I have a WRT160Nv2 Cisco Linksys router running in mixed mode. Other computers can connect wirelessly to it fine, some using N some using G but all of them Windows.
I now need to connect some MacBooks wirelessly but am having trouble. The time to ping the router is highly variable, ranging from less than a millisecond to several thousand milliseconds, meaning sometimes the internet is usable and other times everything times out. This happens on two MacBooks a few generations apart. It works fine when connected via ethernet.
I also have a WAG54G2 which I have attempted to connect in order to extend the network as I know the MacBooks work with this router. Neither router has a bridging mode as far as I can tell, which means that this is unlikely to work.
When I plug the WAG54G2 into the WRT160Nv2 and then connect to the WAF54G2 with a MacBook the internet works perfectly fine on all machines until I launch Adium when the internet breaks for everyone until I unplug the WAG54G2 when after a short period of time the internet works again.