Hello ECE blogger readers!
Once again I’m here with a technical issue that was tough to trace and eliminate. It involved a Symbol MC50 PDA and a Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter. The trouble I had was reconnecting the PDA to the access point in ad-hoc mode. It was possible to get an initial connection by setting up an ad-hoc network with the PDA, enabling the wireless on the PC and then they would be connected. However, once the wireless link was broken, they would never reestablish a connection.
How can we fix this? This problem was remedied by completely uninstalling the Linksys wireless connection utility. Unfortunately, this also uninstalls the Linksys USB driver which we do need. However, it is possible to just simply reinstall this USB driver without needing to install the wireless connection utility.
Where can you find the USB driver? When the wireless utility is installed, it creates a folder on the C:/ drive called “Linksys Drivers”. In that folder there will be a drivers directory from which the USB driver can be taken from and installed.
Once these two steps are done, the whole connection is more stable (I’ll talk more about this in a future tech report), and reconnection is not a problem.