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Old 08-22-2005, 09:12 AM   #1
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Wireless Router Problem

I just setup a wireless router with external antenna. All Dlink equipment. It worked great that day I set it up. But that night it crapped out. So if i do power unplug of the router it will work great for a while and then fail. Done it many times.

It is a dlink 4 port wireless G router. With a dlink ant24-1400, 14dBI High Gain Directoinal Panel Antenna. Also has a dlink extened cable for the antenna.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do, or know what the problem it.
Old 08-22-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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There are lots of possibilities. Are you running DHCP? If yes, your lease time could be expiring. Have you set up reasonable security? Changed the default password? ( or set one at all)? Are you using encryption? Remember, these things broadcast, that means anyone with in range, with no security can connect and much with it.

Can you use the hard wired ports after it "carps out"? If yes, go in and look at the status. That may give you a clew.

Can you ping the router when it fails? Post back what you can find out, and any configuration information that deals with the wireless connections.
Old 08-22-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Yes I am running dhcp. The hardwired works all the time, even when the wireless craps out. I will take a look at the status, tho I did notice that the status led was blinking when it has been working normal. But didn't find any errors. I can't ping because the wireless network is undectable.

Old 08-22-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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Wierd... I have a Dlink 2100AP thats been running great for 6+ months. This morning it just started doing exactly what you describe. I had to reset it twice today because of this. If it does it again, I'm gonna check for a firmware upgrade and reset it (pin in the hole), and see if that helps.
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That is normal stuff I am going to check out. I am also going to check out the connections, make sure they are all dry and tight.


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