Connection keeps dropping every minute

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by News, Jan 7, 2004.

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    News Guest

    My wireless LAN connection drops every minute for a few seconds. I know it
    has something to do with XP's Wireless Zero Configuration. When I disable
    that service, all works well, but then I'm unable to reconnect when I start
    up my PC the next time.

    I allready installed SP1 and the rollover-patch, but the problem isn't

    Any advice?
    News, Jan 7, 2004
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    James Guest

    You didn't say which wireless router you have. I have similar problemn and
    my router is a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, by the way.

    James, Jan 8, 2004
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    News Guest

    It's a BenQ AWL500 (AP) and BenQ AWL300 (USB client)...
    News, Jan 8, 2004
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    Mark Guest

    I have the same problem with a DLink DI-774. I have a pc hardwired also and
    I get a bubble in the lower right corner briefly saying "network cable
    disconnected", then is gone. It may happen several times per hour. Does it
    have anything to do with the "Internet connection" in the connections
    screen? I usethe Lan connection but can't get rid of the other one.

    Mark, Jan 8, 2004
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    Martin² Guest

    Disable Wifi Zero Config. Download manufacturers driver(s) and use that
    Martin², Jan 8, 2004
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    gary Guest

    If you have a wireless client with Windows zero-config enabled *and* you are
    using the DLink utility on the wifi client, then the Windows utility will
    recycle the wireless network frequently. The fix for that is to open the
    Windows wireless network icon (looks like two monitors suprerimposed). Click
    the properties tab, and then click the "Wireless Networks" tab. Deselect
    "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings".

    I'm not sure why this would affect the hardwired PC, but it is possible that
    when the router disassociates with the wifi clients, it resets the bridged
    Ethernet connections. I have a DI-774 connected via an ADSL modem. I have
    found that if the telco's PPOE server drops the PPOE connection, quite often
    the DI-774 begins thashing while trying to reconnect. The router appears to
    disable wifi service at this point - the signal disappears, and the clients
    cannot reconnect.

    It's apparently a timing issue - the DI-774 times out too early waiting for
    responses from the PPOE server, and reinitiates discovery. D-Link support
    told me there's no way to control the timeout, so my solution is to disable
    auto-reconnect and do it manually. I usually wait at least 60 seconds for
    PPOE messaging to settle out on both ends.
    gary, Jan 8, 2004
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    pc macdonald Guest

    What in the blazes is a rollover-patch?
    pc macdonald, Jan 9, 2004
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    News Guest

    I whish I could. When I disable WZC, all works well, but when I restart my
    PC, the wireless connection won't come up; it seems it needs WCZ to connect
    at startup.

    What I've done is: I made a small batch-file that disables WZC and put that
    in the Startup-folder (net stop wzcsvc) . Now WZC runs at startup long
    enough to set up the connection, but is stopped right after that by the
    batch-file... Works well ;-)
    News, Jan 9, 2004
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    News Guest

    News, Jan 9, 2004
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    gary Guest

    Do you have a config utility from DLink? If so, and if it is like the
    AirXpert utility that comes with my DLink DWL-AG650 adapter, you should be
    able to do the following:

    1. Disable Windows zero config, reboot, and open the DLink config utility.

    2. Select "Site Survey" tab.

    3. If your router is broadcasting its SSID, then the SSID will be in the
    "Available Network" pane.

    a. Select it, and click"connect".

    4. If SSID is not being broadcast, so it's not in "Available Network", then

    a. Click "Add" button.

    b. Fill out profile, including SSID (and WEP keys, if required). Click

    After step 3 or step 4, you should be connected to the router. If you
    connected as in step 3, then a profile should have been automatically added.
    Next time you reboot, the client will scan for all network SSIDs, and will
    actively probe the most recently connected SSID. If the most recent
    connection SSID is available, it connects automatically. If not, you have to
    select from the "Available Networks" pane. This is less aggressive than
    Windows zero config, which I think will automatically connect to the
    strongest signal unless set otherwise, but if you are normally connecting to
    a single network it works fine.
    gary, Jan 10, 2004
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    pc macdonald Guest

    I've experienced a horror story of my own, and personally heard of
    three others regarding the Linksys WRT54G in the last few weeks.

    I've had such a great experience with Linksys, and the BEFSR41, that
    without even checking I recommended a client purchase a WRT54G.
    Horrors! The first one was DOA. Spent three hours on that. I spent
    5 hours on the phone with support on the second one, eventually choked
    it down to 5 MBPS to make the )(*)&^ thing stay connected to the
    router with a new dell laptop with integral radio. I don't know why
    they didn't advise flashing the firmware.

    So this afternoon I flashed the beast with the latest v2.00.08. I
    spent about thirty minutes there. Nice change of pace. It's running

    Get firmware here:

    Flash program is very friendly.

    Can't tell you what the hardware rev was, but the time to open a
    complex data chart from across my clients office just dropped by 1/3,
    and I'm now running at 54 MBPS rather than 5.5. Furthermore, I can go
    to the extremes of the establishment and get a very, very solid
    signal, whereas before it was anemic!

    Thanks, dudes!
    pc macdonald, Jan 10, 2004
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    Bash McBash Guest

    Hi folks,

    This fix is tested and works on IBM thinkpad T41. If you use the
    windows XP wireless connection it will drop the wireless ever minute
    or so. Best thing to do is use the IBM software and disable the
    Windows manager. Works a treat.

    PS or install Linux works every time first time....
    Bash McBash, Jan 30, 2004
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