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PPPoE Connection Drops streaming video on my Linksys WRK54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by thebunk, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. thebunk

    thebunk Guest

    So I just set up my Linksys WRK54G Version 1.1 to handle my PPPoE connection, meaning I entered the username and password assigned to me via my ISP. It works for a bit and then seems drop the connection all together. When this occurs, I cannot even ping the router (192.168.1.1). I have to unplug the AC Adaptor and then plug it in, inorder for the connection to pick up again. It seems when I try to access streaming video from a certain site (http://www.mtv2.com/#videoPremiere/1552982) and I have PPPoE setup via my router, the connection drops. If I change the setting to "Obtain an IP Automatically" and send my PPPoE credentials through my Windows XP client all is well. No issues what so ever.

    I called Linksys and they had me try setting my MTU to 1400 but that did nothing. I have the most recent firmware as well. He then said that I will need to call my ISP and increase the bandwidth on my modem to get it to work (connect directly to my modem).

    I have since reset the router, downloaded the newest episode of "Heroes" and fired up You Tube and watched a few streaming videos while grabbing the torrent. Everything looked ok.

    I then went back to the MTV2 link I posted above (http://www.mtv2.com/#videoPremiere/1552982) and clicked play. At the same time I set up a continuous ping to the router. Sure enough, the connection dropped completely. Unplug the AC Adaptor to the router for 1 second, plug it back in and all is well. I am truly stumped here.

    Is the issue perhaps a port issue with the video I am trying to stream from MTV2? It seems regular stress tests work ok.

    PS - It seems someone else was having a similar problem here: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15870602?hilite=wrk54g
     
  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    I have been told by some of the experts here that PPPoE support from Linksys is not very good and that the 3rd party firmwares for the WRT54G/ GS/GL will use a different PPPoE app.

    I was having a problem with a WRT54GL and a WRTSL54GS both were having problems with random disconnects from my DSL line with PPPoE. When I switched back to my home brew Linux router, which is a spare PC that has two eithernet cards in it and in running a Linux firewall/ router distro called Dachstein that is using Roaring Penguin's PPPoE. The connection has been very stable.
     

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