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Title: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on November 30, 2008, 03:47:11 PM
As most people with this piece of junk :-[ I lost the signal aswell quite often, once a day.
So frustrating..
I disabled UPnP (at ADVANCED, ADVANCED NETWORK)
Been rock solid for 4 days now.
Folks! Read on page 6, Reply nr 78.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 01, 2008, 04:46:00 PM
Could very well be an app on your PC then that causes it...
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: funchords on December 01, 2008, 07:55:48 PM
Could very well be an app on your PC then that causes it...
Triggers it, maybe, but a UPNP app shouldn't cause a signal loss except intentionally.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 02, 2008, 10:50:39 AM
Still no signal drop-outs. Steady, strong signal. It has never been this rock-solid since I turned UPnP off.
An app that "talks" to UPnP so it does something with the DIR-655?
Well, eather that, or UPnP itself when activated goes nuts, but right, it should not affect, but obviously, it does.
Anyways DLINK-staff, here is the cause off these d*rn signal drop-outs so many is fighting with and is making life miserable. Speed up a new firmware please..
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 04, 2008, 02:50:42 PM
First drop out today, strange in the logg (rinsed it) but overall, less dropouts since disabling UPnP:
1760 Log Entries:
Priority   Time   Message
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:44:01 2008   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:43:27 2008   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:52 2008   Above message repeated 1 times
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:18 2008   Wireless restart
[WARN]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:12 2008   A network computer (VARMEPUMPEN) was assigned the IP address of 192.168.1.197.
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:02 2008   Porsche: Wireless system with MAC address 001CF0EC5990 secured and linked
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:02 2008   Porsche: Wireless system with MAC address 001CF0EC5990 associated
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:42:02 2008   Above message repeated 1 times
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:41:44 2008   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:41:10 2008   Above message repeated 1 times
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:52 2008   Log viewed by IP address 192.168.1.199
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:36 2008   Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:14 2008   Stored configuration to non-volatile memory
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:13 2008   Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:13 2008   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:13 2008   Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:13 2008   guest: Unlock AP setup
[INFO]   Thu Dec 04 23:40:13 2008   primary: Unlock AP setup
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 04, 2008, 04:16:09 PM
My best bet is there is either an anomaly in your network or the device is defective.

Which firmware (try flashing again)? Network: Double NATting (router and modem), double DHCP (idem...)? Other specific settings on modem, does the modem log show strange traffic??
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 02:05:31 AM
Hi EddieZ.
Latest Firmware, and no special settings or configs with it.
I  have the same trouble with this as so many others, WIFI comes and goes.
My hunch was that the UPnP somehow restarted the WIFI, that why I disabled it. It helped, but not 100% since it "died" yesterday again. But with UPnP it died atleast once a day. now it was up for several days, so a small step forward.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 02:10:37 AM
Maybe I should add that I trashed a LINKSYS WGS of the same reason, WIFI up and down..
Bought the DIR-655, same headache, come to think of that now..
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 10:06:22 AM
Signal gone again.
This one will be envirement food, no more D-Link.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 05, 2008, 10:08:24 AM
Try RMA it. Malfunctioning products do occur once in a while, regardless of the brand.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 11:40:57 AM
hi EddieZ. I appriciate your effort, but my life is to short for toys.
DLINK should be sold at Toys4us.
I will trash this into the woods.
So many people says the same about DLINK.
It is stone dead now, no matter what I do. No WIFI at all.
Tried it all...and I paid for this...crap..
Oh..it came alive again..Ghostbusters?
It has its own life, signal comes and goes..I have a wireless cpu 1 meter away from the DIR655, I could have a cable at the distance, so much for the wifi..
DLINK should have label on their stuff:
" WIFI will expire if you leave the room where the DIR655 is located".
I had the same sh*t with Elgato. After a struggle they admit " well..there is a small problem with the Turbo"
Small problem!! it did not work! Now they upgraded the firmware. Iīll be honest and frank EddieZ. I have worked with US companies. It is all about the money, regardless what. Putting a product on the market, not ready, does not matter, sell..and sell, and you and me get the headache and a hole in the wallet.
Nope. I stick now to EU products, I dunno if the moral is better, but atleast I can bark at them a closer distance. I sometimes pays them a visit, selling me crap things..I know my nuts and bolts, not an entirely IT-invalid, so I now when a product is crap. DLINK is...avoid..avoid avoid..My DLINK is fairly new...aarrrgh..
=)


Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 05, 2008, 11:55:32 AM
My router works without flaws. Sorry to hear yours doesn't. But remember that wireless connectivity entails more than only the router. Too easy to put the blame on the product because others are having issues of some kind because we just can't see how much knowledge they really have. And unfortunately you still need some basic knowledge to set up a device and even more to solve issues. And defects can still occur.

Look through the forum and you will find a lot of tips on how to optimize the connectivity.
Is it D-links fault that neighbouring networks (or other interfering devices like DECT or microwave)  transmit on the same channels? Just try different channels manually, check positioning (heavy concrete walls kille every signal) and not unimportant: fiddle around with the antenna's. When one antenna covers the signal pattern of the other they will conflict heavily...
In your case there really seems to be an anomaly in the network or the router is just broken. You might even wanna try reflashing. Sometimes bits can do strange things.

