some laptops disconnect/reconnect while others are ok

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by substance12, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. substance12

    substance12 Addicted to LI Member

    just installed latest tomato and for some reason 2 laptops won't connect but 2 iphones and 2 other laptops work. it's the same symptom... disconnect and reconnect over and over. i can even see these devices drop in the firmware page. these laptops previously worked when i was using ddwrt.

    another question: how do i change the login name for entering the router firmware?
  2. KraftDinner

    KraftDinner Addicted to LI Member

    Do you have any cordless phones in the room with the router? If so, you might want to try changing them to DECT 6 phones as they operate at a lower frequency than most routers. DECT 6 operate in the ~1.9Ghz range while routers are around the ~2.4Ghz range. Also, you might try changing the operating frequency to either it's highest or lowest setting(strongest or weakest) to see if that corrects the situation. Give them a good 3 - 4 feet between each other as well and you shouldn't notice any interruptions.
  3. substance12

    substance12 Addicted to LI Member

    no cordless phones. these laptops connected perfectly before switching from ddwrt
  4. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Full nvram erase after installing Tomato? What router (GL/G etc.)? Using ND version? Have patched w/the Intel fix? Give us more info.
  5. substance12

    substance12 Addicted to LI Member

    i'm using an asus WL520gu. latest ND version. I haven't patched with the intel fix... wasn't sure how to do that. I didn't do a full nvram erase... but... after i upgraded I went through the whole "forgot password" fiasco and just did a hard reset to default. I assumed this was sufficient. I also had 4-5 wifi devices connect perfectly. it's just these latter two: compaq and hp laptops (other laptops were also compaq and hp).

    when i get home i'm going to check out what chips on are these laptops and see if they are intel. now is the fix to the firmware or is it a driver update?
  6. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Driver update.

  7. substance12

    substance12 Addicted to LI Member

  8. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    It depends on which chipset your wireless adapter uses - Intel updated them across the board. You can download reference drivers directly from Intel's site.

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