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Ancient Firmware

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Stadsport, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Stadsport

    Stadsport Network Guru Member

    Hello,
    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum or anything. I have a WRT54GS. I also have a range extender and two laptops with linksys cards. The problem is they always disconnect, on random. I know it's the router because all of our laptops disconnect (4 total) as does the range extender. I poked around some forums and they said to upgrade the firmware. So I go to the download page and it says it's compatable with WRT54GS 2.07.1 and above. Mine is 2.06.1. Can I still upgrade or am I just screwed?
    Thanks
     
  2. FDM80

    FDM80 Network Guru Member

    If you check out this on the linksys website: http://www.linksys.com/download/vertxt/wrt54gs_ver.txt
    It pretty much states that 2.06.1 is the first firmware made for that type of router. You are able to upgrade to the newest firmware, v3.37.2
    I assume that because your box runs that firmware that it is a v1 router and not a v1.1 router. Saying that you can't go below a certain firmware usually refers to the newer versions. You should be fine going to v3.37.2. Just make sure you do everything correctly, like resetting to default before and after you flash and using a hardwire to flash and not a wireless machine (wireless will work but it is more risky). Some people even get confused and flash the zip file and not the .bin file inside the zip file. If you follow proper directions for flashing you will be just fine.
     
  3. Stadsport

    Stadsport Network Guru Member

    Okay, I upgraded the firmware without a hitch.

    It was working fine. I could be online without getting disconnected. But now my laptop often says "You are connected to the access point but the internet could not be found"
    And my wireless G range extender (also Linksys) won't connect. On the rare occasion I can get it to get through the setup process, it gets to 80% of "Configuring the WRE54G" then says "WRE54G can not associate with this AP in repeater mode"
     
  4. dadaniel

    dadaniel Network Guru Member

    maybe also update the range extender?
     
  5. bummpr

    bummpr Network Guru Member

    I have only been successful in setting up my WRE if it is located next to my WRT...it seems very close proximity to each other is the key. After you have gotten through the setup process, you can relocate the WRE to wherever it needs to be...it will connect back to the original WRT fine.
     
  6. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    If you are using Windows XP on the laptops, one solution for this problem in the past has been to decrease the broadcast frequency to 50 from the default of 100 on the router.
     

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