Problems with WUSB54Gv4

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by mass_konfuzion, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. mass_konfuzion

    mass_konfuzion Network Guru Member

    Where to begin...sorry, this is kinda long.

    I have a WUSB54Gv4 adapter for my desktop computer at home, running WinXP SP1. My Windows updates are all current, except that I haven't installed SP2. Also, I have the latest Linksys drivers for my adapter, and the latest firmware for my router (Netgear WGR614v6). But, I'm having some thoroughly annoying problems with the adapter. My network uses WPA-PSK security.

    It likes to drop connections. If I configure the computer to get an IP address from the router, then after some amount of time, I won't be able to connect to web pages. I'll still have a valid IP, and I'll be able to ping the other computers on my network to my heart's content. But, I won't be able to ping external addresses; the computer won't find them.

    I suspected that this was happening around the time that the DHCP lease expired, but then I found that if I configure an IP address manually, eventually the computer will just drop the connection, and I won't be able to get it back. There's no pattern to this; it just happens.

    Furthermore, the Linksys Network Monitor crashes when I shut down; then, when the computer starts back up, my process list (in Task Manager) will show blank spaces where it's supposed to show the id's of the users who started the processes, and things like my sound drivers won't work properly. It's WEIRD.

    I've tried using McAfee Wireless Security to connect to the network, but I lose connections using that, too. So basically, nothing works. I'd rather not completely reinstall windows because I have more stuff than I care to back up, wipe out, reinstall, etc..

    Oh, and I've seen tips online suggesting that I disable the Wireless Zero service. I still eventually run into problems.

    Has anyone dealt with anything like this? Thanks in advance.
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