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packet loss trying to ping the router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by timrobinson33, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. timrobinson33

    timrobinson33 Network Guru Member


    I have a wrt54g v3.1 which I have had for around a year, and recently I have been having a problem with packet loss.

    When it gets into this state, I get anything between 1% and 10% packet loss trying to ping the router itself or any internet site. However, there is no packet loss pinging other PCs on the LAN. If I reset the router, it works ok for a period of time (anywhere between an hour and a day) then goes AWOL again.

    I have upgraded to the latest official linksys firmware 4.20.7 and tried a factory reset to no avail.

    the strange thing is that I had exactly this same problem with my previous wrt54g which was a v2.0. This was replaced under warranty with the new v3.1 one and now the this one has started doing the same thing again.

    Is this a known problem? - it seems strange that I should get exactly the same problem twice with different versions of the hardware and software.

    Should I update to 3rd party firmware instead?

    TIA for any advice

    --- Tim
  2. timrobinson33

    timrobinson33 Network Guru Member

    well, not sure if this was the problem but I have found a workaround. I had mapped a port through to one of the PCs for skype to listen on. Since I closed that up, everything is fine.

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