VPN Intermittently disconnecting over excellent wireless signal.

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by maestro1, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. maestro1

    maestro1 Guest

    I have a wireless 802.11g laptop that sometimes doesn't want to connect to
    VPN (USING Server2K3 SBE) while Desktop landline PC connects fine. Wireless
    connection is fine and can browse web at high speed. Maybe 2-3 days a week i
    get errors when signing into VPN. The errors seem to blame the host server,
    however there aren't any errors on Server. Nothing but very stable reports.

    Any ideas or comments are welcome. Thank you.
    maestro1, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. This can be caused by interference from other wireless devices. I was
    recently using a laptop wirelessly with a very strong signal and no problems
    for quite a while. Someone walked in the conference room with a cordless
    phone and I got dropped like someone had flipped the off switch on the WAP.

    I would check for anything you think could be causing interference, and
    failing that, try changing the channel on the WAP.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Nov 16, 2005
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  3. maestro1

    maestro1 Guest

    Yes sir, I'm aware of other devices giving my wireless connection a poor
    signal, however my wireless connection never seems to drop or be low at any
    time. There isn't any specific pattern, but for some reason sometimes when
    connecting to the VPN it doesn't want to authenticate or log on. I've
    checked the RRAS service and tried logging on in other remote locations with
    no problem. I thank you for your input, but if there is anything else you
    can share then I again would appreciate it.

    mark hidalgo.
    maestro1, Nov 17, 2005
  4. It seems to me that you've narrowed the problem to the laptop since you're
    not having connectivity issues from the desktop PC. In that case, I'd be
    looking at updated NIC drivers, settings in the NIC configuration (I'd start
    by making sure it's set at the default), and checking for similar problems
    on the NIC mfr's web site.

    I support 2 brands of laptops that use Intel cards, and both mfrs have
    recently released driver updates for older cards that address common
    problems. So even if yours is not an Intel, I'd update the drivers to see
    if that helps.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Nov 17, 2005
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