Linksys Wireless Adapters :: WMP54Gv4 Causes System Crash With Airport Extreme
Jan 4, 2010
I had been using my Linksys wireless-G PCI adapter WMP54Gv4 in a PC running XP (SP3) and an Airport Extreme wireless router for the past 4 or 5 years without any issues. Then recently, my wireless signal had become flaky on all client machines (on both PC and various Macs, which reported weak signal and kept dropping and searching for a new PPPoE from my DSL line). AT&T verified our line was fine and even sent a new modem but troubles persisted, so I bought a new Airport Extreme last week. This solved the network reliability issue on the Macs just fine.
However, the PC with the WMP54Gv4 adapter now crashes whenever the new Airport Extreme is turned on. There have been no hardware or software changes on the PC, yet it now reliably produces a BSOD stating "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". This crash also happens when booting in safe mode with networking. I can avoid the system crash when booting in safe mode without networking or booting normally without my Airport Extreme turned on, though I do see this error: "Linksys Wireless Network Monitor: Access violation at address 0040756D in module EMP54Gv4.exe"
So I cannot run any tests of the PCI card on the machine when the wireless network is on, since the operating system crashes.
The evidence thus points to an explanation where my wireless network from the new Airport Extreme is tripping up the operation of the linksys wireless card in a way that XP hates. I know the wireless network is OK, since it works fine on my Macs. I confirmed that my driver (v22.214.171.124) is still listed as current for this PCI card, so it's not a matter of having an out-of-date driver.
Here's another observation that may be relevant: When I first started using the new Airport Extreme with WPA2 protection, the PC could run without crashing, but it could not connect to the wireless network. I also had trouble connecting via my Macs. Then I switched the Airport Extreme to use WPA/WPA2 security, which is when the network-based PC crashing ensued (though the Macs can now connect just fine).
I've recently purchased an E4200, and while it works great, I'd like to use my Apple Airport Extreme (2nd generation) to extend my network to another part of the house that doesn't get as great of a signal. I've become very frustrated trying to accomplish it, and I'm not sure if the problem is more from the Linksys end, the Airport end, or if it's just me.
I have a E4200v2 i also have a Airport Extreme I want to use this to extend my wireless range in my house? I've played around a little tring to configure the Airport extreme but can't seem to get it to connect to my E4200v2? Can you mod the Airprt Extreme with dd-wrt or something that might unlock some of the features?I can't stand the interface. The E4200v2 is brand new.
I have an airport extreme router connected in my basement. My family room Ethernet connection is connected directly to the airport extreme. I can access the internet by Ethernet in the family room just fine.What I want to do is use a WRT31N as a switch in my family room so I can connect Mulitple Ethernet devices to the network. I'm having a hard time doing this. How to set up the linksys router? The airport extreme ip address is 10.0.1.1. I tried setting the linksys to 10.0.1.2 and turning off dhcp, but didn't work.
For the past year my wireless has been working great and I have being playing games/doing homework with no hassle. Yestetday my internet connection became very slow. After countless restarts, router/modem resets nothing has changed and I only get like 5kb of download speed. Since my internet connection was lost naturally I unplugged the wireless card and re-plugged it, didn't change anything. After that I restarted my computer, but nothing changed. AFTER THAT I unplugged my router, then reset my router to factory settings, which did not change anything. Since everything was backed up I thought I would reinstall Windows 7 to nuke any hidden problems. After 2 reinstalls of Windows 7, nothing has changed. Next I had Comcast reset my connection with them which did not work. Though it did work with my brothers desktop. After some more time just fiddling around my connection went back to lightning speeds. no.....4 hours later my connection went dead.At all times my computer will see my network but it either will not connect to it or it is really really slow now.
Computer info: Apple Airport Extreme router Hawking HWUN3 Wireless USB ASUS P6T Motherboard
I have a rev. 1.0 Cisco E2000 router that is decent but when it comes to things like streaming video it severely lacks (especially when talking about HD quality). I know that the router is not really setup for that and it was more of an impulse buy when my old WRT54G v6 died on me. Anyways, I recently got $150 in gift cards to Apple and was thinking of spending it on the Airport Extreme as my wife has a 13" Macbook Pro and we plan on replacing out aging desktop PC with an iMac 21". Originally the gift cards were meant to go to the purchase of the iMac but car repairs and other things got in the way and so that has been put off indefinitely. However, I would LOVE to get a new router, especially simultaneous dual-band.
