Data Frame Errors with Netgear MA401 PCMCIA card - solution

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Michael Daly, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Michael Daly

    Michael Daly Guest

    I could not enable WEP between my laptop, using the netgear ma401
    pcmcia card, and a Linksys base station. The latter is the Linksys
    Wireless-G ADSL Gateway, the WAG54G. Connection was unreliable, often
    with a 'data frame error' message appearing.

    I found that the 'advanced settings' on the Netgear card were not
    matching the default 'advanced wireless settings' on the Linksys

    Making the settings of the linksys station compatible with the NetGear
    laptop card seems to have worked - for the moment, anyway. The NetGear
    settings were changed via Device Manager (some settings had to be in
    multiples of 128 or 256), and the linksys settings via the admin page,
    *Authentication algorithm - auto
    *Fragmentation threshold - now set to 2304
    *RTS threshold - now set to 2304
    *Preamble - auto

    Any comments welcome. Hope this helps someone.

    Melbourne Australia
    Michael Daly, Dec 30, 2004
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