But if it's really broken....s**t happens, even with a Roll Royce.

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 01:04:31 PM
Ha-haaa.so right. I have a porsche, Mercedes, and BMW, Them MB is the worst, Porsche second, the BMW
seems to unbreakable.

Sitting with a laptor right besides the DIR655, signal comes and goes, just as many describes.
Another laptop the DIR655 "talks" to 2 levels down (use to) can not picked up now by the DIR 655.

Buying something else, looking, tought I go for quality, money not a problem, found something around
10.000€ OK.company pays.why not..that must work..it is a dlink!..noway!
D-Link 24-Portar Switch DWS-3024 10/100/1000 (Wireless)   90789 SEK (about 10.000€)
No..this toy is back to environment, maybe in next life it will be something that works..
My life is way to short to stuggle with this.
EddieZ..before this  I bought Belkin N1 vision.
That rascal did not even work with lan-cables!
I called first friend. a LAN teacher at IBM..
Heīs answer. crazy, replace it. I did.
Same thing, no go with lan cables.
Called the engineers at IT at one of our Swedes cell-phones-companies.
he said: replace the Belkin, did so,,
same thing, no go.
Then Belkin confess.."well..hrmm..it might not work all the time, the N1 vision, a small problem still"
A new  firmware is coming..wait..WAIT! I need tho have things up and running.Now!

IMHO..I think all the WIFI stuff has some kind of problem the manufacturers are aware about, but they put their crap on the market just for the money, no matter what.
Now, because of me, Belkin has to write that the N1 is not working all the time..(here in Sweden)
DLINK is next to the confession stand..
But they have to be dragged there.."Oh..have you pulled our pants down, ?! yes we surrender,, we sold a not perfect thing, but we did get your money!"
It is just a reversed way of shoplifting EddieZ and DLINK has the highest scores about reversed shoplifting = selling crap to customers.
Just  google " DIR655 looses signal" or similar."Drops" dies"..
Anyways. you been a good buddie EddieZ, appriciated, but DLINK is for me is history, for ever, sayonara, arrividerci, adios, "dra åt helvete" (last is swedish)  in good ol english f*ck of dlink.
I could tell you another story about Raymarine and GPS 120 and crap stuff.
My nick is "Ljungbergarn", look here:
http://my.boatus.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=63086&PN=1&get=last
Raymarine sold a defect product, just as Dlink, they did not even replace even that it has warranty..
" not every one is defect" mine is! " can you proof that?" says Raymarine..some a*holes.We where many buying this defect out-of-the-factory-gps antennas from RayM.
I take crap stuff to the limit with the manufacturers, if they sell sh*t, they have come to the wrong guy.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 05, 2008, 02:20:38 PM
Well, I can you stories about my previous 5-series. Unbreakable...not. Anyway the one model is still flawless. But who knows... 8)


I haven been using Linksys, Asus and now D-link for about 8-9 years now. I think we are all very opportunistic in believing that wireless is as reliable as water from the tap. Well, we both know this is not the case. And when you know IT, you know that everything can (and will) fail. That's why they invented redundancy :-)

And you can only constitute a bad product if you get a fix on the number of pure product related failures, opposed to the number of sold devices...scientifically that is, since you will find only people with issues/problesm on the net.; why post on the net if the router works OK? So saying "see how many problems on the net" is not really valid.

Good luck finding a solution that works (at the same price ofcourse otherwise it will be comparing apples and pears)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 05, 2008, 03:22:37 PM
Hi again EddieZ.
I was watching a network monitor tool.
This is so wired!
The DIR655 is set to DHCP IP range 192.168.100 to 192.168.1.199
Sitting with the laptop, with the monitor tool, the IP changed from 192.168.1.117 to....
169.254.240.50
But I still have (now) a strong signal...
Trying to renew the IP, stuck at 169.254.240.50.
Where the heck that 169.254.240.50 come from?
Life sucks, and then you marry one who doesnīt.. ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 05, 2008, 04:36:10 PM
169.254.240.50: it seems your PC/OS is not capable of getting an IP from the router. You might wanna check your installation. Also I would say that the loss of signal is not router related but comes down to a wireless driver or wireless NIC that [exploitive deleted].

or more decent:

The 169 address is obtained when the NIC cannot contact a DHCP server (and Windows allocates the 169 address to an adaptor if a DHCP lease cant be obtained). 169.254.x.x is used for Microsoft (and Apple actually) 'zeroconf' initiatives, network configuration without a server.

Usually the problem is a faulty connection: ie. faulty cable, faulty plugs on either end of cable, faulty port in NC, faulty port in router, other fault in NIC. And you are certainly trying to eliminate those possible causes in the right way by working through the combinations.

