12-08-2009 08:33 AM
12-08-2009 09:31 AM
Thanks for the suggestion.
I'll give that a try tonight or tomorrow.
So is this to imply that the 2.0.03 firmware released in July 2009 still has the same issues as the previous 2.0.02 versions? Rolling back to 2.0.02 build 8 from 2.0.03 build 7 will effectively undo 31 fixes.
12-08-2009 05:54 PM
Well, no dice.
I downgraded the firmware to 2.0.02 build 8 and reset the router. I restored my settings and reconnected the laptop at a near-steady 65Mbps.
I changed the Beacon Interval to 75, the Fragmentation Threshold to 2304 and changed the RTS Threshold to 2307 as Carrot suggested in post 129956. The speed jumped to 144Mbps as soon as the settings were saved, but quickly dropped back to a steady 65Mbps.
I'll leave it on this build at least for today and see if it eliminates the connection drops, but as far as I can tell the speed of the connection is no better on the August 2008 build than the July 2009 build.
Is the speed a limitation of the WPA2? I have tried other security settings to no avail. I am open to other suggestions... anyone have any good ideas?
12-09-2009 11:35 AM
12-09-2009 11:58 AM
I'll give that a try tonight. Won't Wireless-N Only mode on this router prevent my wireless-G devices (like the Wii) from connecting?
12-10-2009 10:54 AM
12-11-2009 06:27 PM
Well, not quite fixed....
First I removed all of the stored wireless connections on the laptop.
I still have the old firmware installed.
I reset the router to factory settings and made the following manual configuration changes:
I power cycled the router and manually added the wireless connection on the laptop. It connected at 65 Mbps.
I then installed the latest Dell BIOS upgrade, and after reboot the wireless connected at 65 Mbps.
I then downloaded and installed the latest Intel Drivers and ProSet from Intel. The wireless reconnected at 65 Mbps.
I changed the MTU on the setup page to 1350, and the wireless connection is still 65 Mbps.
I'm glad it has a stable connection at faster than 56 Mbps, but I'm beginning to think I have a lemon.
I have kept the connection status window on the laptop open while typing this response and I have noticed the speed is now fluctuating up to 144 Mbps, but also down as low as 52 Mbps. I still spends most of the time at 65 Mbps. I'm hesitant to call this fixed.
I have a netbook arriving next week with an 802.11n card in it. I will put this troubleshooting on hold until that device arrives and I can see how the connection is with that device.
Thanks for your help.
12-14-2009 08:58 PM
How to solve your Linksys router problem:
1. Unplug the router's power cable
2. Unplug all cables connected to the router
3. Pick the router up carefully, go to nearest trash can. Drop it in.
4. Drive to nearest office supply store. Buy a different brand of router.
5. Install the new router per the manufactuer's instructions.
6. Lastly, email 10 of your friends. Warn them never to buy a Linksys router. Ever. Tell them to warn 10 of their friends, and so on. This is one chain email that will actually do some good.
7. Do step #6 quickly, before Linksys deletes this post.
8. Enjoy your new, working-perfectly network router.
9. You're welcome.
12-27-2009 08:17 AM
Despite Jack's professional suggestion (which begs the question, why take time to author a post in a Linksys support forum if you don't want to have anything to do with Linksys?), I am still attempting to troubleshoot this issue.
My son received an Asus Netbook for Christmas. It has an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Adapter capable of 802.11n. It also (big surprise) connects at 65 Mbps to my wireless network.
The router is still configured as stated in the previous post, but now there are 5 devices connected to it (not all simultaneously) so I must leave it in mixed mode:
I will once again try to contact Support directly and perhaps reload the July 2009 firmware.