WAP4400N firmware

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by OxleyDave, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. OxleyDave

    OxleyDave LI Guru Member

    The WAP4400N has a lot of problems. It regularly disconnects and my 802.11g VOIP phone seems to go into slow motion when a 802.11b client is connected to the AP. When will an updated firmware (even a beta) be made available as the AP is currently close to unusable and the firmware hasn't been updated since February.
  2. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    I agree, we need an update like was provided for the router with built in AP very similar to this one. Based on reports that new firware has solved most of the wireless issues.

    OxleyDave, not sure if you know or not, but just running WEP on this AP will probably solve your problems. Basically, WPA or WPA2 on this AP is not stable.
  3. venom51

    venom51 LI Guru Member

    I can't say I have seen either of those issues with mine. Multiple B and G connection going and VoIP always works well.
  4. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Are you using wpa or wpa2? This things constantly drops wireless connections. Sometime every hour, sometimes it take 32 hours, but it will always drop them, and for some devices that means rebooting.
  5. venom51

    venom51 LI Guru Member

    That could the difference. I don't run any encryption. The access point is in a firewalled zone of my network. I filter by mac at both the access point as well as the zone.
  6. OxleyDave

    OxleyDave LI Guru Member

    I actually use WEP not WPA or WPA2. I might try it without WEP to see if that makes a difference but I'll have to work out the best way to secure it first (DMZ or VPN etc). I've seen that new firmwares are being produced for WRT3??N and it would be nice to have the same fixes!!
  7. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Oh that sucks. With WEP I have zero problems. I have a wireless bridge (also linksys) and two laptops (xp and vista) and they never drop connections and never have problems establishing connections.
  8. Add me to the list. Using WPA with AES on firmware v1.2.11. This thing drops connections all the time. So very frustrating. Is there a beta firmware available somewhere?
  9. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    I wish there was. Seriously, I bought this AP for the increased security.
  10. ToxDK

    ToxDK Guest

    i have the same problem and i am also running with WPA2-Personal Mixed...
    i am not sure about this, but i think i got the problem after upgrading to the new 1.2.11 firmware.
    so i was wondering if any one got the old firmware, so i could run some tests.
  11. OxleyDave

    OxleyDave LI Guru Member

  12. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    New firmware of as 2/5/08 is available at linksys.com now. As Oxley said, it is version 1.2.14, and here are the release notes:

    I'm not too confident they fixed the WPA issues, based on the notes alone. I don't have time to test right now and will be out of town the rest of the week. I probably won't be able to really test until next week. Would be great to hear from others in the mean time though. Good luck.
  13. tony4d

    tony4d LI Guru Member

    Well, looks like 1.2.14 has been pulled. There are some weird posts about it in the official linksys.com forums. Now though, the gpl page shows a newer 1.2.8.

    lol, hopefully that one does it!
  14. net314

    net314 LI Guru Member

    1.2.14 is available again.
    I wish Tomato was available for this device, it really sucks with the official firmware.
  15. I also have problems with my WAP4400N He reboots every 5 minutes, except when I make a connection using WEP, I would like this but not for security reasons.

    Is there an alternative for the WAP4400N FW?
    or is there an original FW without the reboot WPA(2) bug ?
  16. shade73a

    shade73a Guest

    One would think Linksys should make it GPL'ed and give away the sources, since they sold such a crappy hardware.
    And they realise it is to crappy to maintain a stable firmware, because it might not even be possible.
    Not be a hw genious, but it suffers from cheap components and over heating.
    I wish i had googled WAP4400N & problems || crap n'
    I'd never brought it to my home.
    I was offered to RMA it for 30$ and get a //factory defect in return.//
    //not said by linksys// but thats what happened to others.

    5c //Fred
  17. sconstantine

    sconstantine Guest


    v1.2.17 is available & seems to have (momentarily) solved my head bashing problems this device has been giving me since adding to my network.
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