WPM54G Timeouts

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by WrinklyGinger, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. WrinklyGinger

    WrinklyGinger LI Guru Member

    I recently bought a WMP54G PCI card and a WAG354G wireless modem/router. The router has got the most up to date firmware. The connection quality was being very inconsistent -ranging from Low to Very Good over just a few minutes. However, the connection never dropped but it wasn't good enough to stream avi files to a media reciever I have wired into the router - so I used Windows update to check for a new driver for the PCI card. The card came with driver 2.something. It got updated to (I think. I'm at work and the PC is at home).

    The signal strength was then consistently Excellent, occasionally dropping to Very good. However, I started getting timeout errors. Pinging my router would time out, as well as pinging websites. My media player which is wired into the router can connect and play internet radio, so I know the router is connected fine.

    I got fed up with the connection dropping so rolled back the driver. However, the problem still exists. I have tried turning off windows wireless zero thing or whatever it's called using the Linksys connection software instead. I have also downloaded the latest driver again from the Linksys web-site, and a Ralink driver for the RT2500 chipset which was mentioned on another board. I will try these tonight.

    Has anyone else got any other ideas / suggestions to sort this out?

    Cheers, and apologies for the long post :cool:
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    firstly are there any other wireless cells in your area? Neighbours wireless router etc? what channel are they on? if your on the same channel then this can cause interference and drop connections.

    go iinto the Web interface, to the "Advanced Wireless Settings" and try setting these tweaks.

    Beacon Interval: 50
    Fragmentation Threshold: 2304
    RTS Threshold: 2304

    Also make sure the signal is not being block any microwaves or any appliance that uses the 2.4Ghz frequency.

    the other thing if it is timing out that some other process on the PC is taking full CPU usages for a brief moment and connection to the wireless signal is dropped.

    have you installed anything lately that may have caused the problem?
  3. WrinklyGinger

    WrinklyGinger LI Guru Member

    Cheers for the reply. There is one other wireless network around, but he is on channel 6, and I'm on 11. Using Netstumbler on the SNR graph it shows spikes of good signal, and spikes of lower signal. I haven't installed anything since I've set up the network. I don't think it's any interference as I didn't have any timeouts before I updated the driver.

    Thanks for settings to change, will try them first tonight.
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