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Linksys ad-hoc wireless network problem

By A-Baum ·
I have 2 machines participating in a wireless ad-hoc network. 1 machine is a 466mhz XP desktop with a Linksys WMP11 internal PCI wireless card. The other is a 266mhz 98SE desktop with a WUSB11 ver. 2.5 (external USB wireless adapter). The computers are 25ft away from each other and my signal strength has never exceeded 13%. Also, within half hour of one of the machines being rebooted, I lose the wireless connection completely. At that point I can not ping the other machine. This is in a residential home with no obvious interference between the two wireless NICs. I have the latest drivers and firmware for both NICs. I have no way of knowing if the problem lies in one of the NICs or both, or if there is significant interference that I don't know about. Is the ad-hoc (no WAP) design the problem? Do I need a WAP for decent performance? Anyone experience this kind of thing? I'd appreciate any help, thanks.

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by A-Baum In reply to Linksys ad-hoc wireless n ...

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by dcosgrove In reply to Linksys ad-hoc wireless n ...

You can use infrastructure without WAP. You will just need to create workgroups and ips. I dont think that's your problem though. Are you using any type of access point or router?

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by A-Baum In reply to Linksys ad-hoc wireless n ...

I am not using any access point. It was my understanding that I needed to use ad-hoc if there is no WAP, and that I can't use infrastructure mode without some access point. I just have 2 wireless machines in a peer to peer network.

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