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MN-700 Dropping Adapters (MN-730)

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Anonymous
August 16, 2004 5:49:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

I have installed a wireless network using an MN-700 and 8
MN-730 adapters (six of which are within 20 feet or less
of the base station). I have installed the 2.2 update to
all the adapters as well as the firmware update to the MN-
700. However, the adapters will still drop after
initially connecting (approximately at refresh time, 15
minutes). When they do drop there is a message in the
MBNU that there is an Incorrect Security Key (even though
they were connected just a few minutes prior). If I reset
the base station (power off/on) the adapters will
reconnect. The 2.2 update seemed to help with overall
connections (ie. all adapters would connect vs. 1 or 2
before dropping) but I am still in need of further
guidance/assistance.

All PC's are running XP (SP1) with the WPA update KB826942
and the 2.2 update. I am also running WPA-TKIP security.

Are there any specific XP updates that I should have?

I also noticed in numerous pieces of documentation that I
should disable IEEE 802.1x authentication and if the check
box is not available then I am not using 802.1x
authentication or wireless security. However, as I
mentioned, I am using WPA-TKIP level security. Is this a
possible security/setup problem?

Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance...Gary
Anonymous
August 16, 2004 9:19:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

Check power management settings in adapter settings and don't allow
the computer to turn off the adapter to save power.

Also--

I'd recommend installing XP SP2. With 8 computers, you should get the
network install of SP2 from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Apply it to one of the computers and see if your issues are resolved.
Then burn to CD and install to the others.

On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 01:49:15 -0700, "Gary Kmetz"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have installed a wireless network using an MN-700 and 8
>MN-730 adapters (six of which are within 20 feet or less
>of the base station). I have installed the 2.2 update to
>all the adapters as well as the firmware update to the MN-
>700. However, the adapters will still drop after
>initially connecting (approximately at refresh time, 15
>minutes). When they do drop there is a message in the
>MBNU that there is an Incorrect Security Key (even though
>they were connected just a few minutes prior). If I reset
>the base station (power off/on) the adapters will
>reconnect. The 2.2 update seemed to help with overall
>connections (ie. all adapters would connect vs. 1 or 2
>before dropping) but I am still in need of further
>guidance/assistance.
>
>All PC's are running XP (SP1) with the WPA update KB826942
>and the 2.2 update. I am also running WPA-TKIP security.
>
>Are there any specific XP updates that I should have?
>
>I also noticed in numerous pieces of documentation that I
>should disable IEEE 802.1x authentication and if the check
>box is not available then I am not using 802.1x
>authentication or wireless security. However, as I
>mentioned, I am using WPA-TKIP level security. Is this a
>possible security/setup problem?
>
>Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated!!
>
>Thanks in advance...Gary

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