Networking Issues (WRT54G/WAP54G/WMP54G)

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by sarotara, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. sarotara

    sarotara LI Guru Member

    I apologize for the length of the post in advance. The network is set up with two houses, which are about 10 feet apart) sharing a single internet connection. House #1 has a Motorola Cable Modem wired to a WRT54G (default antennas replaced with HGA7T 7dBi omni-directional antennas). House #2 has a WAP54G access point (default antennas replaced with HGA7T 7dBi omni-directional antennas) set up in repeater mode. There are four (4) PCs in House #2 using WMP54G wireless adapters. All of these PCs use the MS Windows Wireless Zero Configuration service to connect to the wireless network. The wireless signal strength and connectivity is fine with the PCs in House #2 getting around 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload from and to the Internet. The latency between the PCs is ~1ms with no losses and the latency between the PCs and the WRT54G in House #1 is around 2ms with no losses. 128-bit WEP encryption is used and the router, access point, and wireless adapters are all in 802.11b/802.11g mode.

    The problem is that the WMP54G adapters occasionally (5-10 times a day) produce the following message in the Windows Event Viewer utility:

    Event ID: 4201, Source: Tcpip
    The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{8BBD131D-B3B8-46F5-B517-05226D178CB7} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.

    I understand the message to mean that the adapter lost the connection and has successfully reconnected to the wireless network. The WMP54G are in Constanty Awake Mode and the only power saving option enabled on the PCs is for the screen to turn off after 20 minutes.

    1) Is this a problem with either the WRT54G or the WAP54G choking and shutting down?
    2) Is it an issue with using the MS Wireless Zero Configuration service instead of the utility provided by Linksys?
    3) Is there any way to stop this connection loss from occurring?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    1) No
    2) Possibly since I get the same event log regardless of to which router my WMP54G is connected.
    3) If it isn't disrupting any download in progress, you could leave it for now.
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