Are you 100% sure the NIC is good (i.e. have you tried it in another PC and got a connection).
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 06, 2008, 01:40:29 AM
It is a MAC I was monitoring the WIFI on.
So 169.xx is some kind of default?
Tought it was hijacked!
I tried everyting I can, rolled back Firmware, different settings,
does not matter, I can see the signal come and go.
So many others having the exact same thing, but my LINKSYS WGS54 GS acted the same..
Thats why I threw the LINKSYS into the woods and got the DIR655.
I ordered a new (#3) router today EddieZ, (no more DLINK for me, no more LINKSYS)
Trying with an Apple Extreme Airport. Has good reputation. Will see..
(No more Mercedes, No more Raymarine) he-he...The Mercedes is breaking down so often I think it is a joke, and rusts! Mercedes repaints its so often, I do not need any carwashes!
One of wheelbearings went loose, the factory had not tighten them so the tires was about to fall off!
I asked if properly tighten wheelbearings was an option, and how much would that cost?
That has a certain impact, saying so.. ;D
These WIFI routers..2 acting the same, signal comes and goes..maybe I am wrong about the DIR655?
Well, if the Apple thing acts the same, I guess I have to move into the woods myself.
 :D
Stay well EddieZ


Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 06, 2008, 02:55:24 AM
It's the 'default' (or 404 page) IP range the Operating System on your PC uses when it can not get an IP from the network device.

Keep me posted!  ;)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 06, 2008, 03:20:37 AM
Will do!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: funchords on December 08, 2008, 08:54:37 PM
Do a web-search for "Automatic Private IP Address"
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on December 09, 2008, 01:28:36 AM
Hi funchord. I Googled that, but I am not shure what good it would do?

BTW EddieZ, I canceled my order on the Airport Extreme, I Goggled on it, and it seems to drop the WIFI even more than the DIR655.
It is so strange, I can sit with a laptop right beside the DIR-655, and see the signal drops dead.


Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on December 09, 2008, 08:50:11 AM
Try to test the signal with a different NIC or laptop. And check all channels for the best match (manual setting 11 is worthless at my place, only 1 and 2 give a strong signal). And check your environment for devices that can interfere on the same channel bandwidth.

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 02, 2009, 12:09:58 PM
Hi friends, happy Forthgoing as we Swedes says!
I tried my WLAN with KisMac..signal on and off..constantly. Poor strentgh.
The log in the DIR-655 said many times
"Wireless system with MAC address xxxxxxxxxxxxxx disconnected for reason: Received De-authentication.
Had one Wirus XP machine hooked up wireless..that rascal said many times
"could not get a certificate to log on"
The Apple machines said nothing, just got disconnected..so I start to put things together..
Windows..crap stuff..can it be the Windows machine that somehow messes with the DIR-655?
I disconnected the Windows computer,, WIFI went rock solid (so far, 2 days now)
So I put on my thinkinghat and combatboots..hmmm..certificate..Googled and Googled..
I decided to upgrade the XP machine with SP 2 and SP3, and as of yet no new Windows Certificate-error messages, and no WIFI signal on or off, as of yet...WIFI certificates are in-bedded in those ServicePacks, so that seems to fix  the messages "no certificate".
It could also be SBS.."s*** Behind the Steeringwheel", because..
with DLINK a application named "D-Link RangeBooster N650 DWA-645" came along.
I use the RangeBooster and not Windows settings.
I think somehow this Rangebooster was launched twice, I had 2 active I found out.
so I have now secured that the Rangebooster application is just launched once.
I did not realize that the Rangebosster was launched in the background, so I launched it manually =SBS.
To boil this down, make sure you have SP2 and/or perhaps SP3 installed, make sure Rangebooster is not double started meaning it starts by itself, (mine does start up by itself) do not manually start it, and make sure you have unchecked in Windows "Wireless Network Connection Properties", "Use Windows to configure my wireless netowrk settings".  (I had mine unchecked=correct).
yesterday I ordered 3 new antennas to get some more DB gain from http://www.confero24.com//product_info.php?pName=5dbi-rpsma-24-ghz-omnidirectional-wlan-antenna&cName=5dbi-7dbi-24-ghz-dipole

Canīt say I am to happy ordering from a company that starts with "con". (confero)
but if they wish to "con" me on the few € for the 3 antennas I will survive that.



Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 02, 2009, 12:15:26 PM
Forgot to write that the recent EU Firmware update made my WIFI signal worse, but my "fixes" solved that,
as of yet..
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 02, 2009, 04:35:35 PM
Why not take the 9 dBi antenae in their shop?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 03, 2009, 03:22:37 AM
Hi Eddie. I must have missed the 9db antennas..darn..can not figure out if those are compatible with the DIR-655 in the Access Point Compatibility list..
Well.. day 3, signal is still rock solid, like an overdose of viagra :D
Those antennas seems to be useless now.
Signal goes 3 levels down, 100% strength.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 03, 2009, 04:15:23 AM
The 9-s are compatible also.

Interesting to see the sudden improvement. I would say one of your neighbours is on vacation  or somebody turned off a transmitting device that caused a lot of interference?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 03, 2009, 05:13:44 PM
You might be right Eddie, most folks around me are gone due holidays.
However, after my "overhauls", the signal is still is intact, except for the PECE who dropped the connection
but came back on after a reboot. The Apple machine has rock solid signal all the time, it did not before.

