09-15-2008 06:30 PM - edited 09-15-2008 06:39 PM
My solution to this problem is as follows in Windows XP: 1. Click "My Network Places" 2. Click "View Network Connections" 3. Right click the NIC card and click properties. 4. Highlight TCP/ IP and click properties 5. Click the Alternate Configuration tab and enter the following IP address 192.168.1.10 , Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 , then Default gateway use yours. Click ok, then close. Also ensure that the CAT cable is greater than 8'. I have experienced signal reflection problems using shorter lengths due to low resistance causing signal degradation, resulting in a 75% or worse packet loss. This can be tested by using the comand line to ping the access point. Since doing this I have only had a problem acessing the access point due to DHCP conflicts that I solve by cycling the power to both the access point and my router.