Belkin Wireless Card dropping network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    have a Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop that I rebuilt running Windows XP SP2
    and I am using a Belkin Wireless 802.1g wireless adapter connecting to a
    Linksys wireless router. I have all the security turned on on the Linksys to
    only allow known wireless cards and we have moved all cordless phones away
    from the computers and router, but the Belkin Card keeps loosing the network
    connection. This happens every 5 minutes or so. I have looked on the
    utility and on the Belkin sight for any updates or driver patches and I have
    everything current. I have a second laptop that this happens to on a regulat
    basis.

    There are no other networks in the area and no known sources for
    interference. What could be causing this problem? I have also experienced
    it, but not to the same degree on a Motorola wireless adapter. I have
    checked the firmware on the Linksys and it is up to date also--could this be
    atmospheric?

    does anyone have any explinations?
     
    Guest, Jan 21, 2006
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  2. Maybe a bad Linksys access point/router radio? What happens if you go to a
    public wireless hotspot or a friends house?

    FWIW I have a Belkin F5D7010 running on an XP Pro SP2 Compaq Armada E500 and
    don't experience that. In my case I have a Buffalo WBR-G54 combo wireless
    access point and broadband router and use WPA-PSK (TKIP) to encrypt my home
    wireless LAN...

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    Sooner Al [MVP], Jan 21, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    now that you mention it--I did have a Belkin Wireless access point and it
    worked better, but it kept dropping the network about once a day or so.

    Would updating the firmware on this router help that issue or is the Linksys
    in need of replacing?
     
    Guest, Jan 21, 2006
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    SteveC Guest

    Had same thing and dumped the Belkin and got a Linksys 54G wireless card and
    it fixed it. But this computer seems to forget the name of my other
    computer now for some reason. It remembers notebook as notebook but StevePC
    it only knows if I type the IP address in 192.168.1.101. If I reboot the
    computers and the Linksys 54G wireless router reassigns IP numbers, it is
    fine for about 30 min, then it forgets again. But Computer A always
    remembers computer B.
     
    SteveC, Feb 18, 2006
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