WRV54G Dropping Wireless Connectivity for Laptops on Battery

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by chaosrain, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. chaosrain

    chaosrain Network Guru Member

    Okay, this may seem odd, but I figured folks at this forum could help better than anyone.

    I have a WRV54G installed as part of my network. I usually have to release/renew the DHCP WAN connection two or three times a day due to instability. It's annoying, but sufferable. Here is my REAL PROBLEM:

    When I connect either my Dell or IBM laptop to the network they work just fine when connected to a wall socket. If I try to browse the internet with either device while running on battery power, the wireless side of the router crashes w/in about 15 minutes and the router must be rebooted to get it back.

    Does anyone out there know why the wireless network is stable when my laptops connect if they are plugged in, but crashes quickly if I'm browsing on battery power? If so, is there a fix?

    On a side note, if someone can also help me get better WAN stability that would be great too!
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    check the wireless device properties (device manager) of the laptop. look for power saving mode. it maybe the laptop is powering down the wireless device and causing some problem with the WRV54G.
  3. mlai

    mlai Network Guru Member

    In addition, if your laptop is using Intel 2200BG, there is a new driver version out which you can download from Intel. I used to experience the same problem (my WRT-54GXv2 will hang) until I updated to the latest version of the Intel drivers. Do not use Proset for wireless. And in the release notes, Intel also mentioned that hibernation while on AC power should be disabled to avoid this issue......
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