do u have the MAC addresse set right?? u should check the MACs of the PCI card and input that under "wireless" "mac filter" in the router and c if that works....
     
  4. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    no...i was asking him...if he can even log into his router....
     
  5. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    Haven't tried taking out the video card yet, but it shouldn't be causing the adapter not to work, and if it is, I'm going to be very angry. And no, we don't use WEP at all. And I don't think a full reset on the router would be neccessary because none of the options were changed when it stopped working.

    it is DHCP (which is why I tried both automatic ip config and manual) And MAC filter is disabled.

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    It was just working for about 2 hours, then it just died, and I can't even get my network SSID to show up as a choice to connect to.
     
  6. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    that sounds like a single streath problem....how far is it from the router?? and what is it going through?? walls, brick, wood, ect??
     
  7. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    It's not all that far away, just upstairs and nothing unusual to go through, just the walls and floor.
     
  8. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    hmm...well that shouldnt matter then...u said that it just comes and goes?? have u checked the drivers for the PCI card?? and does ur computer auto detected the IP or do u have one set??
     
  9. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    Well, my driver cd is labelled as version 1.2. And right now I have my IP manually configured.
     
  10. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    turn that off and have it auto detect the IP from the router by going into ur router and go to -Setup- /Basic Setup/ and turn it to "Automatic Configuratino - DHCP" and c if that works
     
  11. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    well, the driver update seems to have made it more stable, it occasiaonally disconnects though, but nowhere near as often.
     
  12. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  13. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    yeah it could still be a signal problem...iwould change over to a USB box my self and put it up high and get the connection that way...
     
  14. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    well, I've concluded one thing, whenever I get a phone call, I'm kicked off the network (5 phone calls, got kicked off after the first ring each time)
     
  15. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    do u have a cordless phone next to the computer??? bc i have that problem too...and if the cordless is on the 2.49 ghz channel then it messes with the wireless...try moveing the phone base as far away from the computer as much as possiable
     
  16. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    I don't think that is it, though most of the phones in my house are cordless, there aren't any in my room, I hate phones, I never use them. Strange that it has never caused any problems before, and that it only effects my computer :S
     
  17. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    well thats what happens with me...my phone messes up my wireless...so i would try it...
     
  18. amnesiasoft

    amnesiasoft Network Guru Member

    ok, now the adapter won't detect any networks. And so far I've tried:

    Reinstalling Windows (2x)
    Older drivers
    Newer Drivers
    Reinstalling Drivers (Even manually deleted them from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers)
    Different hardware VERSIONS
    Different antenae
    Different PCI slots
    Different Routers (WRT54G and WRT54GS)

    only thing left to try is to take out the graphics card and run it but I need to find a screwdriver again, or...dare I say...call tech support, they weren't any help last time...
     
  19. cr8zy07

    cr8zy07 Network Guru Member

    ok give that a try...
     

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