WRT54GS Works for Desktop, not for laptop.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by KrisDX, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. KrisDX

    KrisDX Guest

    I bought a Linksys Wireless G with Speedbooster setup - Router, PCI Card for the PC, and PCMCIA card for the laptop.

    I installed the card into the laptop - and by using the software that comes with the card, it seems that the signal hovers around -50 and -60, and the noise is around -90. however, on the laptop, the signal hovers around -54, and the noise hovers around -60 - even when the laptop is sitting right on top of the router. A look in Network stumbler (Which randomly decides to work or not every time I start it...) shows solid green with the connection completely dying every 20-30 seconds and going totally black. I'm extremely frustrated at this, and curious if the cause could be a power issue with the laptop, or.... don't know. I initially purchased the USB Adapter, but when it didn't work, I replaced it for the PCMCIA card that I now own.

    I have no security on the router whatsoevr.
    The laptop is an HP Pavillion ze4546SR. The card is a Linksys WPC54GS, Version 2, with the version 2.1 driver, but I've tried both the newish driver from the Linksys site and the original one that came on the CD with the product.

    I tried the firmware the router came with out of the box, and tried the updated version from the Linksys site. I haven't tried any third party ones - can anyone recommend firmware for the card or router?

    I'm running Windows XP Professional, SP2, and I've used both the linksys wireless connection manager, and Wireless Zero configuration.

    Any ideas? I'm quite upset. :(
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