Notebook keeps getting dropped from wireless after shutdown

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by richard, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. richard

    richard Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54GS v3 and WPC54GS v2. I have set this up using the SES method (yes, I know it's lame but hey, it should work as advertised). Anyway, all is fine until I shutdown my laptop and then come back to use it hours (or days) later. At first I suspected that the WPA Pre-Shared key was being updated on the router and that the laptop wasn't there to respond so it got locked out. However, I didn't get locked out yesterday when the laptop returned from Hibernation mode (instead of being shutdown).

    Can someone help me figure out what's going on here? I'm fairly new to wireless.

  2. linkit

    linkit Network Guru Member

    Had the same problem with similar equipment (WRT54GS V1.1 and WPC54G V3). I disabled and then enabled the WPC54G and it would work for that session, but every time the computer was restarted it was unable to connect.

    PROBLEM: When performing a Windows Update, a new driver for the WPC54G was downloaded and installed. I don' t recall the driver version, but it was listed as a Broadcom driver for the card. I didn't think that it would be a problem, since Broadcom makes a lot of the parts that Linksys uses inside its hardware.

    SOLUTION: Uninstalled the driver from WPC54G and downloaded and installed latest driver from You might want to try this for your WPC54GS V2.
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