05-08-2012 01:56 PM
Thanks for the 'secret code' to find the Advanced Wireless Settings Page. The normal Cisco Connect program doesn't have that tab under 'Wireless', or anywhere else, (version 1.4.12100.0) which I guess you probably know. As of this moment, I am still riding out the last set of changes, waiting to see it it all holds together. So far, been 4 days, so good, but I have your info here now and the means to implement it if I need to go to another level. Really what I expected for a $200 router... not! Thank you!
05-09-2012 05:17 AM
I was about to return the router too until I made the changes to the Advanced Settings.
Once that's done the router worked like it should have out of the box.
You might still want to impliment these settings as I have seen zero down side to them. And the connectivity has been absolutely flawless since then. Don't suffer from intermittent connectivity and hiccups. You might not be seeing everything that's going on.
05-09-2012 09:25 AM
I have the newer EA4500, and i have the wi-fi dropping on a selective device: HPTouchpad running Android 4.0.3. I will appreciate if you can summarize your solution.
05-11-2012 12:43 PM
Read up this thread where I accessed the advanced settings and made the changes there.
Are these the key settings which you believe were your solution? Nothing else?
RTS - 2306
Fragmentation - 2307
05-14-2012 01:54 PM
OK, so here I am again. On the EA4500 = When I left off, I had not yet tried the advanced page settings you recommended, but when the disconnects started again I made the changes. Nothing improved, although I rode it out for a day just to make sure, so then I put them back to the defaults. I have had it it set in Manual configuration (and still do) and the DHCP Reservation table is set up with the MAC of the problem laptop - it's IP is reserved for its MAC, if you understand what I mean. I am also using MAC filtering. All this time, the 5 GHz mixed mode, ch 161, 20 mhz ch, has been staying connected to the iPad, but everything else I have is 2.4. On 2.4, I have now it set for channel 9, 20 mhz chnls, Wireless G Only (again) and WPA2. Once I switched back, everything - the cell phone and an itouch worked okay, but the XP laptop was still disconnecting and reconnecting like crazy. Deciding it logically seemed it could just be the laptop, I made a change in the laptop wifi selections from 'connect to any network, access points preferred' to 'only connect to access points'. That stopped all disconnects on the laptop immediately and for 3-4 days until I decided (inquisitively) to try setting the wireless mode on the 2.4 GHz router to 'Mixed'. The disconnects started immediately on everything, (even after reboots of the devices) so I switched back to Wireless G Only, but am still experiencing the disconnects on everything. It doesn't make sense to me at least!
05-14-2012 02:28 PM
Hmm, you now bring up that by switching 2.4ghz from Wireless-G to Mixed, it causes disconnect problems.
I would really like to know if this is something that others have found. I generally have been using 2.4Ghz in Mixed mode (which I think is default) and 20mhz-only channels.
I haven't had any problems that I know of but then again my users are not so good about communicating to me problems they might be experiencing... for some reason they tend to keep secrets about that.
Anyway, has anyone else had problems with 2.4ghz MIXED mode & disconnects? (On E4200v2 or EA4500)
05-14-2012 02:35 PM - edited 05-14-2012 02:38 PM
I have been having issues with the EA4500 connectivity only on a single device (HP Touchpad running Android 4.0.3) and its driving me nuts:
I'll try to summarize steps i have tried-
Here is what is working on the Touchpad:
Connected my old WRT 320N by assigning a unique DHCP and connecting it to EA4500. The wifi created by the WRT320 N on 2.4 works flawlessly on the Touchpad.
As a mentioned, every other device works fine- 2 iPhones, 2 laptops (both connected to 5Ghz), and 1 Sony Blu-ray. I'm just curious as to why it won't work with the HP Touchpad!