Linksys WRT54G issue


Was wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue:

I lose my wired ethernet connection to my WRT54G version 2.0 after about 10 seconds. The router has been working fine for about 6 months. One night I had trouble getting out to the Internet. I could not ping my default gateway. After rebooting the router, I was able to ping my d/g for about 10 seconds, after which I started getting a "Request Timed Out". I reset my router to factory defaults and even upgraded to latest firmware, and I still have the same problem. I have no problem connecting to the Internet when directly connected to my cable modem. Is this typical of the WRT54G? Are there any other stable Wireless routers anyone else can recommend or was I just unlucky with this one router?


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I had a wired router along with the 54G Wireless Access Point and matching

54G PC card for my laptop. The laptop would lose its association with the WAP and would take 5 to 10 seconds to connect to the net. Seems like after 2 or 3 minutes of non-activity I would always have to wait for my system to "shake hands" with my connection. And every so often, probably 5 or 6 times in about 6 weeks, my wired router would reset itself. BIG pain in the butt!!!

Couldn't deal with any of that from a business standpoint, so I switched to a Netgear 108mps WGT624 wireless router with a WG511T PC Card setup and it's working great. No waiting for the connection and my wireless range increased by about 75 feet. I can't say enough about this new equipment, I HIGHLY recommend Netgear.

Good luck,

- Tom C.

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Alejandro Vargas

I have a linksys wrt54g, using the latest firmware and all is OK. Never a problem.

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Howard Huntley

I posted with the same problem almost.....If you are running WinXP, Stop Windows Wireless Zero Configuration(turning off and disable it in Services) , then manually configure you adapter with your SSID and WEP key. Hope this helps...Do you have any cordless phones that run in the 2.4 Ghz spectrum?? These can be a problem as well.

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