Another Repair Situation

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by joe925c, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. joe925c

    joe925c Guest

    Linksys Model WRT300N V1.1 wireless router. Firmware 1.51.2 (latest).
    Using wireless channel 3, Set up an encryption key and Admin Password (no
    Admin Username).
    Starband satellite modem.
    Desktop directly connected to router.
    Netbook (Acer Aspire one; mod ZG5) wireless to router.
    Both PCs at Windows XP Home V5.1 svc pk 3

    It seems at random (days), the Netbook wireless communication connection is
    lost. Each time, I need to do a “repair†to reestablish the connection
    (always works). The wireless connection is set up for auto connect. Never a
    problem with the desktop PC. The Netbook is about 10 feet from the router and
    signal strength is always “excellentâ€. The Netbook uploads weather data at 10
    minute intervals and is the only application running. What is forcing the
    netbook connection loss is of interest and would like to understand; however,
    how can I have the “repair†done automatically?

    Any suggestions on a fix?

    joe925c, Aug 21, 2009
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  2. joe925c

    Lem Guest

    1. Ensure that the wireless adapter does not have its Properties set to
    "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." (Check using
    Device Manager).

    2. Ensure that only one configuration utility is managing the wireless
    adapter (Windows Wireless Zero configuration vs Acer or adapter mfr utility)
    Lem, Aug 21, 2009
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  3. joe925c

    joe925c Guest


    Thanks for the advice. Regarding #2, there is only one utility controlling
    the wireless adapter. #1 is going to require some work. The adapter is an
    Atheros AR5007EG and their driver is used. When I go to the "properties"
    there is no power management tab like other adapters. Under their advanced
    tab there is a whole batch of "power save policy" selections to set
    (background, best effort,video, voice). The set options are legacy power save
    or WMM power save UAPSD. There is one "power save mode" setting and its
    options are maz, norm and off. There is no manual that covers the definition
    of these terms so going out on the Internet to find what these terms mean.
    Thanks again,
    joe925c, Aug 22, 2009
  4. joe925c

    Lem Guest

    You're probably not finding a manual under "Atheros" because Atheros is
    the chipset manufacturer, not the wifi adapter mfr. If this adapter
    came with your computer, try looking on your computer mfr's website.

    UAPSD = Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery

    If you can't find anything, I'd try power save mode = off.
    Lem, Aug 22, 2009
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