Help! Anbody STILL experiences random disconnection!?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by cubeboy, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. cubeboy

    cubeboy Network Guru Member

    My problem is whenever my PC stays overnight, sometimes for P2P (i am using Azureus with UPnP enabled) will get my wireless part hang up and cannot renew IP again (cannot connect) unless i reboot my router (soft reboot)

    It also happens when i am not using any P2P softwares

    any body still having this problem?

    btw, i am still using the offical firmware 2.04.X
    QoS disabled
    WinXP SP1 with WZC disabled, no IEE802.X authen
    WPA TKIP security
    Beacon interval 50
    Mac filter not enabled
    SSID broadcast enabled
    No firewall in winxp
    signal good

    Would an upgrade of the firmware solves this problem?

    Another question is that i cannot use WEP encryption
    i can connect to the router using the generate password but cannot browse the web or get the IP if i use WEP
    but when i change back to WPA TKIP everything goes fine despite of random drop connection

    i am wondering it is linksys problem or not.... somehow feel a bit frustrated and regret to get the linksys product instead of a buffalo one

    Thank you
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    try with WZC enabled. without WZC enabled the connection may not reconnect when the signal is lost.

    also try using Fragmentation Threshold @ 2304
    and setting either G mode only or B mode only on your wireless setting (whatever your clients support) rather than mixed mode.

    as to the WEP question, i am not 100% sure though 1000's of users have no problem at all with the wrt54g encription, perhaps a full reset maybe required.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  4. ChurchEAC

    ChurchEAC Network Guru Member

    Try manually setting the Client Lease Time to 2880 (in Minutes = 2 days) in the Basic Setup Page.hours.
  5. Krist

    Krist Network Guru Member


    I experience the same problem with my WRT54G: the wireless connection drops out unexpectedly. Sometimes several times a day but without any patern. After some time the connection is re-established.

    After surfing the web looking for a solution I switched to Satori firmware. It worked fine for a few weeks but now I have the same problem again.

    After that, again I have spent hours and hours surfing the web looking for a solution. People keep suggesting stuff that wont work (new firmware, change XP settings, change channels, cordless phones, change router settings... ) but nothing really works! My conclusion: noone has a definate answer.

    I have found numerous people on the internet complaining about this! But how odd: the official linksys site doesnt mention the problem, not even once! Not a word! JUst as if all those people having trouble never existed! Is this possible??? Something very wrong with linksys wireless routers i'm afraid...
  6. skyeternity

    skyeternity Network Guru Member

    hey guys, guess what

    i have a very similar problem too! i've been going around the net to loko for a solution.. and i can't find any... sigh

    this is the link to my problem

    i hope someone can help us!

  7. UseNetgear

    UseNetgear Guest

    Tried evey suggestion I could find.. nothing works

    For more than two years I ran a NetGear MR314 wireless router -- CONSISTENTLY ran rock solid. Then, in an effort to shoot Internet service accross the street, I decided to buy a WRT45G based soley on its TNC connectors. So, I replaced my NetGear hardware with the new Linksys equipment and have had nothing but problems since -- dropped associations with the AP (every 3-10 minutes or so) and slower response from my internet connection. After upgrading to Linksys firmware version v3.01.3; two sessions with Linksys support, and; trying every relevant suggestion on the forums -- over the course of several days -- I've fixed the problem!! I PUT THE OLD NETGEAR ROUTER BACK AND EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT! -- SUMMARY: the Linksys WRT54G cannot maintain association with a client/supplicant in the very SAME enviroment, under all the same conditions, in which a 3-year old NetGear router/AP performs perfectly. It appears that if Linksys reverse engineered 3-year old NetGear products they'd be selling better equipment.
  8. wonderwall

    wonderwall Network Guru Member

    May be that can solve your problem;

    "I use an 802.11g wireless connection, and I know that the Windows Zero Configuration applet searches for a new connection every 3 minutes. I have found that if this applet is disabled at boot-up, the wireless connection is not made, but if WZC is stopped shortly after a wireless connection is made, the connection stays active indefinitely, barring outside influences.

    I have been using Services.msc to stop WZC (I have it in my start-up folder), but I have to scroll to the bottom of the Services window to access WZC to stop it. I would like to find a faster way to do this, perhaps in the form of a shortcut to a batch file that would start or stop the service, or a shortcut directly to WZC within the Services window. Can you tell me how to accomplish my goal?"


    "Wireless networks are becoming more and more common. It's not at all unusual to be within range of several. If your connection stutters, WZC may try to hook you up with a different connection. Yet, as this reader notes, if WZC is off at start-up, the system may not connect at all. You don't have to open the Services dialog, scroll to the bottom, double-click on Wireless Zero Configuration, and click on the Stop button. Instead, you can create a shortcut that has the same effect.

    Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\System32 (or C:\Winnt\System32 if you're running Windows 2000). Locate the file net.exe. Right-drag it onto the desktop and choose Create shortcut(s) here when you drop it. Click twice slowly in the filename area and name the shortcut Stop WZC. Right-click on the shortcut, choose Properties, and click on the Shortcut tab. The Target field will probably show C:\WINDOWS\system32\net.exe. Append a space to this, followed by stop wzcsvc (don't forget the space before stop). If you like, repeat these steps and create another shortcut to start the service; just replace stop with start.

    I hope this helps.
  9. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    It has been a hit-and-miss affair for myself as well in the past on WiFi-Box firmware, but since switching to HyperWRT 1.3 I can maintain a connection 24/7, with about 3 disconnections per week on interference from my neighbour's wireless network, with immediate reconnection most of the time. For some odd reasons, switching channels doesn't help and it doesn't affect all my wireless clients.

    PS Linksys can't reverse engineer NetGear devices, not only it is unlawful, but that's Broadcom's job :lol:
  10. DennisO

    DennisO Network Guru Member

    I have a wrt55ag Version 2 with Firmware v1.10. I have Comcast and have 4 computer connected to the router. The device is about 6 weeks old... I can go for about 1 week with no problems. Then the router hangs... All computer show a strong signal but non can talk to the Router. Reset button does not work. Can to log onto the router or ping the router.. Only solution is to poweroff the router and power it back on. This is very upsetting.. I have been on the phone for litterly hours with Linksys support.. They have had me do almost everything. I had a wrt54G and never had this problem until I went to the wrt55ag. It feels like Firmware to me.. but nobody will admit a problem at linksys and claim they have not seen the problem.
    What can be done at this point?
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