Wireless connection disappears from Available list on iPAQ
Posted on 2008-02-03
Hi - I have an HP iPAQ 111 with Windows Mobile 6.0 which bought a few weeks ago.
I have a Linksys WCG200 Wireless Cable Gateway which is secured using a 25-digit key and I do not broadcast the SSID.
Maybe once a day or so my home wireless network disappears from the iPAQ list of Available Networks, instead just showing two unsecured networks from neighbors who are broadcasting their SSID. When the problem is going to occur I'll often get a balloon message saying something about the Network Key being wrong with a place to enter a key in. Once I go to the Wireless Settings area I'll briefly see the home connection and then it usuallly disappears. I was able to catch it twice before the "disappearing" stage and saw that the Key setting had changed by itself from being manually entered in by myself to having a checkmark next to Automatically Provided.
When this happens I've been adding the network info in again by clicking New...entering in the SSID and the key. After that it will work great until it happens the next time.
It only happens when turning the iPAQ on and it tries to make the WLAN connection, not during use. (It does not happen at every turn-on, as it's on and off frequently all day.)
My desktop PC is connected via wired ethernet and does not use the wireless, but I've checked our laptop and the home connection has never disappeared from the list even if it has not been accessed in some time.
I've rebooted the router when it's happened but this has not helped.
1. Why is the Key setting changing itself to Automatic instead of the one I provide manually?
2. Why does the home network disappear entirely?
3. Is there any way I can NOT see the neighbors unsecured networks as Available on my list?