JGM:Sounds more like a conflict between the USB adapter and the wireless access
Yes, but if that were the case, I would really expect that the same unit
would have the same problems at my house. The main difference is, I think
(I've no info at this time on the wireless router) the wireless router
itself. Other than that, the same machine stays on, is fast, for... a
JGM:Some things to look at might be:
JGM:IPv6 settings on Vista:
JGM:Disabling IPv6 might simplify networking on this system, although it seems
JGM:unlikely that your client is attempting to use ipv6. Still, IPv6 has been
JGM:known to cause problems with Cisco VPN connections.
I did think to try that, as I was quite sure IPV6 would not be used
JGM:Enable Path MTU (Black-hole router detection):
JGM:Or you could just set your MTU to an arbitrary small value:
Did not try that.
JGM:Also, I would have look for wireless adapter driver updates, and firmware
JGM:updates for the wireless access points.
Have not yet investigated these options.
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JGM:David Houston wrote:
JGM:> Home wireless users,
JGM:> I'm attempting to help someone with an intermittent problem.
JGM:> The OS is Vista Home on an HP laptop/tablet. Has worked fine, still works
JGM:> in other locations fine (including my house, which is also Burl Telcom).
JGM:> The wireless on the laptop is a USB type as the original failed (but
JGM:> again, this same machine, no changes, is fine at my home).
JGM:> Problem is that most often, user attempts to connect to the Internet and
JGM:> gets no connection (the big Red X shows on the outgoing connection), or
JGM:> the connection is so painfully slow as to be unusable. Ping usually gets
JGM:> me a time out.
JGM:> A Mac user at the same location, using the same wireless routers can, at
JGM:> that same time, get on and go with no problems. No other users in the
JGM:> house at this time.
JGM:> If the router is rebooted, it seems to work ok... for a while. That
JGM:> "while" ranges from 5 minutes to 5 hours, usually 5 minutes. Then, they
JGM:> have to do it all over again.
JGM:> I'm not a Vista expert. I did look around, did not see anything obviously
JGM:> Question: any other Burlington Telcom users that might have tips for
JGM:> Vista/Vista Home in this or similar configuration? Any particular
JGM:> settings I should look at?
JGM:> David Houston
JGM:> University of Vermont
JGM:> Phone: (802) 656 2013
JGM:> "You are nestled in our hearts forever"