I share cable Internet access between several computers at home. Linksys router BEFW11S4 has one wired and three wireless computers connected.
Among wireless connections I have one desktop with WMP11 wireless NIC, laptop connected through WET11 and another laptop with embedded wireless capabilities.
My problem is with the desktop. Lately it stopped automatically connecting to the router. Manual connection requires several attempts and after that I either still could not access router (http://192.168.1.1) and Internet, or can have such access for several minutes only.
All other computers access Internet just fine. The laptop with WET11 Bridge is located in the same room as desktop. Desktop used to work fine exactly at this location. Desktop in question is running Win'98SE.
I have verified the following:
- WEP and MAC filtering is disabled
- SSID on the desktop and router match
- MAC of the desktop is in DHCP table of the router
- Though I have NIS (Norton Internet Security) 2003 installed, disabling it does not change the picture
- Router's IP address is used on desktop as both DHCP Server and Default Gateway.
I have already tried to no avail:
- Changing the channel from 6 (Linksys default) to 1
- Uninstalling, removing and reinstalling the wireless card
- Running LSPFix utility on the desktop (found nothing)
- Uninstalling Microsoft security patch KB891711
When I ping the router from the desktop I get either all time outs or a combination of normal responses with time outs.
I run Ad-Aware SE Personal and SpyBot in addition to Norton Anti-virus on the desktop and it seems to be clean (could not get recent updates because of the connection problem).
I had the same subject discussed at comp.dcom.modems.cable and microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion since I was not aware of this group. Tried most of the suggestions but could not solve the problem.