I'll try my best to describe the problem and provide enough information.
Numerous network disconnects when trying to access Microsoft Access Database's on a Server located in Building #1 from a PC located in Building #2....internet works fine...internet radio (probably due to buffer) works fine....it's only when trying to access data on our Server other than "internet" data that we experience network disconnects.The disconnect is very brief (1/2 a second or less) but enough to produce the "ballon" message from the adaptor icon located in the tray of the PC
in Building #2.
is there a better way to configure the the 2 AP's to communicate to each other instead of the "Access Point" / "Repeater" configuration mentioned above?
I'm thinking that the Access Point / Repeater setup, while it works, may be contributing to network disconnects when trying move larger amounts of data.
Is it possible to "tweak" advanced settings in Wireless AP's to remedy this problem?...for example changing the Data Rate from Auto to ?.
Building #1 (T-1 Internet Connection)
DWL-2100 AP (192.168.111.30) Connected to Linksys Switch > Connected to Belkin Router (192.168.111.254) >Connected to Cisco Router which delivers the T-1 to Belkin Router.
DWL-2100 AP (192.168.111.30) Connected to Omni-Directional Antenna (rated for 1.5 mile range) setup as an "Access Point" with Static IP on same Subnet as Belkin Router.DHCP Turned off on this AP.DHCP coming from Belkin Router to clients in Building #1 & Building #2
Building #2 (Less than 1/4 mile away)
DWL-2100 AP (192.168.111.20) Connected to Outdoor Patch Antenna setup as a "Repeater" with static IP on same subnet as Belkin Router.
DWL-2100 AP (192.168.111.20) plugged into Linksys Switch providing network/internet to 2 other workstations utilizing DHCP from the Belkin Router. DHCP turned off on this AP as well.
Wireless Signal Strength between Wireless AP's = 70%-74% consistantly between Omni-Directional Antenna and Patch Antenna.
Firmware on both DWL-2100 AP's = v 2.11
Turbo G disbled on both AP's.
802.11g only is enabled (tried with 802.11g disabled with no difference)
Ping results from a PC on same side as DWL-2100 AP configured as "Access Point" in Building #1 to DWL(cannot ping with a packet size larger than 34,000bytes) 0% Loss / min=58ms / max=541ms / avg=136ms
Any Advice or direction is appreciated.