USB Wireless adapter/Router Issue

February 26, 2009 at 15:41:38
Specs: Windows XP SP3
I am using a Linksys WUSB54GC adapter which is connecting to a Linksys WRT54G2 router. Whenever I disconnect and then try to connect again it hangs on waiting for network to be ready. However, when I unplug the adapter from the USB port and plug it back in connects without any problems. I have checked the router, including upgrading the firmware, and everything seems to be set up correctly. It doesn't seem to be an issue with the wireless security settings since it is able to connect after the adapter has been unplugged. There is also a laptop connected the router wireless without any problems. This seems to indicate either the USB adapter or Windows is causing the issue. There are no updated drivers on the Linksys site for the adapter. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#1
February 26, 2009 at 16:47:41
Try a static IP instead of DHCP.

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#2
February 26, 2009 at 22:25:16
Thanks for the reply, I've tried setting everything to static IPs and still have the same problems. I think it is due to quirky drivers, Linksys states on their site that the wireless utility included with the adapter has issues automatically reconnecting on XP with SP2 and SP3, here is a link to page where I found that information http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin... According to this page they are coming out with an update to fix the issue.

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#3
February 27, 2009 at 05:44:13
According to that site, the fix will be available on the 27th, which is today.

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