keep losing wireless connection


I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, and three laptops that all
use the built-in Windows XP wireless tool. I experience a loss of
connection with some frequency. This seems to happen more (although I
may be imagining) when the room temperature is colder. Also, the
laptops are frequently unable find the Linksys signal. I will
experience these things even when I am in the same room with the
router. This is particularly annoying on my work laptop, as I have to
reconnect to the VPN every time this happens.
Is there a wireless setting I should change somewhere? Or could I
avoid this problem by buying a router with a stronger signal? Any
suggestions as to brand and model?
Thanks much,
Mike Christie
mike [at] csquared [dot] com
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MikeChristie
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The problem could be the Windows wireless application tool. You should be using the Intel (or whatever) wireless app to configure and control your wireless connectivity.
Reply to
Kevin
Sounds like an interference issue. Change channel on the router; say, from 1 to 6, or 6 to 11 - it may be that other WAPs are broadcasting on the same frequency (and their SSIDs may not be broadcast so netstumbler won't show them).
If there's a reconnect issue, you may want to Google for winsockXPfix.exe
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__spc__
i had same problem i stopped using win xp wireless tool and used the intel 1 instead
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Bob

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