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- Regular drop out with BT Voyager 2100
November 3, 2005, 11:13 am
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I have been successfully using the Voyager2100 wireless router - but
one evening when I switched on my pc (running Windows 2000) I found
that the wireless network icon at the bottom of my screen kept
switching on and off. The message that accompanied this stated
"wireless network unplugged" & the green icon with the wireless
status kept going from no bars to full bars. The interval for the
switching on and off is less than a second. This repeated itself for a
full hour before I switched off the machine. I tested a second laptop
(running windows XP) on the wireless network and the same thing
happened to that connection (it too had previously worked okay).
For your info: All Virus and spyware detection software are up to date
& all Windows updates installed
What I have attempted to do to resolve the issue:
1. I rebooted the voyager router and reset the configuration
2. All went well until I set the network authentication to WEP & the
encryption to WPA-PSK (with a network key composed of capitals, lower
case and numbers)
3.I rebooted again and set the configuration except didnot encrypt the
4. I downloaded the latest driver for the router
5.I have even changed the channel setting in case of outside
The only way to keep a stable connection is not to have
encryption/authentication which is very concerning. I have tested this
over a period of a month and no improvement.
Is my voyager router defective or is this something someone else has
come across before?
I am also using BT Voyager laptop adapters.
Re: Regular drop out with BT Voyager 2100
It's possible that you are actually connecting to a neighbor's wireless, which
is prevented when you enable encryption, because your signal is too weak or
nonexistent. Be sure to set a unique SSID in your wireless router. Then use
Network Stumbler (free) to see what wireless networks are available (including
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