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WRT54GS v1.1 Download Problems (not P2P)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dark54555, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. dark54555

    dark54555 Network Guru Member

    Trying to solve a problem with my WRT54GS v1.1, and so far have stumped two other boards to the "just buy a new router" point. I'm hoping y'all can help.

    My laptop is a Thinkpad with a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter. Driver is current, using Windows to manage the connection. NetStubmler says I'm the only network in range on this channel, signal strength is always excellent.

    When I try to download a file over 20 megs, the connection will drop before the file completes. This happens with any file, IE or Firefox. This is just off the web, not P2P.

    -It only happens at home when I'm connected to my router. (At school, it doesn't happen.) This makes me pretty sure it's something with the router, or between my router and my laptop only.
    -It only happens when connected to the router via WiFi (wired works fine)
    -It happened with both the old and new Linksys firmware, even though the last 2 Linksys firmwares were supposed to fix the "Large File Download" issues.
    -It pretty much only happens when I'm trying to download a large file (everyone gets an occasional drop, but it happens every time with the file download)

    I tried a lot of the obvious fixes. Reboot. Change the WiFi channel (I've tried 1, 6, 11...6 is the only one with other active access points in the area). My router isn't near a phone or microwave, and signal strength never falls below excellent.

    I noticed that the application log brings up a generic QoS error. Tired disabling it, and even uninstalling it, and that only made the connection drop sooner (between 7 and 8 megs).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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