recently purchased a Motorola WR850G (V3 which I upgraded to firmware5.13)) to replace a trusty old Siemens Speedstream 2624 (V1) wireless router. The main reason for the upgrade was to go from 802.11b to 802.11g. Ever since I have installed this new router I have had a lot of disconnects. Whenever a disconnect event occurs I run a site survey tool and it shows that my router is gone (rebooting?). NetStumbler shows that it is there but the signal is intermittent (on for a few samples then off, then on again). I cannot connect to the router for a few minutes, then it will suddenly be OK. It seems that the problem occurs more often at night time (I'm not sure why that has anything to do with it--maybe because it gets more use at night?). At first I thought interference was causing the disconnects. A site survey from my client and from the router show 4 routers in range on channels 6, 7, 11 and 11. I am on channel 1 so I should be OK as far as other routers causing interference. I never had these problems with the Seimens router (that thing was very reliable). Has anyone else with a WR850G had these kinds of problems? If so, were you able to fix them? Any suggestions for debugging this problem?
Wireless Clients: USB Motorola WU830G (Windows WZC) PCI Xterasys XN-2523G (Vendor's config tool)
Both clients show the same disconnect problems. The WR850G router is OpenWRT compatible, but I'm not sure I want to open that can of worms. I like having a nice GUI to set my router settings.