Solved wireless cpus get lost on network

February 14, 2012 at 08:58:49
Specs: Windows 7
I have a simple work network setup. 7 machines total.

Basic cheap DSL line going into WRT54GS.
WRT54GS controls DHCP.
Cat going from WRT54GS to Switch.
5 CPUS connected to switch
2 CPUS connected to WRT54GS wirelessly

One server that is actually running 7-Pro. Basically, it is a central file server. No active directory.
6 of 7 machines running 7 pro. one machine running XP pro.

Problem: The five machines that are wired work great. The two that are wireless will not connect to any machine on network after a period of several hours. If I boot all CPU's, everything works. Give it about 12 hours and the two wireless won't see the file server, or other machines.

I moved them to static but that does not seem to work. Not a lot of traffic moving around on this network.

If I reboot the win 7 machine that is wireless, it seems to work for a couple hours again.
If I reboot the XP machine that is wireless, it does not work, have to reboot the file server machine to get it going again.

Any suggestions?

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February 14, 2012 at 09:34:52
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Try to change the channel used to broadcast the wireless signal on the router. By default that usually is channel 6, choose channel 2 or 11 at a side of the band. Sometime interferences from other sources may affect the overloaded channel 6.

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February 14, 2012 at 10:04:23
This is a CPU =

Therefore you can not wireless them.....................

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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February 14, 2012 at 12:38:16
On the servers network interface card [nic] review the power option. It should be set to disabled so windows does not put the nic to sleep.

Do the same for the wifi interfaces.

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