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

    Hi,

    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.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice