Data Frame Errors with Netgear MA401 PCMCIA card - solution

I could not enable WEP between my laptop, using the netgear ma401
pcmcia card, and a Linksys base station. The latter is the Linksys
Wireless-G ADSL Gateway, the WAG54G. Connection was unreliable, often
with a 'data frame error' message appearing.
I found that the 'advanced settings' on the Netgear card were not
matching the default 'advanced wireless settings' on the Linksys
Making the settings of the linksys station compatible with the NetGear
laptop card seems to have worked - for the moment, anyway. The NetGear
settings were changed via Device Manager (some settings had to be in
multiples of 128 or 256), and the linksys settings via the admin page,
*Authentication algorithm - auto
Fragmentation threshold - now set to 2304
*RTS threshold - now set to 2304
Preamble - auto
Any comments welcome. Hope this helps someone.
Melbourne Australia
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Michael Daly
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