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Posted: 12/25/2005 10:31:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:46:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 10:48:10 AM EDT by cruze5]
all wireless computers loose connection or just that one. might try a different wirelss card or maybe a newer or different driver. for that paticular wireless card

if you hardwire to the bridge and you have problems only on the bridge double check fireware's. configuration. if you still have problems with it replace it


edit avator just brought up a good point. are ANY of the systems saying their is a ip address confilct anymore. check the router STATUS page and make sure all wireless devices are using seperate ip address's
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:46:18 AM EDT
Maybe the VOIP phone and your network card are stepping on each other.

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Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:48:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:49:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 10:50:58 AM EDT by cruze5]

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
all wireless computers loose connection or just that one. might try a different wirelss card or maybe a newer or different driver. for that paticular wireless card



This the only one I have on the network. I would defintly try a different driver then



if you hardwire to the bridge and you have problems only on the bridge double check fireware's. configuration. if you still have problems with it replace it



Explain fireware's configuration.



sorry i can't spell today. firmware. all linksys devices have firmwares that occasionally need to be updated for compatibility issues
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:49:30 AM EDT
This is an 802.11 setup? 3/4 of a mile is a long ways without a good antenna. What's the loss rate on the pings? Even a 1% loss rate can result if horrible TCP performance, though it's less of an issue with UDP.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:51:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:51:33 AM EDT
When it takes a crap, try a trace route and see what IP address things are not getting past.


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Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:52:01 AM EDT
Could be that something is wrong with the wireless card in the laptop.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:58:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:00:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:00:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:01:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:50:30 AM EDT
Also when the laptop loses it's IP it gets hot and the fan will kick on, the only time I have ever seen it do so.


Maybe it is something wrong with your laptop, not the rest of the system?

Maybe it is getting hot, things shutting down, and THEN losing its IP?

Perhaps it is a heat issue. Get some canned air and blow through the vents. Cloud of dust? Are the vents blocked? You mentioned gaming... do you have a Pent IV, hot graphics card? Those produce a LOT of heat.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:04:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:10:28 PM EDT
Loose nut behind the keyboard.......

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:22:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:23:12 PM EDT
Tag, my family is probably going to go with satellite instead of a 5 mile line of site wireless.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 7:28:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:05:59 AM EDT
the only way you are going to find out if its your laptop or network card. is to get another wireless computer and laptop setup. if it works reliably its your laptop. if it doesn't its in the network.

do you have any othe wireless devices that could be interfering?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:55:17 PM EDT
Man PCR is gonna be pissed when he sees this thread!

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:30:33 PM EDT
+1 on other devices interfering.
Our wireless phones were causing ours to cut out; I switched the router's channel (to channel 11 IIRC), and it's worked without a hitch. Wireless phones, video transmitters, etc can jam the transmission intermittingly...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:00:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:52:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:24:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:28:01 PM EDT
Probably it's something with your network topology. Depends on how your bridge / access point are set up.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:53:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:19:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Usually >1%



With more than 1% packet loss you'll have horrible performance and timeouts on most TCP applications, including web downloads. You need to get packet loss down to perhaps one or two tenths, at least.

It sounds to me like the underlying network connection isn't very reliable.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:27:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:30:31 PM EDT
Sometimes, things go completely wonky. I'm on a backup dialup access line at the moment since my DSL just went to SHIT. (modem might be bad)

I suspect interference or malfunctioning hardware if you haven't changed anything.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 11:44:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:07:11 AM EDT
still sounds like an equipment problem to me
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 4:43:16 AM EDT
If you still have the problem when hard-wired to your router, then I would think you could safely rule out your laptop and wireless card as being the problem.

When you say "a host 3/4 mile away" is it a commercial entry point, or a private home system configured to allow you access? If it is a private system, is the person at the other end having the same problem with internet access?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:33:20 AM EDT
Sounds like the problem is with your provider's equipment. How long have they been in business? It usually takes them a couple years to figure out how things work.

I've had a wireless connection for several years.



Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:48:07 AM EDT
At the host location, what kind of a router do they have? If it's a Linksys, that's your problem...a lot of Linksys devices are known to drop their connections intermittently...might try a firmware update at the host location on the router to see if that helps. There are some great hardware forums over on www.dslreports.com for each router type, so you might check that out to see if a specific firmware revision is recommended for each router..at the host and your location. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:51:38 AM EDT
I suspect your voip phone is between your laptop and your router, or your router and your AP. If it is, it could be that it's doing some traffic shaping that's dorking you.

Don't go with static IPs - this isn't your problem. We need a clear picture of your topology.
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