I still think it is the Windows cpu that somehow "talks" to the DIR-655 to  screw up the WIFI,
especially with that "no certificate" messages, will see! neighboors are soon back home.
 ;)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 04, 2009, 03:24:14 AM
Just go Vista.  ;)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 04, 2009, 06:25:10 AM
Trying my best to stay far away from Micro$ucks. Vista seems better however, but compared to Apple OS X,
Vista is still a bit  unpredictable on stability and networking.(Complicated)
Got 3 Macs and 3 XP and one Vista hooked up.
The Macs are never giving us problems but the Microsoft machines does, Vista least of them, must admit that..
So far, nock on wood, my DIR-655 is still rock solid Eddie!
Think I fixed it.

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 04, 2009, 06:45:41 AM
Perfect! Persistence does pay off!  ;D

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 07, 2009, 04:54:51 AM
A sad day, today the PECE with XP disconnected, the logg in the DIR655 said:
disconnected for reason: Received Deauthentication.
The Apple WIFI is still rock solid, it was not before, so there is a big victory.
Googling on "disconnected for reason: Received Deauthentication", it seems like many has this problem, but no solution.
I wish I could toss out this PECE and replace it with a MAC, but I can not due a certain application.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 07, 2009, 05:59:14 AM
"Received Deauthentication" usually refers to the device ending the connection, not the router.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 07, 2009, 09:51:09 AM
Right Eddie, it is darn XP machine still giving headache, but less.
Read something about disabling zero something..tried that, so far it seems to work, but to early to say.
regardless, I am glad that once I got rid of the certificate-thing that the DIR655 does not reboot or does
disconnect my WIFI any longer. Thats a good progress.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 07, 2009, 11:33:25 AM
Yeah, Windows Wireless Zero configuration has a tendency to actively roam different radio's (other devices) and disconnect in the process.  :-[ Esp. in combination with Intel chipsets.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 07, 2009, 12:03:53 PM
WZC! Forgot the name. Thanks EddieZ
That must be set to "off" as far I can get it thru Google.
Seems very stable now, but to early to tell.
I did it "off" thru "run" at "Start" found a good site with pictures so it was just to follow that.

Well, hardboiled down now:
A:WZC to "off". (or disabled)
B:Upgrade to SP2 perhaps even SP3,  so that "no certificate" pop-up-window is gone 4-ever.
C:Make shure not 2 of "Wireless connection" applications are active at the same computer.
That should result in a working DIR 655 that does not reboot or drops signal.




Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 07, 2009, 12:11:34 PM
Go to Startmenu -> Run, enter 'service.msc, find Windows Zero configuration in the Services list, right click -> Properties and change the 'Automatic start' to 'disabled',.

You're getting the hang of it  ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 07, 2009, 12:18:43 PM
Ha-haaaa..lovely EddieZ, You and I just written a manual how to get a DIR-655 to work!
 ;D

I better copy down this thread for keeps.
You shure know your "nuts and bolts"
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 07, 2009, 12:22:01 PM
Thanks... that's what happens if you've spend almost 24 years of creating your own problems on PC's  ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 08, 2009, 04:03:12 AM
Now finally my DIR655 is working perfectly.
No disconnections, no reboots, no strange pop-up-windows.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 08, 2009, 10:16:20 AM
I'll send you the invoice then.  ;)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on January 08, 2009, 11:11:10 AM
Donīt forget the VAT!
 :D

Still rock solid WIFI!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on January 08, 2009, 12:03:51 PM
Donīt forget the VAT!
 :D

Still rock solid WIFI!

We can talk about that if you don't object to a transfer to my Cayman Islands account  ;D

I'll give you some karma points :-)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 01, 2009, 02:51:45 PM
Just want to say that my DIR-655 is still rock solid.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 01, 2009, 03:15:05 PM
Smashing!

Told you not to get rid of it, thanks for sticking to it. Another happy user!  ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 20, 2009, 01:10:00 PM
a very sad day.
After a very vey long time, i am back on square one.
The DIR-655 now has no signal out at all, it comes and goes weak one, but to no use.
Shutdown the only pece, but the steady mac could not pick up the signal.
Then I tried to shut down the MAC to see of the pece could pick up the signal, just incase there is some interference, but no.
This just happend, after so long time with a rock solid signal, and no tampering whatsoever with settings or changes.
 :'(

The log says wireless restart, so it is square one now.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 20, 2009, 02:13:36 PM
I think it might have died on you. Perhaps you can RMA it.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 20, 2009, 02:56:46 PM
not a bad hunch eddieZ, warranty is overdue, and buy another DlINK, nej, njet, no.
Strange, it acts again as when it first started to to give me headache, and our "repairs" did make it works so good for so very long, canīt figure this out.
WZC again perhaps?, some update that did something?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 21, 2009, 07:04:23 AM
Or a source of interference that has returned?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 21, 2009, 07:21:00 AM
Been thinking of that Eddie, perhaps WZC thru one of those Windows frantic updates did something.?
Glad we have this thread alive, need to roll back in it to see what we did, turned it off if can recall, somehow?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 21, 2009, 07:34:37 AM
Nope, WZC still disabled, as it shall be.
Some new WIFI networks has popped up recently, wonder if that can interfere. Should not.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 21, 2009, 01:09:31 PM
Nope, WZC still disabled, as it shall be.
Some new WIFI networks has popped up recently, wonder if that can interfere. Should not.

