Works great then stops

I have a Toshiba laptop with a built in wireless card and a Linksys access point. Some days the system works flawlessly and then, for no reason that I can figure out, for a few days it just stops working.

When I jack the ethernet line into the back of the Toshiba, it works fine, but who wants to be tethered like that. No fun and not too cool.

Any ideas?

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Michael Greenberg
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What model of Linksys AP? How are you connected to the internet?

Why an access point instead of a wireless router?

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Rick Ankrum

Have you verified that you have the latest firmware in the Linsys WRT54G ???

roduct: WRT54G

Classification: Firmware Release History

Firmware Date: 1/3/2005

Release Date: 1/28/2005

Last Firmware Version: 3.03.6 __________________________________________________________________________ Firmware 3.03.6

- Supports hardware version 3

- Updated help file

Firmware 3.03.1

- Wi-Fi certified

Firmware 3.01.3

- Updated wireless driver

- Supports hardware version 2.2 (cannot downgrade to previous versions)

- Resolves issue with VoIP adapters

- Resolves issue with long domain names

Firmware 2.04.4

- Updated wireless driver

- Updated certificate generation for https access

Firmware 2.04.3

- Resolves issue with disabling firewall

- Added QoS function

- Added Port Triggering function

- Added L2TP option for WAN connection type

- Added ability to back up and restore configuration files

- Added Wireless isolation function

- Added ability to filter internal NAT redirection

- Added ability to restrict access to web GUI from wireless clients

- Added ability to filter IDENT port 113

- Resolves issue with HeartBeat WAN connection

- Added support for 40/56bit cipher to support old browsers to use https

- Resolves issue with PPTP passthrough

- Changed WPA Group Key renewal time range to 600~7200 seconds

- Added IGMP proxy support

- Added ability to allow web GUI access only through https or http

Firmware 2.02.2

- Updated wireless driver to support all versions of WRT54G hardware

- Adds support to allow WAP54G connect as a repeater

- CTS protection mode set to disable by default to improve wireless performance in normal environments

- Resolved issue where the WLAN LED stays on even when wireless is disabled

- Resolved security vulnerability causing the web server in the router to crash

Firmware 2.00.8 (WRT54G v.2 only)

- Updated wireless driver

Firmware Version 1.42.2

- Updated wireless driver to 3.31.15

- Added URL and contents filters

- Added L2TP passthrough

- Added HeartBeat Signal support

- Resolved issue with Connect on Demand

Firmware Version 1.41.2

- Updated GUI format and layout

Firmware Version 1.30.7

- Adds UI control to enable/disable frame bursting

- Resolves issue with firmware upgrade error in Internet Explorer

6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633, on Windows XP pro.

- Send to disable DynDNS

- Resolves issue with using the 4th tx key for WEP

- Resolves issue with disconnecting PPPoE causing WPA to be disabled

Firmware Version 1.30.1

- Adjust PPTP max MTU value from 1400 to 1460

- The router is now certifiable for the UPnP logo

- Complies with final 802.11g standard

- Improved performance asymmetry between the transmit and receive paths

- Receive Broadcast packets from renew state. Some DHCP server (Dlink

300G+) send broadcast ACK after it receives a REQUEST

- Fix: The firmware upgrade will fail, if DDNS updates while upgrading

- Fix: If first DNS address fails, the second or third DNS address will be used to resolve domain names

- Added the following items under Setup Page: - Router Name - Manual Time Server - MAC Clone - wireless domain - Security Settings

- Added the following items under System Page - UPnP enable/disable - Ping Test and Traceroute

- Added the following items under Wireless Page - CTS Protection Mode - Basic Rate

- Added the following items under Status Page - Router Name - Start IP Address - End IP Address

- Added Wi-Fi Protected Access(TM) support including AES and TKIP encryption

- Resolves issue with Port Forwarding name showing up as garbage characters

- Added "B-Only" option to wireless modes

- Added "Default" option to Basic Rate settings

Firmware Version 1.02.1

- Incorporates updates found in the Draft IEEE 802.11g version 6.1 specification

- Resolves interoperability issues with legacy 802.11b devices under Mixed Mode

- Resolves a performance bug where the performance in a mixed b, g network did not go up once the last b client disassociated

- Resolves issue where WEP degrades performance

- Resolves issue with TZO DDNS Service

- "Domain Name" replaces "name"

- TFTP server will only verify image file name "xxxx.bin"

- MAC Address Filter under the Advanced tab works on both wired and wireless clients

- Fixed a bug that prevented wireless clients from connecting to the Internet if there was no active wired PC (PPoE customers in Europe and China only)

- Support for UPnP enabled applications such as MSN Messenger

- Fixed a bug that caused computers connected to the LAN ports to be dropped at some interval only to be immediately re-connected

- Fixed Dynamic Routing issue between 2 Routers

- Allows User to name Static Route Configurations

- Modified PC List Web Page to avoid confusion

- Stabilized Wireless-G to LAN and WAN Throughput

- Stabilized Wireless-B to LAN and WAN Throughput

- Improved LAN-WAN Throughput

Firmware Ver.: 1.01

- Initial release

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Michael Greenberg

Those are pretty much the same symptoms I had that the revised (1/3/2005) firmware on that devices fixed.. Go to the linksys website, and download and install the update for that device. (it's free)

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