Connection problems Linksys WAP54G v3
Posted on 2006-10-31
Not sure if I shud be here or in routers/switches.
We have 12 linksys WAP54G access points, 4 are older v2's and 8 are newer v3 with 3.04 firmware. We and another school are having major problems connecting with the newer v3 or in connections being dropped. We have 4 laptop carts with 12 Dell Latitude 520s in each cart and we connect using the windows utility which seems to work better than the Dell Wireless utility.
We had to put the 4 old v2 APs on the carts since they are the only ones that work reliably. The 8 newer v3 AP's are being used in office/admin situations and have major problems. We are using the same SSID on all of them and were using different names and different channels but have been told we should use the same name on all the ones on our Novell network and we should use the same channel so we are changing them.
Anyone have ideas about our connection problems with the v3 waps. We've had extensive talks with Linksys help and they exchanged on of the ap's for a new one v3.1 firmware 3.04. We put it on a laptop cart. It allowed a couple of laptops to login then dropped the connection. we put the old v2 wap in and no problem.