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      Adapter dropping off?

      Hi
      My adaptwer keeps losing connection (just has as ive written this)
      Have mossywell. Changed to 108 auto- lost connection. Tried different channel (11+1) and in g-only still drops off. My adapter is a linksys wsusb54g ver.4. Im using the Sky recommended router.
      Mossywell has this error message if it means anything......................?

      Problem communicating with router. Auto-reboot may not work. The error message was: The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized.

      When i use the software that came with the adapter, it wont 'see' the router signal. When Ive diconnected the adapter, it auto connects after a few attempts.

      Never had any of this with cable. Just every bill was twice what it should be

      Any help would be appreciated

      Cheers

      Dean


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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      Try turning of UPnP in the router's user interface. Instructions for how to access the settings via Internet Explorere are included on the Sky CD help files.

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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      I am also having this problem even after turning UPnP off via this website. My desk top (also on a wireless adapter) is on but my laptop keeps dropping connection and each time I have to enter the encryption key all over again. I don't think it is noise factor or faulty equipment because then one comp would not be fine.....only my laptop seems to keep dropping - usually at 10 to 15 minute intervals...

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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      maicken -- laptop wireless adapters are often pretty feeble compared to those in desktops.

      I think I would do a scan (if you can't find that facility download NetStumbler -- freeware from usual sites) for neighbouring networks and move (ideally) to a frequency 6 channel away from the strongest.

      Also relocate cordless phone base station etc.

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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      Hi

      UPnp is turned off.
      I have read most of the threads and cannot find a solution. I have mossywell. I have increased my noise ratio. I have continually tested the connection and rebooted when noise drops below 6db...no good.

      What I cant understand is the cable connection was constant. Never missed a beat!

      Im using a different router...granted but the adapter is still the same. It seems to go into a loop when connection is lost. You cannot disable it. You cannot 'see' the router signal in the adapter software.

      Is this how Sky can enable such fast connection sppeds? By frequently disabling peoples connection so you can only connect when your sat at the PC?

      Its really odd

      Thanks for looking at my post/rant!

      Dean

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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

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      It seems to go into a loop when connection is lost.
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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      Hi mossywell,

      Well, the adapter cannot be accessed by windows.It cannot be disabled or the software cannot 'see' the sky router box. The only way to get the thing up again is to pysically disconnect the adapter and reconnect it to the PC. Then, it magically re-connects.
      Hence 'it goes into a loop'
      Cheers
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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      I'm sorry, I'm being very slow today to catch on. The problem is nothing to do with your router's ADSL connection then? It's just a wireless problem you're having?

      From your description, I still don't fully understand: are you saying that you connect the adapter, it finds and connects to the router for a while (how long?) and then disconnects and fails to reconnect until you unplug and re-plug the adapter?
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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      Hi
      Well it usually lasts as long as you at the pc. Then drops off after an hour and doesnt re-connect.As in...

      then disconnects and fails to reconnect until you unplug and re-plug the adapter?
      When the adapter is reconnected...all systems are go.

      The reason it has been posted here is (as said in previous post) that Ive never had a problem with this ever.UIntill the new router was installed So I assumed it may be something that has been raised already and I had just missed it in the posts

      Thanks for the reply

      Dean

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      Re: Adapter dropping off?

      Adapter resolved!
      Had to buy a netgear adapter. Switched from my linksys and ...hey-prost!! n o drop offs. I would recommend this to anyone else who uses a linksys adapetr with the netgear router. I have tried everything to resolve this, changing the adapter has been the only solution

      Cheers
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      Dean

     

     

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