Should not...wishful thinking  :)

Couyld also be some other source: DECT phone, electrical installations etc
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 24, 2009, 11:01:17 AM
Rock solid WIFI again...
2 new WIFI popped up in my surroundings, wonder if that did something?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 24, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
Could be on the same channel. If someone uses an illegal booster or AP (>100 mW) they can disrupt all surrounding signals. In my country (NL) you officially would need a broadcasting license for a device > 100 mW...but I can buy them easily (Senao) when I promise not to use it here  8)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 24, 2009, 01:25:48 PM
Would not surprise me if you are right as usual Eddie.
BTW, NL got some superior K1 fighters! Congratulations!
Most NL fighters at the top 5.
We got Volvos..we had SAAB, history now, Stenmark and Bjorn Borg.. ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on February 24, 2009, 02:37:12 PM
It's hard to figure out if it is true, but I would not be surprised that this occurs quite a lot.
I had a Volvo once, a 440GL "Swedish tank" in camouflage green.  ;)

Don't forget to mention Tommy Gustafson, the speed skater
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on February 28, 2009, 04:22:42 PM
A green Volvo 440GL, a true "tank".
Mounted those boost-antennas Eddie, talk about improved signal!
No need for viagra there!
So far the signal is excellent, lets give them a week or so and see what happends.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 01, 2009, 03:32:25 AM
could you send me the address you've got them from?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 01, 2009, 04:17:18 AM
of cource!
http://confero24.com/
Mybe other people has use for the link aswell.
Noticed one really big improvement.
I now have  constant 300mbps, no channel search and again a rock solid signal,
and when I use RDC (Remote desktop control) it connects twice as fast now.
To the DIR655 I bought 3 antennas, but a friend of mine borrowed one, I am only using 2 antennas, mounted them on the upper 2 antennas.
I do recommend these antennas.
Eddie, have you seen we are #2 on most wieved posts here?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 01, 2009, 04:32:57 AM
Thanks for the link. Seems a good suggestion to get some antennas. Let you know what it does for me, still aiming for 100% connection strength

#2 on the most viewed list is great  8). I think your title was a great one, marketing wise  :D

It also seems I'm the only "Ridiculous  Member" and still happy with the applaud/smite ratio  ;)

Edit: Just ordered three 9dbi RP-SMA 2.4 GHz Omni-Directional WLAN Antenna (one with magnetic for foot) for €50 incl delivery. That's cheap...  :D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 01, 2009, 05:07:32 AM
Hi Eddie.
I have now 100%, never had that 3 floors down.
Thanks for the title comment, well we did it! before our solutions, my DIR655 was more or less useless.
About "Ridiculous  Member", noticed that, very undeserved 4 you.
I noticed "karma", where do you mixture with that?
The antennas is a good bargain, absolutely!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 01, 2009, 06:13:48 AM
I guess they invented the rank "Ridiculous  Member" especially for me. "Godlike" seems to be next  ;) Possibly they guys at Dlink think I spend too much time on this board. Although actually it's about 10 minutes a day at most; type & go.

Ah well, when you've got it, flaunt it  :D

How long did it take the webshop to deliver the antennas?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 01, 2009, 07:48:49 AM
I think I got them 1, possible max 2 weeks.
Good investment!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 01, 2009, 08:02:01 AM
I took the 9 dBi ones :-)
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 02, 2009, 01:27:25 AM
Your own radiostation, you can be a DJ with those! ;D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 02, 2009, 01:46:19 AM
My relationship with one of the neighbours isn't that good (he gave me a hard time when a piece of a foundation for a dividing wall crossed his boundry with 5 cm, 1 meter underground !).  He's a real IT geek and I'll probably nuke his three routers with this signal. I also saw a very nice 500 mW amplifier if those antennas don't do the job  ;D

Update: Items shipped today. Coming from Germany, so should receive in a couple of days. Seems like a very fast company.  :D
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 05, 2009, 12:55:16 PM
Still rock solid signal.
Now is the big Q, because of the new antennas?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 05, 2009, 01:18:06 PM
Could be. Just wait two months and see  :P
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 06, 2009, 09:04:22 AM
WIFI is dead again.
Have a friend, he works with routers in his job, Swedens Foreignoffice.
he says WIFI routers are unpredictable, but my DIR 655 is just to much.
It will be envirementfood now.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 06, 2009, 09:44:50 AM
Your friend should stick to foreign affairs and not give IT advice.

