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WRV54G Does Not Pass Broadcast ARP Packets to Wireless LAN

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Wifi101, May 6, 2005.

  1. Wifi101

    Wifi101 Guest

    Have been working to understand why the WRV54G keeps dropping connections between wired devices and wireless. Finally put a sniffer on both the wired and wireless section and discovered that when a WindowsXP Pro SP2 box broadcasts an ARP request it is not passed through to the wireless LAN. Basically, after 10 minutes of connectivity, the Windows box tries to refresh it's ARP table by broadcasting an ARP request. Since the ARP request is not broadcast on the wireless network, it gets no response, retries 3 times and then erases the record from its ARP table. Once this happens the Windows box is no longer able to send packets to the devices on the wireless network and the connection is lost.

    Note that this problem does not seem to occur on the WRT54G or the D-Link and Belcan models that we have tested.

    I saw a reference in another thread about a way to resolve this wireless/ARC problem on the WRV. However, there were no specific instructions. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?

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