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1 Question + 1 Problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by HoochieMamma, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. HoochieMamma

    HoochieMamma Network Guru Member

    Hi all,
    The problem I'am having is that I dont get an internet connection if I plug my adsl modem into the "intenet" port in the back of my WRT54G only works if I put the cable in one of the LAN plugs, I'am using the default settings of the alchemy firmware (5.3, but did the same thing no matter what firmware I used) minus wireless protection (WPA) and disabling lookback. Anyone know what could be wrong? I dont even know where to start because I'am new to all this wireless stuff.
    Second is a question. When I start my laptop up (using MSI CB54G card) is connects correctly but at exactly 14-15 min of being connected my internet shuts off, but still allows me to browse the site I'am on but doesn't allow me to connect to another site. Firefox stays on "looking up" for about 2-3 sec and then doesnt work. So my question is, is this a AP problem or a PC problem (ps: it also happens with my Desktop so I'am leaning towards an AP problem). Someone said that the broadcom chipset which the WRT54G is ased on has connection problems sometimes and I was wondring if these where hardware faults or driver/firmware faults that can be fixed?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    so let me get this straight you have both cable and adsl internet? or just adsl?

    try here for an answer. this shows all problems known to linksys with DSL modems.

    DSL and wrt54g problems

    there are 4 pages of this....

    this is your pc caching the site you are on. even though the net connection has gone.
  3. HoochieMamma

    HoochieMamma Network Guru Member

    The first question ment I have a netcomm adsl modem and I dont get a internet connection if I plug the ethernet cable in the "internet" port in the back of the WRT54G but it DOE'S work if I use one of the LAN prts on the back of the WRT54G.

    And for the second one, I thought it was caching aswell but it actually still allows me to browse the entire site no matter what, just doesnt work with sites I dont have open in other tabs like if I'am in a forum the forum will work forever but all avatars and sigs that are hosted somewhere else dont work.
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    How do you normally connect to the Internet using your ADSL modem?

    If you normally use a PPPoE dialler on your computer then you need to plug the modem into the WAN/Internet port and configure the router to connect using its built-in PPPoE dialler for the whole network.
  5. HoochieMamma

    HoochieMamma Network Guru Member

    Ohhh ok I had PPPoE dialler configured on my adsl modem and not the AP thats the problem thanks. Any luck on the first question anyone?
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    You mean the Firefox problem? It sounded like you were disconnected from the Internet.

    You could still browse the same site probably because the pages were cached to a folder on your hard drive and you were viewing them offline. Internet browsers download pages you view and their content, e.g., images, to a folder for temporary storage as they are being loaded.

    The disconnection may have something to do with how you have setup the PPPoE dialler to the ADSL modem (re: your reply above). Have the PPPoE on the WRT54G manage the connection instead of the modem (with the modem in the WAN/Internet port) and see if the problem goes away.

    Good luck.
  7. HoochieMamma

    HoochieMamma Network Guru Member

    Yeah, cool. I fixed the internet port problem but I'am certian that the site isnt cached because I can browse to parts of the site that I havent been to before, its really weird.

    edit: It MIGHT be the new Trend Micro Internet Security 2005 which I'am beta testing right now. It has a feature to scan for intruders to a wi-fi network and checks every 15 min, and when I start my laptop up it cuts the net off at around 15 min.... coincidence? I have to see.

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