Desktop Wireless network connection "bounces" when laptops join wireless network

Desktop Wireless network connection "bounces" when laptops join wireless network

Post by aaron.math » Wed, 22 Jun 2005 08:03:22


I have a desktop (WinXP) with a 802.11b Belkin wireless card connecting
to a linksys wireless b router in my house. I have 3 roommates with
laptop and desktop computers that connect to the network fine every
time. My desktop, connects perfectly with solid, strong signal for as
long as the 2 laptops with integrated wireless nic cards are not on.
Whenever either of these two (fairly new, 3-5 months old) laptops joins
the wireless network, my connection bounces around like a super ball.

My connection status on the desktop goes from high to low to medium
back to low. I would say most the time it is LOW though. I can still
surf a few pages but it is so slow, it is just not worth it, but some
packets do get through in both directions. This is the part I don't
understand. It almost seems as though these laptops are somehow
"interfering" with my desktops wireless card.

I am a techie and have tried the obvious troubleshooting steps such as
changing IP addresses, updating drivers, using DHCP (I prefer to have a
static IP address, but changing to DHCP doesn't change the problem).

One more thing, there are two other computers that have no problems
ever on the network (1 desktop, and 1 older (5 yrs) notebook with a
PCMCIA Wireless G card).

Any ideas or suggestions on what I can try would be appreciated. Or
even some search terms I can try and google to find others who might
have had similar issues with the wireless lan.

Thanks,
Aaron
 
 
 

Desktop Wireless network connection "bounces" when laptops join wireless network

Post by » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 13:59:35

Have you changed from channel (channel 6 is the best normally)? Have you
tried a different card? I guess you already check this since you updated the
drivers but does your card support wireless zero? any encryption? let us
know...

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Desktop Wireless network connection "bounces" when laptops join wireless network

Post by aaron.math » Thu, 30 Jun 2005 09:22:22

Yes, I tried changing the channel, from 6 to others, with no luck. I
haven't tried a different card yet, hoping that will be the last
alternative. I don't believe I have tried disabling wireless zero,
that will be my the first thing I try. I am not using encryption,
although I am not broadcasting my SSID.

Thanks for the ideas.
I'll keep you posted.

-Aaron