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wrt54gx - Connection Drops

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by majormike, May 4, 2005.

  1. majormike

    majormike Network Guru Member

    My GX keeps dropping the connection with my laptops (both are dell 600m's, one with b and the other g), usually 3 or 4 times a day. The GX is WEP enabled and the power signal is usually 4 or 5 bars on the laptop.

    If I repair the connection and shut down and restart AOL it usually comes back up, sometimes I have to power down the router and cable modem and reboot everything.

    In addition I have a 54g hardwired (not sure if this is the right term) to the GX. I had to do this because I have an ethernet printer hooked to an access point and the GX wont recognize the access point (at least that is what tech support says). This connection drops 10 to 15 times a day, but usually reacquires the network automatically, however I occassionally have to reboot the access point to get it to find the 54g.

    Any idea why the laptops lose the connection and / or what I can do to get a more stable connection.

  2. DennisI

    DennisI Network Guru Member

    If I understand you correctly you have two(2) wireless access points.

    You have your GX and another one connected to a printer.

    Have you checked the channel settings on both wireless access points. They may be interfering with each other. Make sure the channels are spread far apart. like use 3 for one othem and 10 for the other one.

    Hope that helps.

  3. majormike

    majormike Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I have 2 routers connected together, one controls the printer and the other controls the computers.

    I did separate the channels, but I am still having the problem.
  4. majormike

    majormike Network Guru Member

    For anybody following this post, I wanted to provide an update. After I separated the channels between the 2 routers (thanks again for the suggestion), I decided to check the "802.11b" driver on one the laptops. A newer version was available and I installed it into the computer.

    It has been working consistently for over 8 hours (a new record) and between these 2 fixes, the problem may be corrected.

    If anyone else has suggestions or comments, thanks in advance.

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