What started out as a sporadic signal problem, as of today has developed into a bigger issue. I can be connected to the network on my desktop for hours, then the signal drops out for no reason. My girlfriend will be on my laptop and experiences NO issues whatsoever.
I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and a WMP54G wireless PCI card in my desktop. The laptop has a wireless card built in.
My network is secure and there are no other visible networks in the area. I am about 20 feet from the router and I have the high gain antennas on the router. The firmware for the router is the most up to date and the driver for the PCI card is also the latest.
Following the reccomendations in the thread I listed, I have done the following:
Changed the channel on the router twice.
Dowloaded and installed the TCP/IP program and updated the reconnect tries to - 100
Downloaded and ran the winsock fix
Looked at and researched the eventvwr error messages
Uninstalled the Linksys connection program and let windows do it's thing (which worked good for 2 days).
Specified a static IP for the desktop computer.
Now today, I got a bunch of errors within 15-20 minutes worth of time.
What I did notice, is that I lost all the information about the static IP I assigned....the properties window is back to "Obtain IP Automatically".
Here is the event viewer messages:
(Not the IP I assigned, seems to be the IP of the Cable Modem)
Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the Network Card with network address 0014BF77CBF5. The IP address being used is 169.254.180.164.
(The most common error)
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0014BF77CBF5. The following error occurred:
The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
If you guys would like me to add anything else, let me know.