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Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 5, 2004 11:15:57 AM

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My home network is configured with the Linksys WKPC54G wireless router and
adaptor kit. I also have a DELL laptop that has a built-in PCI mini
wireless card. All the machines and devices are working fine except for the
issue of pinging the laptops. The machine with the Linksys adaptor is
192.168.1.102 and the DELL is 192.168.1.103. It doesn't matter which
wireless machine I sit at but when I execute a ping to either of them from
the other I receive "Request timed out". If I wait about 30 seconds and try
again I don't. Is this the result of some signal interference? What would
cause the time outs and then they go away and other when pinging from a
wireless laptop to a wireless laptop?

d
Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 6, 2004 2:01:20 AM

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"news" <news@usenet.net> wrote in message
news:mYydnYAO_rCJly7cRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> My home network is configured with the Linksys WKPC54G wireless router and
> adaptor kit. I also have a DELL laptop that has a built-in PCI mini
> wireless card. All the machines and devices are working fine except for
the
> issue of pinging the laptops. The machine with the Linksys adaptor is
> 192.168.1.102 and the DELL is 192.168.1.103. It doesn't matter which
> wireless machine I sit at but when I execute a ping to either of them from
> the other I receive "Request timed out". If I wait about 30 seconds and
try
> again I don't. Is this the result of some signal interference? What
would
> cause the time outs and then they go away and other when pinging from a
> wireless laptop to a wireless laptop?
>
> d

I hate to respond to my own post but its to relay more information that I
have discovered while doing more investigation of the problem. What I now
see is that after turning off encryption (which I tried both WEP and WPA),
the packet loss and time outs went away. No more packet loss between the
two wireless laptops. Also, my network consist of two routers but only one
is the configured gateway while the other is just performing switch duties.
In the original configuration (while having the time outs) the wireless
router was the gateway and the wired router was the switch. I have since
flipped the two around. The wireless router is now the switch and the wired
router is the gateway. In this setup I'm no longer seeing the packet loss
and time outs. Should this matter?

d
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 8:27:32 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Please get much more specific with your network configurations (both
versions). Include details on model #s of both routers, etc....

Thanks,
Mike Schumann

"news" <news@usenet.net> wrote in message
news:1e6dnd-kK_AMRC7cRVn-3A@comcast.com...
>
> "news" <news@usenet.net> wrote in message
> news:mYydnYAO_rCJly7cRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
>> My home network is configured with the Linksys WKPC54G wireless router
>> and
>> adaptor kit. I also have a DELL laptop that has a built-in PCI mini
>> wireless card. All the machines and devices are working fine except for
> the
>> issue of pinging the laptops. The machine with the Linksys adaptor is
>> 192.168.1.102 and the DELL is 192.168.1.103. It doesn't matter which
>> wireless machine I sit at but when I execute a ping to either of them
>> from
>> the other I receive "Request timed out". If I wait about 30 seconds and
> try
>> again I don't. Is this the result of some signal interference? What
> would
>> cause the time outs and then they go away and other when pinging from a
>> wireless laptop to a wireless laptop?
>>
>> d
>
> I hate to respond to my own post but its to relay more information that I
> have discovered while doing more investigation of the problem. What I now
> see is that after turning off encryption (which I tried both WEP and
> WPA),
> the packet loss and time outs went away. No more packet loss between the
> two wireless laptops. Also, my network consist of two routers but only one
> is the configured gateway while the other is just performing switch
> duties.
> In the original configuration (while having the time outs) the wireless
> router was the gateway and the wired router was the switch. I have since
> flipped the two around. The wireless router is now the switch and the
> wired
> router is the gateway. In this setup I'm no longer seeing the packet loss
> and time outs. Should this matter?
>
> d
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 10:28:36 PM

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"Mike Schumann" <mike-nospam@traditions-nospam.com> wrote in message
news:8bbtd.9021$714.7986@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Please get much more specific with your network configurations (both
> versions). Include details on model #s of both routers, etc....
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Schumann
>
> "news" <news@usenet.net> wrote in message
> news:1e6dnd-kK_AMRC7cRVn-3A@comcast.com...
> >
> > "news" <news@usenet.net> wrote in message
> > news:mYydnYAO_rCJly7cRVn-vQ@comcast.com...
> >> My home network is configured with the Linksys WKPC54G wireless router
> >> and
> >> adaptor kit. I also have a DELL laptop that has a built-in PCI mini
> >> wireless card. All the machines and devices are working fine except
for
> > the
> >> issue of pinging the laptops. The machine with the Linksys adaptor is
> >> 192.168.1.102 and the DELL is 192.168.1.103. It doesn't matter which
> >> wireless machine I sit at but when I execute a ping to either of them
> >> from
> >> the other I receive "Request timed out". If I wait about 30 seconds and
> > try
> >> again I don't. Is this the result of some signal interference? What
> > would
> >> cause the time outs and then they go away and other when pinging from a
> >> wireless laptop to a wireless laptop?
> >>
> >> d
> >
> > I hate to respond to my own post but its to relay more information that
I
> > have discovered while doing more investigation of the problem. What I
now
> > see is that after turning off encryption (which I tried both WEP and
> > WPA),
> > the packet loss and time outs went away. No more packet loss between
the
> > two wireless laptops. Also, my network consist of two routers but only
one
> > is the configured gateway while the other is just performing switch
> > duties.
> > In the original configuration (while having the time outs) the wireless
> > router was the gateway and the wired router was the switch. I have since
> > flipped the two around. The wireless router is now the switch and the
> > wired
> > router is the gateway. In this setup I'm no longer seeing the packet
loss
> > and time outs. Should this matter?
> >
> > d
> >
> >
>
>

The Linksys BEFSR41 and WRK54G.

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