I have a new wireless setup in my house. LinkSys 802.11g access point with a LinkSys 802.11b ethernet bridge in another room with a small LAN in it. But it's really unreliable. I measured by doing pings once a second; in the past 12 hours I've had a total of 960 failed pings spanning 120 discrete outages.

I wouldn't mind the occasional lost packet but this kind of network lossage is playing hell with some connection-oriented Windows applications we use. Very annoying to have your terminal session terminated. And web page loads fail a surprising amount.

Is this typical?

Ken noticed that all the outages are either 6 seconds or 11 seconds. Is that some sort of connection reestablish timeout?

  2003-02-26 03:50 Z