My wireless connection drops pretty randomly.
My modem connecting to cable network is ZyXel Prestige. I've had no problems with it so far. If I hardwire a computer to it, torrents, skype and all other programs run smoothly, and I experience no drops.
My gateway is a Jensen Scandinavia Air:link WBR 7954 Long Range router. Encryption: WPA2-PSK TKIP
I run Windows Vista on my laptop, 32-bit, Business edition. This is the one I use most.
I run Windows XP Home on another computer, wirelessly connected, wireless connection with USB adapter.
My connection stats for the wireless drops from being connected to Local and Internet, to Local only, and if I access my router to reboot via wireless intstead of manually, I will lose connection completely. If I search for available networks, my network will pop up, signal strength good and apparently available for connection, but if I try, an error message pops up, saying I can't connect.
Vista diagnosis provides no help, as it only tells me I may be out of range, or I should restart the modem, but I'm getting too much of a cardio workout running upstairs every 5 to 10 minutes, when the connection drops, to continue this practice.
I especially experience problems when using bittorrent (for legal activities only), but when I changed the group key update period from 30 secs to no updates, bittorent doesn't seem to factor into the drops of connection. Now rather my skype conversations will be dropped at random intervals, and certainly more frequently than what was the case prior to the change.
No ports are forwarded, because my internet provider gave me the necessary info to facilitate Static IP's internally in the network, but I can't figure out how to do that with my Jensen Airlink. I thought I had it, but the drops continue. Besides, I don't really want static IPs internally. If this is the problem, however, I will change that priority. Maybe someone could help with that.
I can't see how the forwarding thing can be the problem as my outgoing modem, the ZyXel, works fine with both bittorent and skype.
So, in conclusion, my network drops randomly, has to be reset manually, and I want to fix it.
Edited by David Toska, 01 February 2009 - 06:01 AM.