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LINKSYS WRV54G is a piece of CRAP

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by ps_benj, May 10, 2005.

  1. ps_benj

    ps_benj Guest

    How the hell could linksys manufacture or release such an unstable piece of crap?

    In the 10 minutes that I've been searching this forum for a solution to the random crashes, resets, connection droppings and other excrement droppings, the WRV54G has reset itself 3 times, and the last time it did a complete cold-reset, completely losing all the settings that I set on it.

    A handy "F-U" to linksys for this so called work of art. I've had several linksys products from the beginning, always recommended linksys to those who asked, and now my own medicine is extremely bitter.

    Trying a new brand is LESS F-ING painfull than putting up with unreliable model from linksys.

    I am returning this POS to Fry's tomorrow morning.

    Yes, I have downloaded and applied the lastest and sh*t-greatest firmware from the linksys website. Also this website offers betas and other incredibly awesome alternatives to those blessed with extra time on their hands, I don't have time to dick around with betas alphas and other customer-orientated testing programs.


    Ya in case you can't tell my blood is boiling that this product has cost me a lot of time and money. In this case, time offline = money I do not make. If only Linksys had placed a "this is a beta product" sticker on the outside of the box I would have chosen another linksys product, and more than likely be a happy and quiet linksys customer, still referring my pals and clients to linksys equipment. But NO, linksys had to put this PIECE OF CRAP out to us unaware loyal linksys customers. I feel raped.


    The model number is WRV54G, mac address 000C41D695FA.

    If anyone from linksys is listening and cares to repair this problem, you can email me at p s _ b e n j @ h o t m a i l . c o m

    I cannot afford to buy anymore stealth beta products from linksys. Period.
     
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Could it be that you've just got a duff unit :roll:

    This is an unofficial support forum so probably not much chance of Linksys reading your post ;)
     
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    MMMMMM, damn! The man sounds pissed....

    Barring my asking your I.T. background (because it appears you're ready to have a "cuss-out" session with anybody who asks you what you've done to make your wrv54g work), I'll simply tell you one piece of good news: I just saved a $150 per month on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!! *HA* *HA* *HA* (When you calm down, I'm sure you'll find this funny...) :) :)

    Okay, seriously, if you don't have a jacked up model in your possession (as Taz just mentioned) then you probably haven't gotten the configuration right, which is the fault of linksys for not specifying what "can" and "cannot" be loaded while trying to make a quickvpn connection. For example, if you have another vpn client loaded on the computer in conjunction with the quickvpn client, you won't make a connection. If you have sp2 firewall for xp loaded "and" enabled while trying to make a quickvpn connection, you won't make a connection (see the trend?). If you've ever had visions of Roseanne Barr swimming nekkid in a tub of chocolate sauce, that's just plain nasty (seek help, dude....).

    If your computer fits into this category, you might be (cue music) Dun, Dun, DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! *symbol crash* "One very pissed off individual (am I close on this one?). I've placed some configuration information out here in the forum recently that's helping folks connect but I'm going to put the "remixed" edition out here shortly.

    Have heart, the wrv54g unit does work; the problem is no one at linksys explained how we're supposed to communicate with it...

    Doc
     
  4. tvos

    tvos Network Guru Member

    Wrv54g VPN Work For Me Now!!!

    Doclarge and I have been running tests back and fourth on this vpn connectivity and we're finally in the clear. This is our successfull results with the wrv54g vpn router:

    1. Able to vpn to another another using quickvpn
    2. Send and recieve files
    3. Print to each other's printers
    4. RealVNC to each others pc
    5. Access file shares w/no problems

    We basically just came across the magical formula that was looking us straight in the face after six months of TRIAL and ERROR.

    But I NOW can comfortably say that the wrv54g vpn router works perfectly. If you run into problems with the router rebooting, my suggestions is to exchange it right away. I've never had exp. any reboots out of the blue like that.

    I support and back up Doclarge and what he posts.

    Tvos
     
  5. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

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