Wireless access points constantly dropping connections
Posted on 2010-09-20
In our high school building we have 8 Linksys WAP54g access points. They all have the same SSID and the channels are different because they are somewhat close to each other. I had recently gone around and reset to factory defaults / setup from scratch because of this issue.
Staff are complaining that they get kicked off the wireless. They have to re-connect to the wireless and sometimes are unable to do so. This happens daily, sometimes happens every other day. This issue started at the beginning of this school year. The WAPs were most likely left on all summer. We have migrated to Windows 2008 R2 from Novell, and have a new DNS server.
The power in the building is very poor, do you think they could have been surged over the summer?
We did not have this issue prior to this school year. We just placed all of these access points last November. I don't know what else to do to stop the access points from kicking staff off. They all have Acer TravelMate 5730 laptops.