I have a Linksys WTR54GS travel router. I am trying to use it to share a wireless connection to three other machines also using 802.11g. For the most part it works, but if one of the shared machines starts a filetransfer or something that takes alot of bandwidth (youtube, skype) the internet connection quits. We still have wireless connectivity so I don't tink it is a channel issue. I tried setting the machine's MTU to 1,200 with no difference. Remember, I am trying to share a wireless connection, I do not have access to an ethernet port. The connection craps out when I'm using alot of bandwidth - file transfers, Youtube - but normal browsing seems to be OK. The ISP is not throttling the connection since I can transfer huge files without a problem when I remove the router. It is not interference since I can sit in the same room without the router and still download from the source AP. Somebody in another group said I should change my station preamble to long - but I can't find the setting to do that.
12 years ago