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.
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?