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Wireless Network Disconnects

Discussion in 'Networking' started by s4u, Jan 15, 2005.

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  1. s4u

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    Hi,

    I have a wireless network set up in my home with 4 computers. I am constantly, yet randomly, losing my wireless connections. This has been happening for months and I have contacted dlink several times and followed all their suggestions - changing the channel, diabling, logging and wep and all this other useless information. They are now telling me that is is interference from a wireless phone that a neighbor must have. Which would be plausible to me if the hardwired system wasn't sometimes losing the connection as well.
    I will never buy a dlink product again. My question on the irql error was never even responded to - ended up finding a fix online and appears to be a common problem with these particular wirless cards and xp ( it works fine on the 98 machines)

    Sorry if the rest is long winded, but wanted to include as much information as I could.

    I have listed my set up below. I have done clean installs on some of the machines, the wired connection was switched between computers as well. I have moved the systems to be close to the router - didn't help. Was doing the same thing prior to sp2 being installed on the machines. I have tried connecting both with and with out the dlink software and still disconnects.
    When I get disconnected, no wireless networks show as being available and I cannot ping the router. I have tried rebooting the machines, repairing the connection, reinstalling the nics - nothing brings the connection back. The only way to get it up is to disconnect the power from the router and plug it back in - the connection comes back immediately. When one computer on the network goes - all computers go. This has never worked properly for me and I think its hardware but dlink doesn't seem to agree :(

    One thing I have noticed, I ran across a few places online saying to check
    the Access point(infrastructure) networks only box - this has improved it in that, when only computer 2 is on the network it hasn't disconnected in 2 days(i usually disconnect multiple times every day). I thought the problem was solved, but then computer 3 was online tonight and 3 disconnects in 10 minutes when both systems were in use.

    Something else to note - it is very rare for the network to go down when computer 2 is playing Warcraft - regardless of how many other systems are in use. Yet if you are checking mail, surfing, downloading a file you will get dumped.

    Any suggesstions? Even if it's just to recommend other cards or routers LOL.

    Thanks for any ideas :)

    Kim
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    Hardware is as follows:

    Router- D-Link DL- 514 Firmware version 1.03
    No 3rd party firewalls and XP firewall is disabled on all machines
    Surfboard Cable Modem

    Computer 1
    Windows XP home SP2
    physically connected to router with Realtek Network Card

    Computer 2
    Windows XP Home SP2
    Dlink Wireless Card DWL -510
    This computer was continuously getting IRQL_not_less_or_equal so is currently using a modified realtek driver - but was initially using the dlink driver and having the same problem
    Located about 15 ft away from router

    Computer 3
    Windows XP Professional SP2
    Dlink Wireless Card DWL -510 - using latest driver from dlink - 2.70.104
    Located on another floor

    Computer 4
    Windows 98 SE
    Dlink Wireless Card DWL -510 - using latest driver from dlink - 2.70.104
    Using dlink software to connect
    Located on another floor directly above the router
     
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