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BEFSR41 Version 2 Linksys Router and Counter-Strike:Source

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by MarchofTheGoombas, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. MarchofTheGoombas

    MarchofTheGoombas LI Guru Member

    Currently running: Firmware Version: 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004
    My BEFSR41v2 has been great for a long time now, it has an amazing uptime of over a year and has given me no problems. I really love it a lot...BUT
    Valve/Steam's Counter-Strike:Source's update from about a year ago changed everything. The Linksys router still works great as it always has with all other applications and all other games with one exception, cs:s.

    I get tons of network related errors in the game all the time and have roamed around Steampowered.com's forums looking for an answer. Fortunately I'm not the only user with the problem, but some people were able to solve theirs while others weren't. Basically, something has happened in the game's netcode that my version of router does not like/handle well. People claimed changing firmware versions would do the trick, but I changed my firmware version back to the original one it came with that had huge security vulnerabilites and it still didn't fix the problem. So, I updated to the latest firmware and the problem still exists. I ran the game while going directly through the modem and all the problems went away. I'm not too interested in whose fault it is, but I would like to play that game again.

    Is there a 3rd party firmware out there that might do the trick?
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Nope, no third party firmware as it doesn't run Linux. These routers are good at what they do but I can assure you newer hardware performs a lot better. These units can't seem to handle heavy loads. I've seen this model crap out a few times under heavy torrent load.
  3. MarchofTheGoombas

    MarchofTheGoombas LI Guru Member

    Oh well, looks like I'm looking for a new router. It doesn't need to be wireless, the entire house is wired with cat5 cable. Any ideas?
  4. MarchofTheGoombas

    MarchofTheGoombas LI Guru Member


    I decided to not wait until bestbuy wasn't flooded with people and setup ICS through XP through my version3 8 port switch, was a pain, uses up some cpu power, but it works for now. I think ill grab a WRT54GL, only 50 bux after mir.
  5. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Best bang for the buck is the WRTSL54GS unit. Wireless (I know you don't need it), has a USB port for network storage and it runs Linux.

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