Slow wireless speed and connection loss with full strength signal
Posted on 2006-07-04
I have a laptop with an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG wireless card and I'm trying to connect to our network. We have a Linksys WRT54GS V.2 router and a Linksys WAP54G V.1 access point acting as a repeater. I can view our wireless network and I am using 128 WEP encryption. I get 54mpbs speed and Excellent signal strength. Internet access is relatively quick at times but more than often I get kicked off or I experience extreme latency. I thought it might be our ISP but there have been times when I have gotten a reply over 3000ms when pinging our router. I experience the same thing regardless of the distance away from the wireless router or the access point. I sometimes can view the network and try to connect to it and it'll say "Waiting for the network..." but I cannot connect even with Excellent signal strength and 54mbps speed. DHCP is enabled on the router and a wired connection works with no problems. I have also updated all drivers and firmware for all hardware.
Does anyone have ideas on what I can do to improve my connection on this wireless network?