I have given up on my local ISP. We are in a rural area and a local paging company decided to offer wirless internet access. This great as our town of 300 would for the first time be able to have broad band. The problem is the dont seem to know much and are always calling anothI have given up on my local ISP. We are in a rural area and a local paging company decided to offer wireless internet access. This great as our town of 300 would for the first time be able to have broad band. The problem is the don’t seem to know much and are always calling another WISP for tech help.
He is the issue. I seem to loose my connection often. When it happens it will go out for 1-3 min then come back. I was using an old P3 with windows xp pro a Cisco 350 card. This computer was acting as my router as I had ICS enabled. The computer ONLY had the OS and all updates on it.
Some times I would loose connection and it would not return at all. When this happened, it seemed that if I reboot the computer I would get my connection back. I began to think that the ICS was the cause of my problems.
I obtain a Cisco Air-Bridge. I paid to have it programmed with my IP and had my ISP remove my Mac Addressing Security. I then plugged the bridge into a router and ran a line from the router to my switch. I have 4 other home computers on this switch.
(I am a HUGE EverQuest fan and my whole family plays)
With this set up, I still get the 1-3min outages, 5-10 times a day. I also will get DISCONNECTED and it will remain out until I unplug the Air Bridge and then plug it back in.
The same issue is going on with the air bridge as what was going on with the wireless card. I began to assume that my problem was indeed my ISP but today, I could not get my connection back at all. I rebooted the bridge 3 times and had no signal. I then rebooted the ROUTER and the signal came back.
When I had the computer hooked up with the ICS I could use the Cisco AiroNet util. It showed my strength to be at about 34% and quality was fair.
Any help on this situation would be greatly appreciated.
er WISP for tech help.