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Wireless Network Problems

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#1 gumboeditor


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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:34 PM

I'm seeing a lot of similar issues on this board, but nothing that I feel specifically tackles what I have going on at home.

Desktop PC: Windows 98 v2 (many years old)
Laptop: Windows XP SP II (few months old)
Linksys Wireless Router (I believe a WRT54G; newer than the laptop)
Linksys Network Adapter (I believe a WPC54G; also newer than the laptop)
Verizon DSL modem

The problem I have is that every time I turn on the laptop, I have to use the Windows XP network repair function to get an internet connection. I assumed at the time that the problem was the conflict in operating systems that made the network not connect automatically.

Two days ago this stopped working with any consistency. Sometimes I get signal, sometimes I don't.

I have not downloaded the new firmware for my router (according to the Linksys site there is firmware from 6-27-2005, which is after I bought my router) so that may solve my problem. In addition to the firmware, I may try changing to a different channel.

I live in an apartment with at least a half dozen other wireless connections available that may be causing extra 'traffic' or noise.

I set up my network securely so that others could not access it.

Any suggestions why the 'repair' function would stop working? Signal strength is nearly always 100%.

Thanks in advance.

John K

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#2 pchartwell


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Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:28 PM

See my related reply here:


might be of some use

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