I've just got home from setting up a computer belonging to a colleague
It involved formatting the Hard Drive and reinstalling Win XP plus
their Linksys USB WiFi device.
Everything is working fine apart from the WiFi. I've set up quite a
few in my time but this one has me stumped. The software is installed
and it's running but the Wireless connection doesn't work all the
It finds the wireless network which has excellent signal strength and
quality but every few minutes the Linksys tool says it's connected to
the wireless access device but not connected to the internet. The IP
address falls off (I've tried manually assigning one or just using the
auto-assigned one but that doesn't help) and it says it's connected to
the network but not to the internet.
Oddly I downloaded the 200+Mb version of Service Pack 2 and it keps
saying it was connected and working properly and then a few minutes
later that it's connected to the network, but not the internet. The
download continued throughout, even when it said it wasn't connected
to the internet.
I'm not used to Linksys kit, and the Linksys client I downloaded was
quite simple to use. WEP/PSK is set up and working properly and there
is another laptop in the house connected to it which has no problems
The DHCP lease is set to 0, which it says is 24 hours so I'm stumped.
Any pointers on why the IP keeps falling off, even with excellent
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