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Always have to 'Repair connection' on WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by StickS, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. StickS

    StickS LI Guru Member

    Hi. after a little help with an annoying problem i have.

    I have just bought a new WRT54GS v6, to use with my cable internet (UK NTL/Virgin). Its set up and working but when i turn the pc on or reboot i have to manually repair the connection to get on the net. The pc is wired to the router and the only other device that connects is a Nintendo Wii (Wireless), which is fine.

    The only other router i have ever used was on my previous ADSL connection. It had a built in modem and was already and connected by the time everything was loaded on startup.

    On the odd occasion it has connected on it own, but about 99% of the time i have to Repair the connection.

    Any ideas? Or is this how it works? I'd like not to have to repair it everytime i boot up.

    Running XP SP2 fully up to date and the router has latest firmware.

  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    No thats not how it is suppose to work i dont think its port related however have you tried using a different port on the router, checked or used a different cable and maybe blew away and reloaded the drivers and or tcp for your windows machine. You know the router is ok because you Wii is connecting without issue so it has to be something else.
  3. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    I have the same problem with exactly the same router... haven't found the solution... any help?
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I dont know if any 3rd party firmware runs on that version but i would check into it. I have had lots of problems with wireless just like you speak on many other routers running stock firmware.
  5. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Unless the PC is moving between networks on a regular basis, you should set it with a static IP. You will have no more repair (DHCP) problems.
  6. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    My ISP works with static IP, but it changes it though every once in a while, that's why I prefer to use automatic DHCP...
  7. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I did not realize that the connection you were repairing was the connection inside the router to the ISP. I assumed that it was the LAN connection in the Windows XP computer that you were needing to repair. The original poster's problem looks like it was his PC that was needing the connection repaired, which a static LAN IP in the NIC will solve, as I mentioned above.
  8. StickS

    StickS LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the replies.

    I got on the Linksys live chat yesterday and was told to alter the value for 'Speed & Duplex' under my network adapter. He told me to change it to '10Mps Half Duplex', it was on 'Auto Sense'. I don't no weather it solved my problem, but it slowed down my internet so i changed it to '100Mps Half Duplex'. I'm getting my normal internet speed but what other effect (if any) will it have? What is Duplex? It also solved my connection problem and every time i startup or reboot, i no longer have to repair my connection.

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