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Problem with connection dropping

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Bahumat, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Bahumat

    Bahumat Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    I recently purchased a Linksys WAG54G V2 ADSL2 VPN Wireless Router, I have set everything up and I get a connection speed of 70% which is fine.

    However when using the internet I noticed the signal cuts out every 30 minutes (not exactly 30 minutes but about that time), the signal tells me its disconnected...about 3 seconds later the signal comes back...as im trying to download the windows service pack it always stops before the download is complete, i mainly bought the machine for Gaming so as you can imagine, getting kicked off the internet every 30 minutes kinda causes a few problems :(

    Things that may help you ascertain whats going wrong:-
    1) i only have the default firmware which came with the cd, i was unable to find a version on this site as i heard the firmware is no longer supported for this model.

    2) when i setup the adsl modem it asked me about "Keep alive" meaning the signal was always on, there is a redial count of 20 seconds, (should i lower this?).

    If its any help im using pppoa(sp?)

    I did read this and my modem was a little warm.

    This unit has a known problem with heat. It tends to overheat which leads to the loss of wireless and poor internet performance. If you place the unit vertically and move the antennae to the vertical position it should cool down and regain brilliant speed and reliability.

    I started to get poor performance and drops of wireless until I did this and now it’s been on for months with no probs - to the point that I upgraded our work and my dad’s routers to this.

    I have added a small CPU fan to mine, which has helped immensely.

    Does anyone know whats going wrong? oh yeh my connection runs at 70%
  2. Bahumat

    Bahumat Network Guru Member

    I do hope someone can help on this, i fear i will go insane if i use this any longer.....please dont let me go insane...pwease :sadbye:
  3. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    i haven't those problem with my wag V2. (i have some others but can't find people that are ok to do 2 simple test to confirm that it is a general prob or just a prob with my wag... anyway) even if it is in a warm room there's no such an overheat problem.

    i don't think that it is an issue (operating temp is 0 to 40 ° C). I think it's a firmware problem or a faulty device. go there http://xthost.info/wag/ and download the latest beta firmware, test it and it may fixe your prob.

    The keep alive can't be set under 20, and it should be left as it is.
  4. Bahumat

    Bahumat Network Guru Member

    Maybe your right with the firmware, i took my pc downstairs infront of the wag54g and the signal strength was 97% even then while trying to download windows service pack2 i lost the connection, 2 seconds later it was on Excellent Strength.

    :sadbye: to the adapter methinks, gonna try and use a cable.

    Thanks for your help

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