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Old 07-26-04, 08:38 PM
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Linksys router problem. laptop won't stay connected.

I'm setting up a network for a guy I know and he bought a shitty Linksys G wireless router. He has a wireless G card in his laptop. It works fine at his dad's house that has the same router. But at his house the laptop connects at 92% signal strength but it stays on for about 5 seconds, then disconnects for 5 seconds then reconnects and so on. The SSID and the channels are set the same. How can I get it to stay on all the time? He has XP. He has another PC hooked up to the router via a cable and it works fine all the time.

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shitty linksys G?
never heard of a bad linksys router

but anyways.....

is it possible there is another wireless device in his home, or around that could be causing interference with this?

have you tried changing channels?

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Go into the properties of the wireless NIC and disable 802.1x authentication. It should never be enabled since only like 1% of cards support it, so it causes disconnects A LOT.
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Originally posted by twikoff
shitty linksys G?
never heard of a bad linksys router

but anyways.....

is it possible there is another wireless device in his home, or around that could be causing interference with this?

have you tried changing channels?

Well this is my 3rd Linksys product and the 3rd to give me nothing but problems. I changed channels and renamed the SSID but no luck.
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Go into the properties of the wireless NIC and disable 802.1x authentication. It should never be enabled since only like 1% of cards support it, so it causes disconnects A LOT.
I'll try that. Hope it works. I've searched Linksys support, Sharkyforums etc but found nothing. Thanks for the tip!
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Go into the properties of the wireless NIC and disable 802.1x authentication. It should never be enabled since only like 1% of cards support it, so it causes disconnects A LOT.
yep
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Mine seems to disconnect when our cordless phone is in use. Any possibility of interference from a non computer item?
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Originally posted by corbin dallas
Mine seems to disconnect when our cordless phone is in use. Any possibility of interference from a non computer item?
Wi-Fi uses the 2.4ghz frequency. Some cordless phones do to. You can try the following:

-Set your router to channel 11
-Buy a 900mhz cordless phone
-Buy a 5.8ghz cordless phone
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Wi-Fi uses the 2.4ghz frequency. Some cordless phones do to. You can try the following:

-Buy a 900mhz cordless phone
-Buy a 5.8ghz cordless phone
True, but I've heard that 5.8 GHz phones cause 2.4GHz interference as well.

Here's what I did to stop dropouts due to my panasonic 2.4 Ghz phone (I don't know if one or both solved the problem, but I haven't had any problems since the changes):

1) Switch firmware. I downloaded it at Sveasoft.com (you need to sign up for a free account to get it). The firmware I download was called Satori v 4. I doubled the transmission power in the router settings. I've *heard* increasing the power to high will damage your router, so be careful.

2) Set your router to channel 1 (I tried most channels starting at 14 and working backwards. doh!).

3) Change your phone channel until you don't have a drop out.

It worked for me but your results may vary.

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Originally posted by Mopower
Well this is my 3rd Linksys product and the 3rd to give me nothing but problems.
And you haven't learned yet?

Just take the stuff back, and pick up some Netgear equipment.

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Originally posted by Keyser Soze
And you haven't learned yet?

Just take the stuff back, and pick up some Netgear equipment.

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I have used Linksys routers since they first came out with the DSL/Cable router. In my opinion, they are the standard of home broadband routing.

To me, the Netgear brand always seemed cheap.
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Originally posted by Keyser Soze
And you haven't learned yet?

Just take the stuff back, and pick up some Netgear equipment.

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I mean it's the 3rd I've had to set up for a customer. It's not my fault Linksys is the only brand they see at Best Buy.

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