WMP300N + WRT350N + XP = poo?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by LlamaLarry, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Network Guru Member

    Honestly, I don't know why I buy Linksys stuff lately. :(

    I have a POS WRT350N (latest v1 US firmware) that needs a manual reboot every day or so or else I either:
    1. No wireless client can connect
    2. DHCP requests not forwarded to my gateway
    3. Cannot access admin page

    The 350N sucks, but usually the power cycle clears it up. However, the WMP300N is giving me fits.

    I have a single admin account (me) with 3 non admin accounts (the kids). On a fresh boot the network usually initializes fine, but when switching to the kids occasionally the network will die. On the rare times the network survives the switch, approaching 100% will die if I switch back to me.

    When it dies I cannot reconnect to my profile, by manually selecting my 350N (most settings on default, but set to N only) or even manually selecting my WRT54G3G-ST (G only) gateway. The status monitor spools through the progress bar but then cannot associate with the access point.

    Sometimes I can get back online by using Repair in the network status. Usually rebooting the XP box takes care of things, but more than once I have had to reinstall the drivers. FWIW, the drivers I am using are the latest v1 US XP drivers from late 2006 (oddly not updated and packed with the Vista drivers from 2007).

    Anything I can do to improve stability?
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