Wireless Laptops dropping connection
Posted on 2010-08-19
My work network has been having some wireless issues.
We have a Linksys WRV4400n wireless router as the gateway, server 2008 R2 as the domain controller handling the dhcp, a cysco 1300 seiries airnet (configured with the same SSID and pass phrase as the 4400n for range) and several laptops (all windows 7) that are mobile within the office during working hours. The encription is WPA2 Personal and AES encription.
Problem is that the laptops (not all - just a few) will drop the wireless signal for a second or 2 and get it back. When the connection is dropped the application that is getting data from the server freezes up and goes to a white screen.
My questions are this:
1. Does Windows Server have something within a role or a feature that must be configured in order for the wireless computers to get a better connection.
2. Would lowering the Security setting on the wireless router to WPA Personal enable for stronger connection signal to the laptops. Would lowering it down to WEP??
Anyhelp on this would be greatly appreciated!!