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Problems with packets locking up network

By joekoons ·
I have set up a Windows Server 2003 Network. We have decided to go wireless and since then we have had problems. Every morning we have to reboot the routers to get the network going. Once you do that it works for a while but then the networks get inundated with packets from an unknown source which locks up the network. You can't access the LAN or the Internet. I have several Linksys wireless gateways in place in the building. Is there anything that I can do to find out what is causing the problem?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Problems with packets loc ...

Sniff the network to see what is causing a broadcast storm would be my first advice.

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by joekoons In reply to Problems with packets loc ...

What sniffer would you suggest?

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by ReWrite In reply to Problems with packets loc ...

How secure are the gateways? Is the traffic coming from a source outside of your network (like someone hacking in)? If you do not restrict access to specific macs or use wep or still have the default ssid's set up I would check and correct those issues first. The packet sniffer might even point you to this. There are tons of packet sniffers available. Just do a search on the net for "packet sniffers". There are some good free ones and some good commercial ones.

Cheers.

RW

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