Honestly, routers are not thát unpredictable. Either it is 'kaput' or you really have a interference issue in your environment.
 (example: the garbage here is collected in a very large bin outside. When they come to empty it, they use a radiocontrolled crane to dump the contents into the truck. While the guy is operating this radiocontrolled crane, you cannot even open your car with the remote in a 10 metre circle...)

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 07, 2009, 02:17:01 AM
And now the wifi is up again, drives me nuts..
 ???
It is better, before we started it could be down a long time and often.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 07, 2009, 02:36:26 AM
Just send one of the Dlink techs a PM to check if this behaviour can be caused by some malfunction inside the router...
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 07, 2009, 02:47:23 AM
Excellent Eddie.
We have tried everything that can be done, so that is the last hope.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 10, 2009, 01:57:58 PM
Just maybe something I did helped.
I "locked" the MAC-adresses and IPīs in the DIR-655 for some days ago.
So far perfect.
SETUP->NETWORK SETTINGS and  there "DHCP Reservations List"
This, togheter with the other stuff we did Eddie, might be trick.
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 10, 2009, 02:22:14 PM
Just maybe something I did helped.
I "locked" the MAC-adresses and IPīs in the DIR-655 for some days ago.
So far perfect.
SETUP->NETWORK SETTINGS and  there "DHCP Reservations List"
This, togheter with the other stuff we did Eddie, might be trick.

I have this permanantly, wouldn't be my first guess for these issues. But if it helps... great!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on March 12, 2009, 03:59:09 PM
Nock on wood Eddie, so far so good!
Seems as doing the DHCP reservation was the missing peace.
A:WZC to "off". (or disabled)
B:Upgrade to SP2 perhaps even SP3, 
so that "no certificate" pop-up-window is gone 4-ever.
C:Make shure not 2 of "Wireless connection" applications are active at the same computer.
D: "lock" the MAC-adresses and IPīs in the DIR-655
(SETUP->NETWORK SETTINGS and  there "DHCP Reservations List")
This seems to be the solution.
NO! IT IS NOT! ADMIN IS DELETING MY POSTS THAT A HAMMER RIGHT THRU THE DIR-655 is a working solution!
Look at this logg, it is absolute insane now!
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:40 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:38 2009   Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:14 2009   Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:14 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:14 2009   Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:14 2009   All Wireless shut down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:25:12 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:24:34 2009   Blocked incoming UDP packet from 79.45.94.185:13021 to 82.182.61.242:44349
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:24:07 2009   Blocked incoming UDP packet from 91.189.45.95:1053 to 82.182.61.242:53
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:23:49 2009   Above message repeated 1 times
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:20:38 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:30 2009   Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 81.233.252.179:41300 to 82.182.61.242:24927
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:28 2009   Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:24 2009   Blocked incoming TCP connection request from 81.233.252.179:41300 to 82.182.61.242:24927
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:21 2009   Above message repeated 1 times
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:04 2009   Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:04 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:04 2009   Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:04 2009   All Wireless shut down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:18:02 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:17:10 2009   Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:16:46 2009   Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:16:46 2009   Wireless restart
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:16:46 2009   Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:16:46 2009   All Wireless shut down
[INFO]   Mon Apr 06 13:16:44 2009   Wireless restart

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on March 13, 2009, 05:35:01 AM
Nock on wood Eddie, so far so good!
Seems as doing the DHCP reservation was the missing peace.
A:WZC to "off". (or disabled)
B:Upgrade to SP2 perhaps even SP3, 
so that "no certificate" pop-up-window is gone 4-ever.
C:Make shure not 2 of "Wireless connection" applications are active at the same computer.
D: "lock" the MAC-adresses and IPīs in the DIR-655
(SETUP->NETWORK SETTINGS and  there "DHCP Reservations List")
This seems to be the solution.


Great!
For WPA2 and more stable wireless upgrade to SP3.

And yes, DHCP is a great thing, but it can be ***** sometimes.

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on April 20, 2009, 01:04:58 PM
Been working pretty good so far, but yesterday one of 2 laptops lost contact with the DIR655.
The Apple laptop wifi went on/off, but the PECE was all wifi-dead, but it had in the DIR655 an IP,
but said on the PECE disconnected. Weird.Disconnected inte PECE, but in the DIR655 it was visible with an IP,
it was time to bring out the Thinking-hat and combat-boots.
Nothing in the log..confusing..so I started with a good and only guess and went lucky at strike one.
In "SETUP" and NETWORK SETTINGS" I have made DHCP reservations as mentioned as one of a combined chain of solutions earlier written here.
On the disconnected PECE (only) I pressed the Edit symbol at left (pen and pad) and then I noticed
in the "Edit DHCP Reservation" that some numbers did change. I pressed "update" and voilá, again the wifi works perfect. I know many has problems with this DIR655, but after doing these settings, it rarely drops the wifi anymore. before it drove me nuts!

Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 12, 2009, 02:40:50 AM
Here is a late update.
2 computers ( well actually one, I do not call PECE for computers)
and a Apple Powerbook of cource!
In the DIR 655 logg I can see many restarts and the PECE never connects back again after a restart.
The Powerbook does.. ;D
I googled " DIR-655 wireless restart.
So many hits! Must be a hughe DLINK-problem.
(DLINK technicians napping on the job?)
I unticked "enable auto channel scan", after reading some Google-hits.
Now there is no wireless restarts in the logg and the PECE is working fine.
So I must add an "E"
A:WZC to "off". (or disabled) (Wireless Zero Config)
B:Upgrade to SP2 perhaps even SP3,
so that "no certificate" pop-up-window is gone 4-ever. (SP2 and 3 is containing the certificates.)
C:Make shure not 2 of "Wireless connection" applications are active at the same computer.
D: "lock" the MAC-adresses and IPīs in the DIR-655
(SETUP->NETWORK SETTINGS and  there "DHCP Reservations List")
E: Disable "auto channel scan"
Now we might have a working DLINK product..
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 12, 2009, 04:44:10 AM
When I google my name there's also a large number of results. But does that make me a famous person...?  ;)

Thanks for the update. Have you already upgraded to the new firmware versions?
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 12, 2009, 10:24:19 AM
Hi there Eddie.
Yes, I have the latest FW.
Current Firmware Version : 1.21EU
Current Firmware Date : 2008/11/03
(using a crowbar on a open door eddie?) ;)

That you are not famous like DLINK, disregarding many hits, is because you are not causing people problems!
That is difference between you and DLINK. :D

100% certain now that the uncheck/untick "auto channel" keeps the PECE stable wifi-linked now.
In the logg no restarts at all. FINALLY!! NO MORE LOSEC!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 12, 2009, 12:44:56 PM
there's a new version 1.31 and new Shareport (which wil only work on 1.31). But if you are happy with the 1.22 firmware, don't change. You cannot go back once you have gone to 1.3x!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 12, 2009, 01:05:16 PM
Hmmm.
I tried to update thru http://192.168.0.1/
and it said I have the latest FW, (EU) Iīll check again Eddie!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 17, 2009, 01:18:59 PM
Well, there is no solution. After all time and efforts I have realized it is impossible to have a stable wifi-connection with the DIR655.
This is my next experiment.
I bought a ******* prosafe wireless access point.
Note, this is just a wireless access point.
I have disabled the radio in the DIR655,
hooked up the ******* as a separate radio to work as a radio with the DIR655.

We shall now see if the WLAN can become steady and working, w/o any "wireless restart" etc as the DIR 655.
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 17, 2009, 02:22:46 PM
Seems I am not first regarding swapping DIR655 and *******:
Re: MacBook 802.11n
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 6:50 PM   in response to: Flying Dutchman         

Well, I took back the ****py D-Link DIR-655, and swapped it out for a ******* WNDR3300, with duo broadcasting, so it broadcasts in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I am able to connect to the 5GHz, which is 802.11n only, and I'm still only getting 54Mbps maximum, but switching to OSX I get 300Mbps.
--------------------------------
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7059561
 

Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 18, 2009, 04:24:26 AM
day one with the *******. working perfect so far but to early to tell.
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 18, 2009, 06:39:19 AM
day one with the *******. working perfect so far but to early to tell.


So perhaps Aple and ******* do better together. Not really a big deal :-)
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 18, 2009, 08:26:34 AM
Hi Eddie.
No, it is not as you think
The ******* is not connected to a Apple.
It is connected:
*******->DIR655 (with radio off)->Internet and local net
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 18, 2009, 08:47:01 AM
When you use it as a wired AP there is not a lot that can go wrong. ;)
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 18, 2009, 09:20:37 AM
Misunderstanding again Eddie. ;)
The ******* is a single stand wireless access point.
It is like ripping out the radio in the dir-655 and replace with *******-radio.
Noticed it is a lot faster, speedier respons with the *******.

Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 18, 2009, 09:23:02 AM
Misunderstanding again Eddie. ;)
The ******* is a single stand wireless access point.
It is like ripping out the radio in the dir-655 and replace with *******-radio.
Noticed it is a lot faster, speedier respons with the *******.



