On 30 Mar 2007 13:54:25 -0700, "kimiraikkonen"
>Dear Jeff, i gave the needed technical informations, eventhough you do
>not need i want to give some info,
>My router is US Robotics 9109 MaxG ADSL2+ router.
Please do not assume that I have read all your previous messages.
>my problem is: While surfing or
>downloading, data transfer stops and i cannot receive or send packets,
>wi-fi icon which is on the taskbar stops lighting as it should
>indicate data transfer, but data transfer stops, FREEZES.
I can't tell from here what is causing the freezes. I'm also not
familiar with the USR 9109 ADSL wireless router.
>cannot reach to 192.168.1.1(my router) until i click ''repair'' or
>disable/enable of my wireless adapter(Broadcom BCM4318 driver
>18.104.22.168) without touching my router.
Do you have the same problem when connected directly with a CAT5
ethernet cable? In other words, is it a wireless problem or a problem
in the DSL modem or router?
Have you tried the same test with a different wireless laptop? I'm
trying to determine if the problem is in the USR 9109 or in the
>After having this kind of problem, i researched and got some answers
>about requirement of a channel change.
The only reason to change channel is to avoid interference.
Interference will not cause a hang. If sufficiently bad, it might
cause a disconnect or a difficulty in initially connecting. It's a
good idea to try different channels, but I don't think it will help.
>Then i went to web user interface of my router and changed channel to
>6 from 11. But also there are wi-fi channel number(client)s as you
>know which are in the ''device manager'' with ''advanced'' tab.
>Look at: http://www.linksysinfo.org/images/Co...m/broadcom.png
Would it be too much trouble to kindly supply the maker and model
number of the wireless client and wireless card? Without knowing the
model, it's a bit difficult to reasarch if 22.214.171.124 is the
recommended or latest Broadcom driver. Also, it would be useful to
know what country you are located as the drivers are different for
various regulatory jurisdictions.
>1st question: There 2 setting field related to channels, they are:
>IBSS channel number and WZC IBSS channel number. Should i also change
>them to channel 6??? Although they are stayed at channel 11, i was
>able to surf, although router's channel number has been set to 6
>already. Indeed, only changing router channel to 6 did not help, i
>experienced freeze(data transfer stops) problem again :(
Ok, now I see what you're doing. In Infrastructure mode, you do NOT
change the channel on the client. The access point controls the
channel number. In Ad-Hoc mode, which you are NOT using, the channel
is changed. If you are using Wireless Zero Config, you will find that
the various channel numbers in the wireless device properties, will
change by themselves when connected to an infrstructure access point.
>2nd question: As i am not using Ad hoc(computer-to-computer), these
>IBSS channel numbers are wi-fi adapter driver channel settings are
>needless for me? (I'm connecting the net wirelessly through my router
Well, I found this almost useless explanation of the various settings.
This looks better:
I'm not 100% sure (and too lazy to check) but I'm fairly sure that
IBSS Channel number is only settable on the client in Ad-Hoc mode. In
infrastructure mode, which you're using, it's only a channel
indicator, not a channel setting.
>Also, as i am carefull, i do not use neighbours wireless networks,
>because i always check SSID name which i am surfing through.
Assumption, the mother of all screwups. If you have your wireless
client set to "connect to any available network", it will magically
roam and connect to anything that it finds. Some older wireless
clients will do the same if you set the connection SSID to "ANY".
>Freeze problem is about wireless connection , not computer freeze.
Prove it by substitution. Replace parts and pieces or your system and
see if it persists. That's very difficult to do with an all-in-one
DSL modem/router/wireless. You may need to borrow a replacement for
>As i am new to wireless i supposed that wireless channel changes
>should be made both for router and wi-fi adapter? What is the correct?
No. It is NOT correct. The wireless access point sets the channel
number. The wireless client follows the channel number set by the
wireless access point.
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