WPC54G Dropping

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Amphatoast, May 22, 2005.

  1. Amphatoast

    Amphatoast Network Guru Member

    I'm a little unsatisfy with the product I have right now from a brand I just thought was well known and good. My WPC54G Wireless card drops signal from time to time out of no where.
    I thought initially it might of been some interferance, but I had a friend with anther brand of wireless card whos connection never dropped yesterday and we was in the same location on the college campus.
    The signal was good in both cases, and basically I would lose connection for a few seconds then it would reconnect again. Is there a way to fix this? This is very fustrating when i lose connection on things like AiM and MSN cause yu have to reconnect again.

    I have a Dell Inspiron8600 ( sorry ass me didn't get internal wireless) on Windows XP SP2 ( it came with it)
    I also have this problem at home also and I am only about 10 feet away from the router at times ( it's a linksys router too)

    Any recommendations on what the problem is? I have a feeling it's the wireless card it self or maybe it's some configuration I have to do?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

    I had the same problem, very frustrating.

    I can tell you what it is not. It is not interferance. It is not the signal strength. It is not your laptop. It is not your access point. It is not the type of encryption you use. It is not the device itself, and I'll be damned if I ever figure out what the hell the problem is!!!

    However I did fix the problem, but only after tons of testing with the software that supports the WPC54G. I am using the latest version 2.0 with the driver version (dated 2004-03-10), windows XP with SP2.

    How did I fix the problem? Easy... I uninstalled and reinstalled the software 2-3 times. Huh? well, that is the truth. For some unknown reason the problem simply vanished after screwing around with the WPC54G software. I don't have any logical explaination for this. Only the solution!

    I am talking with LinkSys at the moment about another problem. I can't setup the WAP-AES encryption instead of the WAP-TKIP encryption. LinkSys says that it is a software problem (had no doubts) and that they are preparing a new beta version of the software.

    Well, I guess I said enough. Support is very important, especially when the problem is in the software. Let's see what LinkSys does to fix all their problems...

  3. Amphatoast

    Amphatoast Network Guru Member

    i only drop occasionally now..
    i spoke to a linksys tech and they suggested that I let XP handle it.
    In other words-
    1. uninstall the software
    2. put your wireless card in
    3. XP detects new hardware. Click on it
    4. Put your CD in so it can copy the drivers

    and that was it. I don't even have linksys software on my computer, just the drivers so XP can do its stuff.
    So yeah it appears it was a software problem being that XP has a built-in wireless stuff and i guess both devices were fighting over who shall own the wireless connection rights.
  4. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

    I tried using the XP interface, I had the same problem with the WPA-AES encryption. It seems that AES is not supported on the WPC54G. LinkSys has not yet answered me. I wonder if they ever will.

  5. Fidesangel

    Fidesangel Guest

    Disconnections with my WMP54GS

    Ok my WMP54GS keeps disconnecting me when I am on AIM, or playing a game, it does it every hour just about. I know its my WMP54GS, because when my friends come over and we do a lan party, my computer is the only one that gets dropped. I have no Idea why this happens, please help.

    How does one configure their WMP54GS anyways, is it only through windows? Or is there an IP I can enter.
  6. Eugenios

    Eugenios Network Guru Member

    Re: Disconnections with my WMP54GS

    Your disconnection problems have to do with your PC, Windows, and configuration utlity. Are you using the Linksys configuration utility or the Windows Wireless Networks utility? You can not access your PCI adapter by its IP address. If you are not using the Linksys utlitiy (which came with your PCI adapter) try using it. Also check that you have SP2 installed if you are using Windows XP.
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