Linksys WMP300N Problem

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by micahkanchan, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. micahkanchan

    micahkanchan LI Guru Member

    This might have been listed many times before but I just bought and installed WMP300N today and works like a charm with my WRT300N router my only problem is every 30 or so seconds my computer pauses for a couple seconds and then its back to normal. While it pauses my cpu usage goes to 100%. This is only since I installed the WMP300N. This is getting me extremely mad because my music studders my game framerates drop and I cant live with this. PLEASE HELP!!!:frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown:

    Computer Specs

    AMD Athlon XP 3200
    2GB RAM
    ATI Radeon x1600 PRO AGP 512 MB
    750 GB Hard Drive (3 Hard Drives)
  2. micahkanchan

    micahkanchan LI Guru Member

    nobody that can help .!!!! whatever!!! thanks anyway(im not being sarcastic) :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
  3. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    I've had terrible problems with my WMP300N. On an ABIT mobo it froze the system every few minutes/hour (could not predict it). On another ASUS mobo
    system after installing the card the system would continually crash and reboot. I have ended up going back to a WMP54GX4. Laptop WPC300N has been fine, though. Using a WRT300N.
  4. mdavin3

    mdavin3 Network Guru Member

    No help here but I have the same problem with my HP laptop. D@#$ thing just locks up at random. Can't find anyone that can help. Have you found out anything? I had to go back to my SRX200 NIC adapter.

    What I have noticed is the advanced NIC settings seem to be crucial and is probably where the problem lies. I've dinked with it a bunch and sometimes it appears to be more stable than others. Too many settings and variables/not near enough time!!!!!!

  5. kdcadmin

    kdcadmin Guest

    Similar problem

    I had lockups with my Intel board until I used the Broadcom driver ver instead of the one they send with the nic ( Haven't had any problems since.
  6. axl7777

    axl7777 Guest

  7. CPH_Boomer

    CPH_Boomer LI Guru Member

    The modded drivers are great, way more stable than the Linksys(Crap) ones.
  8. CPH_Boomer

    CPH_Boomer LI Guru Member

    There has just been released a new firmware for the WRT300N v.2(Europe version) and a new set of drivers for the WMP300N which works just fine! All available on
  9. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    new set of drivers for the wmp300N????????????
    Driver Date: 5/11/2006
    Driver Release Version:
    is not new..........
  10. CPH_Boomer

    CPH_Boomer LI Guru Member

  11. Stimpy

    Stimpy Network Guru Member

    I have just built a "new" (actually an old AMD nForce 2) PC for my other half, and have run head-first in to this issue.

    It was a fresh install of Windows XP, and the latest drivers (

    I first did not know about this issue, and started pulling my hair out, as the computer just kept freezing. I re-installed XP, and before anything else, I put the wireless drivers in, and bang, it did it again. I found that disabling the wireless fixed the problem, but the problem started again, as soon as I enabled it again.

    I found that the older driver ( has the same problem, but just not as bad. The computer is still at least usable, to some extent.

    I really don't understand why this issue has not been fixed yet. I hope Linksys release a new driver soon.
  12. FrostByte

    FrostByte Network Guru Member

    New WMP300N v1 drivers date 11/17/2006 version fixed a lot of my problems. Most notably locking up my system and numerous disconnects.
  13. guetali

    guetali LI Guru Member

    The quick installation guide said: Install the driver before pluging the PCI card...

    I've haven't encontered that kind of problem... Maybe you must follow these instructions !?
  14. aschuss

    aschuss Guest

    Intermittent Loss of Connection

    My WMP300N always loses the connection and then can't re-connect. When I connect to AOL, for example, it always hangs up. I also get 'limited connectivity' errors while running and memory access violation when it starts up. My wife is yelling at me! Help!
  15. moh_fan

    moh_fan Guest

    Like all you guys I have the same problems: locking up my PC, disconnecting and no re-connecting anymore. Being bold now I decided to call the Dutch help-desk service. They told me that there's a huge problem with the WMP300N and certain mobo's witch they're not yet able to resolve. We just have to wait for new drivers.:thumbdown:With the latest EU drivers my system seems to be quit stable now, anyway my system doesn't freeze anymore.:biggrin: What also seems too work is no security-protocol selected on my WRT300N. I resolved my now created security problem with enabling the wireless MAC-filter and disabling SSID Broadcast
  16. crhendo

    crhendo Guest

    I would just like to confirm the general suspicion out there that the CPU makes the difference with the WMP300n (v2 in my case). After many hours of stuffing around with PCI PCI-ex etc cards, drivers, memory etc etc I finally ran through an organised test that ran something like this.

    From our collection I picked two identical motherboards (ASUS P5P800-MX) and two WMP300N cards. I picked the ASUS boards because they had been around for a while, have stable BIOS's (we have ~100 of them), have a lot of common chipsets onboard (Realtek, Intel etc), don't have any issues with new graphics cards because neither AGP or PCI-ex are available and finally they gave me the opportunity to test a configuration where the Linksys card was the only "invader" on the PCI bus. Everyhting about this ASUS board was supported "out of the box" by Vista with no need to download additional drivers.

    1. As I said, I removed all cards from the motherboards EXCEPT for the WMP300N and used the motherboard's built-in sound, graphics and network chipsets

    2. I placed an Intel P4 775 3.6Ghz 660 CPU on one motherboard and an Intel Celeron D 775 2.8Ghz on the other. Both motherboards had identical memory ie 2GB each

    3. I did a fresh install of Vista Ultimate on both motherboards using the inbuilt network chipset to do all the Microsoft updates. I went through the many reboots required until there were no more Vista updates to be done

    4. I allowed Vista to discover the WMP300N's on both machines and install the latest WHQL drivers for the v2 boards from the Microsoft online driver database.

    5. I disconnected the intenal network cable and went to discover my Linksys wireless network on both machines using the standard Vista procedure.

    6. On the Celeron motherboard, the network discovery was OK so I entered in my security information (using WPA2-PSK as recommended by Linksys) and clicked connect. Connection was immediate and so I ran 2 hours of very heavy upload and download traffic. No problems occured.

    7. On the P4 motherboard, the network discovery was OK so I entered in my security information (using WPA2-PSK as recommended by Linksys) and clicked connect. The instant I clicked connect the system froze solid. One at a time I went back and loaded, uninstalled, played with settings, drivers etc etc on the board as have been recommended by other users within this group. Nothing helped.

    8. I replaced the P4 on this motherboard with the Celeron from the other motherboard and instantly the connect occured and all started working just fine.

    9. I placed the Pentium onto the previously working Celeron motherboard and the freezes started the instant I selected connect.

    You will all appreciate how much time (and money) I put into this little test because I was tired of the runaraound I was getting from Linksys (depending which country you called!).

    For Linksys this MUST be a known problem, it's a shame they won't tell you about it when you first ring Tech Support.
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