Quick edit: Things I am looking for in a router.... - SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND - USB connection - Relatively cheap cost (less than $150 would be awesome!) - Reliable - Good throughput for streaming and gaming
I have an Apple Extreme Router on the second floor of my house where the modem is. I am trying to get wifi signal in the living room in the first floor area on the other side of house. I have an Apple AirPort express halfway from the living room extending the Extreme's wifi signal, however this is not enough.I bought an Amped Wireless SR10000 repeater which i placed in the living room and was picking up the wifi from the express fine, however after one day of use, the devices would not connect unless I set a static ip from within the device. I am guessing there is some sort of DHCP conflict in the setup.I tried turning off the DHCP from the Amped Repeater but it still would not lease out IP's (I thought in doing so, the main 2nd fl extreme router would be the one in control).
Currently I have the modem into an apple airport extreme, this provides WiFi to the whole house + has a NAS drive connected to it...I have two x box's on the top floor of the house... One is currently wired to one of the airport extremes LAN ports...Now what I am trying to achieve - the second xbox is an old one so needs to be plugged in by cable too... (and I don't want two cables through the house). I have an old Netgear wpn824v2 router. Now so far I plugged the ethernet cable from airport x into one of the lan ports on the Netgear...Then both xboxs are wired into the netgear... The netgear has basically nothing setup on it - no security etc... ip address is on the same network as DHCP router.Netgear has upnp and dhcp disabled...Now stand alone one xbox at a time, the connection is actually faster than I have ever achieved, the full 50mb - but if i wire up my laptop to the netgear and use the internet at the same time the xbox lags like hell, so obviously not tried both xboxs together yet as it will just cause lag!
*modem* ----- wired to --------- -----airport extreme(provides WiFi to house)* ----- Wired to -- -----*NAS drive* --- AND--- -----*top floor to the second router - Netgear* ---wired to --- ----*2 Xbox's
I have recently moved to a remote area and am using a verizon Jetpack 4620L as an internet connection.I would like to continue using my Airport Extreme in bridge mode to extend my network and to also use my wireless printer and scanner easily.
in our office we have an Internet connection 20Mb upload and 20Mb download from XO our ISP provider.When my users connect using an ethernet cable to there laptops they get a speed of 18.34 download and 18.15 upload ping 7ms according to Speedtest.net.But when they connect using the wifl Access point Apple Airport Extreme they get the download speed 10.7 Mb and upload 14.5 Mb.Why such a difference in speed to the Internet? Is there a setting on the port on the Cisco SLM248G that I need to set for which the Access point is connected to.
I just bought the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home, 1TB network hard drive for my home network and I cannot put files on the hard drive. The hard drive is connected to my Apple Extreme Airport router, and I can see the hard drive when I go to network on my Windows 7 computer, but when I try to put something in/open it, it gives me "error code 0x80070035 The network path was not found." Im not sure if it is my router
I recently purchased two of these units. One used with a quad core AMD rig and another with a single core AMD rig. Both systems are running Windows 7 but the older single core system is having issues. I noticed that I keep hearing the sound of a USB device being disconnected but wasnt sure what it was until I noticed when I try to copy large files over wireless the AE1000 disconnects from my system like I've unplugged it. I've swapped the two units and it didn't solve the problem. My newer quad core doesn't experience the issue at all. I've also tried different USB ports but that doesn't solve the issue either.
We bought an Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SpeedBooster (WPC54GS: [URL] for an laptop ( HP Pavilion dv6137eu : [URL] for my sister. at the specifications of the laptop, it tells me (translated): Pc card slots: 1 ExpressCard/54 slot (also supporting ExpressCard/34) first question: is that slot the right one, fitting the cisco wpc54gs?
if we bought the right thing, whats wrong then? : The problem is, she installed everything like how its told in steps 1a-g of: steps [URL] then she plugged in restarted like the next step told. even after a new restart, the laptop seems to not recognise the card. even the power light isn't light up. Is the power light only light up when its also installed and recogised by the computer? or does it have to light up from the moment its connected to the slot? we couldn't also find it at the device manager:
the network adapters we found are, i think, the build in ones. at what folder at the hardware tree had the card in de bus has to appear? i dont know what the only device thats not recognised here, must be, but we cant install it with the cdrom of the cisco card, so i dont thing it is the cisco card?
I came into an old Win 7 computer (64-bit) with a WMP54G v4.0 wireless card in it. Apparently the driver had already been installed previously but when I booted the computer it didn't acknowledge the existence of the card or drivers. I installed the driver from here[url]... and restarted the computer when prompted (the card was already in the computer). Upon restart the setup was supposed to complete, but it never came up. When I re-ran the setup it just said the driver is already installed.The card still isn't being recognized, scanning for new hardware in the device manager doesn't bring it up. There is an entry for a "Network Controller" with no driver installed, it may be the WMP54G but trying to manually install the driver doesn't work. Windows just says it can't find the driver even when I point the install wizard right to its location.
