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Wireless internet connection problem with Linksys WAP54G access point

Posted on 2003-12-06
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I keep losing my internet connection on my laptop but yet the signal strenght is excellent or very good.

I currently have a Linksys 4 port DSL/Cable router and Linksys WAP54G Access point setup.  I have two desktop computers and the access point plug into the router.   With the current configuration, I have no problems on the internet using the two desktop computers, but when I use my laptop (running XP Home Ed) to get online, I lose internet connection sometimes in less then 5 minuntes.  I reconnect, same thing occurs.

This is my current configuration for the access point
Static IP: 192.168.1.245
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
WEP: enabled
Mode: Mixed
Channel: 7  
SSID Broadcast: enabled.

What is the problem.   Please help!

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If power saving or hibernation isn't kicking in on the laptop, and you have the 1.08 firmware on the AP, try changing channels.
Do you have both A and G clients?
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The firmware on the AP is ver. 1.06 Feb. 18, 2003.
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I'd upgrade the firmware 1st.
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by:dee43
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I downloaded the firmware upgrade from linksys' web site and unzipped it using winzip.  However, the file type is has an trx extension.  (wap54g_1.08_fw.trx)

Any ideas?  
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I downloaded the firmware upgrade from linksys' web site and unzipped it using winzip.  However, the file type is has an trx extension.  (wap54g_1.08_fw.trx)

Any ideas?  
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The upgrade firmware option is availible on the ap 54 configuration page under the "Help" button that you sign in on via browser (http://192.168.1.245 from your above information ) from one of the machines attached to the same router as the AP.  you will loose all of the old settings so make sure you have settings backed up or hard copied
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