wireless conection disconects after 5 mins

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by hellfire, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. hellfire

    hellfire Guest

    I just bought a Linksys WRT54G v2 router and a WMP54G card, installled the card on a win XP pro machine. The router has wep enable and mac filtering set up, after 5mins, repeatedly, the conection disconnects from the wireless signal, then i have to reconect. I dont know whats causing it, i have the wireless router and the machine with the wireless card in the same room, and i have the default firmware that came with the router. Thank you for any help you could give me. :D
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Are you using XP's own Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) or Linksys own connection application to manage your wireless connection?

    If you are using WZC, have you disabled (or untick) the option to "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication"? WEP doesn't need this authentication.
  3. greenpad

    greenpad Network Guru Member

    I've had problems like this for years now. I have a WRT54G upstairs, which disconnects on a whim a coupld of times per day. Usually it eventually reconnects, but sometimes I have to go change the channel on it to get it to reconnect. While it's down, I can still detect my neighbors' networks, and if I change the channel and then change it back to the original channel, then it works again at almost 100%. I decided it must be getting interference, so I got a WAP54G and put it in the room with my laptop. It doesn't go down as often, but it still has the same problems. Every once in a while it will go down, and will stay down until I change the channel on it. I ran netstumbler one day while I was at work, and went through the log and found that at some point it went down for about 5 minutes. It didn't list any interference or anything, just no signal. Does anybody have any idea what could be happening? I've tried using sveasoft firmware with a higher transmit power. I even bought a directional antenna, to no avail.

  4. sethstorm

    sethstorm Network Guru Member

    Well, if anything, just switch off the Zero Configuration since that's what it'll do periodically is to attempt to find another, possibly stronger AP. Sure, manual configuration might be a bit harder, but the connection will only drop for other reasons such as distance or interference.
  5. dhuelsmann

    dhuelsmann Network Guru Member

    If you have multiple logons on your wireless pc you may want to consider the following patch:


    Dave :lol:
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