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XP PC Keeps Dropping Connection on Wireless LAN

by roopie / August 26, 2004 10:45 AM PDT

My Windows XP SP2 machine keeps dropping the wireless LAN connection every few minutes. The Linksys router is connected to another PC upstairs. I have IEEE 802 authentication enabled and the EAP type is Protected EAP. I have ensured the network IP range is adequately trusted in Zone Alarm on the client machine, have turned off the native Windows Firewall and updated the driver on the wireless NIC as well. The WEP key is encrypted, and it seems that the problem started after I encrypted the key. Can anyone suggest any possible causes and solutions? Any and all help is greatly appreciated... Thanks!

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Re: XP PC Keeps Dropping Connection on Wireless LAN
by Yew / August 26, 2004 11:32 AM PDT

Well, one, the router probably has a firewall in it, so you don't need ZoneAlarm.

Two, have you updated the router to the latest firmware?

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Re: XP PC Keeps Dropping Connection on Wireless LAN
by David Chan / August 26, 2004 11:41 AM PDT

Check the following settings:

1. Make sure the WiFi is set to Infrustructure and not Ad-Hoc.

2. Disable the Network Bridge and remove the WiFi connection from it.

On one of the systems I worked on, once the above changes were made the WiFi connects without any interruption.

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