Constant Disconnection problems with WRT54G 2.2

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Paulio999, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Paulio999

    Paulio999 Network Guru Member

    Hi, if anyone could help this would be very much appreciated. I'm at Uni, sharing a house and a wireless connection (WRT54G v2.2). The maximum amount of users is normally 7.

    Basically we keep having connection problems - either the IP addresses will not get assigned, or the connection drops every 2 minutes! Some people can't connect to the network at all, even though they definitely have compatible laptops and are in range of the router.

    First I had no security on, which seemed fine, but then one day people could see the network but never connect (it always got stuck on assigning IP addresses).

    So I put a very high level of security on, which worked for everybody except one person, who had just bought a wireless G card (I had the router set to mixed mode), and yet she couldn't connect.

    Then I changed the router settings to G-only, and still she couldn't connect, but everyone else could, with some disconnections every few mins.

    The disconnections were only temporary, but very annoying - plus the security key didn't seem to be remembered.

    In an effort to sort it out once and for all, I changed the settings back to mixed mode, and put a lower level of security on (thinking that maybe some laptops couldn't support the higher level). Now everyone (including the girl who couldn't connect at all) can connect, but they are still losing connection every few mins. I've had to reconnect about 5 times whilst writing this.

    What can I do to sort this out? I have the latest firmware, I was thinking along the lines of either putting MAC address limiting on, or seeing if there was some kind of timeout limit on there....

    Please help!!

    Thanks, from Paul :)
  2. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

  3. Paulio999

    Paulio999 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply...I've changed the channel settings to 11-2.4whatever GHz, so hopefully that should sort it...if I'm still having problems then I'll try your suggestion.

    Thanks, and anyone else's advice is also appreciated!

    from Paul :)
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