Wireless Difficulties - Home Network - Problems Came after installing SP2
Posted on 2004-11-08
I have a wireless network that I setup, was working great, used a linksys router to do it,
4 port access point wireless router. Have 5 computers in the house 3 of them are wireless two are wired,
Then I installed SP2 on two of the machines, (oh how service packs seem to cause more problems then they solve),
Now the connections on those two computers keep dropping on and off, My router shows up in the list just fine, but refuses to connect until I like reconfigure something (most commonly I just change the network from Open to Shared, or Shared to open) and it reconnects for about 15 minutes
My linksys router is set up to be 'shared key' not an 'open' system (well it used to be set up on 'both' as an option, but I've not chosen 'shared') with a WEP key requirement, and now at first I had 'Shared Key' before sp2 installed, and I just used the same KEY on every computer, so I figured it was maybe the fact that I used the same key on everycomptuer, so I assigned different keys to each computer, with of corse the proper key index, still no luck. I have all the proper advanced settings, down WEP as encryption shared system, coinciding with my router..
I was also thinking that maybe that my router should now be set to 128kb encryption instead of a 64 bit encryption on the keys.... but I'm thinking that'll just change the size of the keys.. in any case. I've heard of several other pple with similar problems, but I haven't been able to find someone that has an identical problem
My router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 (just updated the firmware)
two cards are: Dlink extreme G650 (or something) to that effect, and the other is a built in one on a laptop.. (can't remember the name off of the top of my head) both drivers have been updated to their latest versions.
Thanks ahead of time, Arthur
Really important that i get this answered.. :S!!! thanks!