How to solve frequent network disconnects

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Kyoji, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Kyoji

    Kyoji Guest

    I was surfing the internet the other day and ran across this article:

    Basically if you use the Windows Zero Configuration utility then it might be finding other WiFi networks and trying to connect to them, which in turn disconnects you from your network. Simplest way to do this is to stop the WZC service, which the article outlines for you very easily.

    Posting this because I've had tons of headaches with my connection just cutting out, I thought it was my WMP54G, or maybe some settings (which tweaking the output power and threshhold did help a bit) but this totally nuked the problem. I was online for around 2 days testerday with no DC's

    I hope this helps some of you good folks here that were experiencing the same problem.
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    Windows Zero Configuration utility is a pain from day one, that is why i had to get bigger antennas for my wrt and blow all my neighbors wireless networks out of the water. :p to keep my computer from connecteing to other wireless networks.

    but then read some FCC stuff about wireless signals and had to turn the tramsitting power down, bye bye strong signal and hello disconnects
  3. thanatos2k

    thanatos2k Network Guru Member

    How big was your antenna?
    The 54G has a max transmit power of 251 mW, which translates to abput 24 dbm, meaning that you could have a 12 dbi antenna and still be just under the limit of 36 dbm transmit power set by the FCC for point to multipoint, assuming 0.5 dB cable loss.
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    the antenna was a 7 dbi. and i think that 100mw=7dbi, and am not that sure.
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