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Linksys Router Locking Up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sriley1358, May 9, 2011.

  1. sriley1358

    sriley1358 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hey guys. I am new to this forum looking for some help. My internet recently has been acting up. I have contacted my local ISP and they have not been able to help.

    I am a computer technician with a local school district, so I am familiar with these boxes.

    Here is my situation. I can connect directly to the modem (Motorola) and surf the internet all day long. No problems. I can connect (either) of my WRT54G routers I begin having problems.

    My machines will receive IP addresses, but can only get local area connections. If I try to navigate to it will let me browse the config pages for about 2 or 3 minutes before I am no longer able to nagivate. After I lose the connection via my browser, I can no longer ping the router either. Its almost like it disppears. If I restart the router it will come back up and I will be able to ping it for about 2 -3 minutes and it will drop out again.

    Odd thing is I can disconnect the modem from the router, restart the router, and it never locks up as long as the modem is not connected via patch cable to the router.

    I have reset the default configs, updated firmware, changed patch cables, changed the DNS to open dns and google dns.

    It only locks up when the modem and router are connected together. I am stumped. :jester:
  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    You could have a bad cable. Have you tried a different cable? I make my own and a few times from not paying closer attention I place wires in the wrong position. I would experience the same problem as you but mine would happen within 30 seconds. All the lights were lit up like they were supposed to be but would lose connection.

    Never mind... I just saw you changed cables.

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