I've purchased a wmp600n pci adapter january this year and installed it with no problems and did not encoutner a single problem with it until today. I use windows 7 64bit.
I've just came back from a 3 week absence and turned on my computer for the first time since i left. I notice that I have no wireless connection. So i go to network connections and realize that my wireless adapter dosent even show up..only my lan card. So i check my device manager, and under network adapters, i can see my wireless adapter, but with an exclamation mark next to it. I check the properties, and under the status box, it gives me this message.Your computer's system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35).
So i do what it says, and flash my bios to the latest version. After the update, I check the device manager, and the error message is still there. I check my wireless adapter driver version and it is v3.0.2, which is the latest version according to the linksys driver download webpage. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the adapter but no luck there. I also checked to see if maybe there was a problem with my pci slot and that was not the problem because I was able to use my older wireless adapter.
I noticed that my router 7200 was reboot for a bus error. The error occurred while the system was operational. After the restart the router works properly for more than 6 days.
This is the sh ver:
Cisco IOS Software, 7200 Software (C7200P-IPBASEK9-M), Version 15.0(1)M4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Technical Support: [URL] Copyright (c) 1986-2010 by Cisco Systems, Inc. Compiled Thu 28-Oct-10 22:57 by prod_rel_team
Seems that the error "System returned to ROM by bus error at PC 0x2E0BF30, address 0x0" should be a special type of bus error crash is when the crash is caused by a corrupted program counter (PC). The PC value is the location of the instruction which the processor was executing when the bus error occured. In this case, the PC has jumped to the address 0x0 (probably because of a null pointer), but this is not where the instruction is located.
Can I consider this as a processor memory parity errors and wait for a second parity error before I replace anything?
I got some unexpected System crash, and this happens to 2 different routers on the same network.. (We suffer a Crash and change the router, happens the same to the new router after some time, maybe 40 minutes!!)
Here is the last console report for the new router....
Preparing to dump core... 4w1d: %SYS-2-WATCHDOG: Process aborted on watchdog timeout, process = IP NAT Age
i have acer travelmate2350. i want to use internet in my laptop by wireless but i am getting a message "no supported wireless adapters available in the system" on the icon of wireless (red cross is also showing).
I have many WiSM WLC's running 126.96.36.199. One WLC was rebooted few days ago but there was no crash file and nothing in logs say why this issue happened.There was a power problem at the same time the WLC rebooted (some switches and PE's was rebooted as well) but if it is a power issue why only one WLC inside the WiSM rebooted and the other WLC is still working fine with no reboot?I have 5 WiSM modules connected to the same 6500 box, only one WLC was rebooted which indicates a crash but no crash file registered for it.Is there anyway I can find the reason why that WLC was rebooted?
Was online the other night when my network suddenly dropped out on me. I assumed it was the router, not my computer, so I restarted it and got nothing. Same with my modem. Then I completely reset the router and, obviously, lost the network I had set up. Didn't realize until today, when I downloaded the setup instructions and reinstalled the router with a new network that the problem might actually be with my computer. I can use the ethernet port to access the web both with the direct line from the modem and when using a line through my router, I just can't get my computer to work on the network I set up. I know the network is valid because it works with my smart phone and a couple of other devices. On my Mac, it shows up in the list of available networks and has full signal strength. Diagnostics in network preferences gives me the following message: "AirPort has a self-assigned IP address and may not be able to connect to the Internet."
I have just recently replaced my Netgear router with an EA3500 and have it bridged t an Airport Express. From there I have an ethernet cable attached to an AV receiver (Pioneer 1021k), but all to often now with this new router to use any of the features of the receiver ie Airplay, iOS app remote, I must restart the router EVERY time. This is frustrating because the these issues were never present with the netgear router.
I added an airport express wirelessly to my E3000 network at home. Other wireless devices (laptop) sometimes have issues seeing it within the network. If these devices are wired in the network they don't have any issues seeing the airport express. Is there any special configuration I need to do to my E3000 so that wireless devices can see each other? I also had the same issue with my ps3 for streaming from wireless laptop to wireless ps3.
When it comes to networking and require some advice on setting up my wrt61on router with my airport express. I have managed to get it all connected up and working but am suffering frequent dropouts while streaming music. I have done a little reading and have tried changing a few settings on the router but have found no improvement. My set up is as follows.
-Modem connected to WRT610N Router -Desktop Computer connected to network via wusb600N dongle -Airport Express connected via wif -Using Iphone 4 as remote
Is there a way where i can set up the airport express on a total different frequency to everything else in the house i.e laptops iphones etc to prevent these cutouts.