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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Wireless Network Problems

I'm having an issue with my wireless network and was wondering if anybody could provide some insight into how I can fix it.

Here is my situation:

The wireless router is a Linksys WRT150n running off of a standard Linksys cable modem. For what it's worth, it is broadcasting all on 802.11g with DHCP enabled, WPA/TKIP secured.
There are a total of three wireless clients, and one wired. Needless to say, I am one of the wireless clients.

Randomly, after a few hours of use, it will disconnect me. When I open up the 'Network and Sharing Center' (Vista) it shows me as being connected to my network and is also connected to the Internet. When I ping my router (192.168.1.1) I get no packet loss all within <1ms. If I ping another server in this state (say, Microsoft) I get 100% packet loss. Also, it is important to note that when I punch in the web-based router utility in a browser (http://192.168.1.1) it will not connect. This has been tried using three different browsers.

I've had this problem for quite some time. Just to make sure I wasn't going crazy, I replaced the wireless card in my computer and bought a new router (I originally had the Linksys WRT54g and graduated up to my current one, the WRT150n).

Because of this, the problem has been isolated to either my ISP, or my computer.

Computer setup:

Dell XPS 410
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.67 Ghz
4 GB PC2-6400 RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Wireless card is a Linksys WMP54g running on the most current Linksys drivers.

Just for kicks, I cleaned out the process monitor of every non-essential process, nothing.

I disabled my virus and spyware blockers (Kaspersky and Webroot, respectively), nothing.

Completely tore down the firewall, nothing.

I have tried clicking on 'Diagnose and Repair' to which it says it cannot connect.

I have disabled and re-enabled my card, nothing.

Disconnected from my network and re-connected, nothing.

Releasing my IP in 'cmd' does jack.

I can do nothing except for rebooting my computer every time the Internet dies, which, most of time fixes it.

Yet, the whole time while I'm trying to fix this, the other computers on my network are connected and fine (which eliminates my ISP as the issue).


Are there any networking ninjas out there who can help me out?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 08:38 AM
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Re: Wireless Network Problems

I would look at the encryption or the channel you are using try changing the encryption and see if that solves the issue.

try rolling back the drivers new one can have problems

Just as an aside turn off dhcp unless you are always adding and removing computers you should assign static IP's to your PCs and change the network from the default 192.168 to the 10.X.X.X network you can pick just about any set of numbers for your network as long as you just change the last # so you would have 10.24.188.1 then .2 .3 .4

Don't broadcast your SSID either

Now back to your problem

Can you see any other networks and connect to them? if you disconnect from your can you reconnect to it?

Can you take a notebook computer and place it next to your desktop to see if there is something that is near your computer that is causing an issue?
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Re: Wireless Network Problems

[quote author=(Flexion) link=topic=98328.msg1950886#msg1950886 date=1198827089]

Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

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That's the culprit.

Vista is well known to have multiple networking problems.

Solution: Get XP and get rid of Vista.


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Re: Wireless Network Problems

*edit* actually scratch that, just had problems today. Not sure if it was a vista problem though.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 09:28 AM
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Re: Wireless Network Problems

My girlfriend had a similar problem when she had the wrong driver set for her computers networking card. It would work for like 3 minutes, then disconnect itself. Maybe see if there is a newer version of the drivers from Linksys or from Microsoft Update. I doubt it's a "Vista" problem.

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Re: Wireless Network Problems

[quote author=Sky 3 link=topic=98328.msg1951171#msg1951171 date=1198852028]
I have Vista on my laptop. Never had any problems connecting to any router except when its too far away which is a given.
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You'd be one of the few.


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