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WVC54G Wireless Cameras - Wireless issues

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Spooky_uk, May 30, 2008.

  1. Spooky_uk

    Spooky_uk LI Guru Member

    Does anyone know if Linksys ever resolved the issue with these cameras and the wireless not working? (I know they are discontnued now) I have 4 and 1 of them stopped communicating wirelessly (green light still showed activity but could not ping at all. Connected ethernet works fine, unplug and nothing again) I returned to Linksys and it was returned with the same fault. I got tired of dealing with them in all honesty.

    Anyway have just purchased another camera off ebay, was a brnad new (still sealed in cellophane) and just configurig it and it has the same wireless issue stright out of the box.

    Cameras are all configured correctly before anyone asks :)

    Any replies appreciated, tia.
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    What APs/firmware are you using? I have a couple of WVC54GCs (v1.1 ETSI), and found this:

    1) WRT54GL with dd-wrt v24, two VAPs (SSIDs) - one WPA2/AES Enterprize, one WPA/WPA2+AES/TKIP Personal (the latter for the cameras): Cameras connect, but tend to lose connectivity at times, mostly while sending mail with video.

    2) WRT54GL with Tomato 1.10, one SSID WPA/WPA2+AES/TKIP: Cameras remain connected.

    I modded the GC firmware to watchdog ping known local hosts every few minutes, and reset the wireless interface if the pings fail.

    I also have a WVC200, and this connects to either AP, and stays connected, without problems.
     
  3. cappo

    cappo Addicted to LI Member

    @HennieM
    We use some of these WVC54GCs.
    After some time many of them drop out their WLANs.
    We use the Speedport 700 Routers, with static ips.

    Your firmware would help ous very much.

    Do you have o HowTo or maybe the direct firmware??


    mfg


    Josch
     
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I searched the internet, and found a howto of some sorts (maybe even on this site), but now I have forgotten all howto. Sorry
     
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    US firmware version 1.25 seems to resolve the wireless issues. The ntp is still botched, but cameras now connect to Ciscos and other APs, with or without WMM enabled.
     
  6. cappo

    cappo Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for this info.

    i will try this later.

    Are there any issues with using the us-firmware on european devices?


    greeting from germany

    josch
     
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    No issues that I know of. I connected a camera running US v1.25 to an AP on channel 13. (US only uses channels 1-11).
     
  8. Spooky_uk

    Spooky_uk LI Guru Member

    anyone have a link to the 1.25 firmware so I can try that? Thanks.
     
  9. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

  10. Spooky_uk

    Spooky_uk LI Guru Member

    Thanks.
     

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