Hi, I am having trouble with my Linksys router. It seems as though the wireless signal stops broadcasting periodically (the wireless LED goes out, but the wired lines are still functioning, and the Internet LED remains lit). When this happens, my network goes down and the wireless card cannot see my network.
The fix is easy, but I don't think I should have to keep doing this...when I unplug the power to the router and then plug it back in after a few seconds, the wireless LED works again and the network goes back up.
It seems to be happening more frequently - could this be a driver or firmware issue? I am running Win XP with a Linksys Wireless B router (BEFW11S4) and a Belkin USB Wireless G network card.
Any help is greatly appreciated - thanks in advance.
A Linksys rep made me aware of this when using WPA/WPA2. Are you using AES or TKIP? Apparently AES should be used in an -N only environment and TKIP should be used for a Mixed or -G or under environment.
I am using TKIP (the only option I have on the router's config page). I have a -B router with a -G card.
I am 2 seconds away from buying a new router - I can't seem to figure this issue out and it is probably due to the fact that this router is so outdated.
I re-updated the firmware (though it was the same file that I originally had), reset and reconfigured the router, and I just had the same issue happen - had to switch to the local connection, repair the wireless connection so that it would even recognize or "see" the wireless network, then switch back to the wireless connection.