Hear hear, I can get it wrong too  ;D
Title: Re: No Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 18, 2009, 10:14:06 AM
Even the sun has dark spots Eddie!
Title: Re: (No) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 18, 2009, 11:19:32 AM
Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: (No) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 19, 2009, 01:42:38 AM
Day 2 with *******. Still perfect.
I noticed it is a lot more response/faster than the DIR655.
It is a remarkable difference, but I guess for 3 times the cost of a DIR655 costs there should be a significant difference.
Bear in mind reader that the ******* is just sole radio-access-point hooked up to the DIR655.
On the DIR655 the useless radio is set to "off" so the ******* is the DIR655īs radio.
An expensive solution, but so far working better than expected.
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 19, 2009, 07:57:44 AM
Not really a comparison looking at the threefold price. This is like comparing a Fiat 500 with a BMW 330i. But great to see you found some kind of solution.
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 19, 2009, 10:55:18 AM
I rather pay for something working than buying something that give this much pain and stealing so much time.
If I calculate on spent hours of troubleshooting the DIR-655, I could probably get 5 *******s for free.
Not to mention when we for instance pay bills and all transactions went lost because the DIR655 disconnects for any of those countless times it does.
The DIR655 was my last DLINK-product.
Well well, whilst writing this..guess what happend! An alert that the PECE is disconnected..
disassociated it says in the logg..hmmmm (thinking) is it possible that the PECE sends something
that is messes up the wifi..
I shall try to do a complete new XP-install, but first see if the MAc-cpu is disconnected.
The MAC is connected, it is the PECE...
Hmm. I might be on something here.
In the PECE..settiings and power management, I have set it to never go to sleep, everyting always on.
In the BIOS I found:
Standby Timeout: 16 minutes
Auto suspend timeout : 60 minutes:
Hard Disk timeout: 15 min
Now..if I in Power management set it to be always on, how come the BIOS says something different?
Oh man..there are  lightyears between Apple and Microsucks..
this might be a casue..or the cause..part of..however the ******* never went down, the MAC was OK, but if the BIOS does something else that set in Power management it goes to sleep and does not wake up on WLAN..maybe..this is a ball to play EddieZ
Now..how do I wipe a disk in PECE?..No idea..On a MAC just insert the install CD, choose "tools" thats it..
No such on WIN XP-install CD..
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: EddieZ on May 19, 2009, 11:23:50 AM
PC is much easier: No CD, just type "format c:" and you're done  ;)
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 19, 2009, 11:36:37 AM
in that application with a black window?
Darn..is there no tools w/o DOS-language somewhere?
Thanks Eddie ;)
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: sandman on May 20, 2009, 02:42:51 AM
in that application with a black window?
Darn..is there no tools w/o DOS-language somewhere?
Thanks Eddie ;)

If you are running XP, and you have the original Windows disk, set your computer to boot from CD drive, then put in the Windows CD & restart. You will get your option to Format the drive as part of the re-install...
Of course, this takes you back to the point that XP was when the disk was created, so lots of Windows updates to get!  ::)

(I moved to Mac from PC a few months ago, and, yes, a different world!)
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 20, 2009, 03:15:17 AM
I fixed it Eddie. Seems now as the PECE with the changes in the BIOS is keeping the PECE online.
So the settings/power options in controlpanel is not affecting the BIOS..
With other words, the power option in the controlpanel is just nothing.
The power settings must be done in the BIOS.
You are like a salmon Eddie! Going against the streem, switch from OS X to PECE (yak!)
Well, I have a friend expert om computers. he installed OS X in a fast PECE,
much cheaper than an expensive MAC PRO.
Best of 2 worlds.
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 23, 2009, 11:08:08 AM
Something I wrote upset DLINK, a person Lycan who deleted something I wrote.
Lycan if you read this (before you delete it) DLINK has a very bad reputation.
Is it not time to do something about that rather than deleting posts from someone like me really trying to help frustrated people out?
That is more you can say about DLINK.
Googe "DLINK-DIR655 drops signal" (or similar) and you get plenty (PLENTY) of hits.
How come Lycan (at DLINK) we customers have to fight with your not working products, and no help at all from DLINK than deleted posts?
I wrote how I solved it, after struggeling with your DIR655 to the bitter end.
The DIR-655 won, I could not find any solution..and zero support, like so many other DLINK customers.
The permant fix was to turn off the radio in the DIR-655, buy a ******* WIRELESS ACCESS POINT, hook it up to the DIR-655.
(Like taking out the radio in the DIR-655 and install a ******* radio) and this works!
OK, the ******* costs 3 times as much as the DLINK, but the time I spent fixing the DIR655 is much more expensive.
And DLINK/ Lycan..this solution works,,the ******* radio works, not yours..well delete this now, I understand  it is major loss fror DLINK towards *******, but try to help your buyers out with better products and support instead of deleting posts, like this one.
Kindest regards
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on May 29, 2009, 12:43:42 PM
Today a really wierd thing happend.
As you know I disabled the WIFI (radio) in the DIR655 and bought a ****** Wireless access point.
This works perfect.
So today I started to notice that the ******* has some problems with the stability.
The reason was that DIR655 somehow by itself turned on the radio! (WIFI) and that inteferred with the *******.
Something for Ghostbusters?!
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: poker on June 05, 2009, 11:35:02 AM
My ******* WLAN is working excellent! ;D
Now another problem. Trying in the DIR-655 to add a port.
When pressing SAVE CHANGES, it does not save it.. Trying to look for a newer firmware for EU, but take a look at a DLINK EU homepage, I have never ever seen anything so messy in my life, not even when WWW started..
Take a look at DLINK UK for example:
http://www.dlink.co.uk/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=DLinkEurope-GB/DLGlobalLandingDetail&cid=1197318962104&p=1197318962104&pagename=DLinkEurope-GB/DLWrapper
Where to find support/download there?
Title: Re: (A) Possible solution for the signal drop outs
Post by: Lycan on June 05, 2009, 12:18:17 PM
Poker,
I'm glad you found a work-around. If our products are not meeting you're expectations, please let us know. We are a large company and unfortunatly slow to move. When a fix is needed, it takes time because of all the parts involved.

-Lycan.