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Problem with WRT54GS v5

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by felipechauriye, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Hello, recently, about 3 months ago, I bought this router because I was told it was very good. I've had no problems until a few days ago, when my connection became unstable. I have 3 PCs, a wired one and two wireless. Latest firmware version (1.50.9).

    It is a very weird problem, every once in a while the connection hangs on all the computers, and it can me fixed in the router's control panel by doing a DHCP Release/Renew. It is very annoying though, having to do this every 10 minutes or so. I've tried almost everything:

    - Tried WPA/WEP and also disabling wireless security.
    - Tried both, automatic DCHP and Static IP (my ISP works with static IP).
    - Tried changing local IP adress (ie. from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.0.1)
    - Tried changing wireless channel (being 6 the default one)
    - Tried changing Beacon Interval (to 50), Fragmentation Threshold and RTS Threshold both to 2304)

    That's it... I've also tried the basic solution steps (resetting, unplugging/plugging everything, etc), but with no luck. Please help me sort out this problem, otherwise I'll have to change the router :confused:

    Thanks in advance, hope to hear from you.
     
  2. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Please, anyone? I'm really concerned about this :frown:
     
  3. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    Other threads seem to point to 1.50.9 being very flaky especially on the WIFi side! I have just flashed to 1.50.8 which seems very stable and no problems at all. If you search through the threads you will find a link to d/l 1.50.8. If you have no luck then I'll see if I can find it again.
     
  4. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Precisely I downgraded to 1.50.8 a couple of days ago, but saw no difference, the problem persists, exactly as it was with 1.50.9, any other suggestions? thank you for your reply.
     
  5. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    The only change I have made after mine was acting rather strangely was to look at the status page and see what you ISP is reporting as the MTU size, mine is 1500. Then go to the setup page and set the MTU size from auto to manual and put in the same value as on the status page. This fixed my problem where I kept getting 'no page to display' messages and mail errors. All stable after the change. Worth a try?
     
  6. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Sure, I'll give it a try and let you know, thanks for the tip.
     
  7. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Apparently the problem has been fixed, at least hasn't given any problems today. I'll check up if anything happens. Thank you very much lencuff, you've been extremely helpful, I appreciate it ;)
     
  8. rakeshjmd

    rakeshjmd LI Guru Member

    please reduce mtu & power cycle whole network. your issue will be solved
     
  9. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Thanks rakeshjmd for your suggestion, but could you please tell me where to find those options? I know where MTU value is located, but not the power cycle. Regarding the MTU, what value should I put? thanks in advance.
     
  10. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    If manually setting the MTU as I suggested fixed it then why bother changing anything now?
     
  11. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Forgot to mention, the fix lasted only until I shutted down the computer. When I turned it on again, the problem returned, I was connected to my home network, but with no internet access, so I had to enter the router's control panel once again and perform a DHCP Release/Renew in order to connect...
     
  12. lencuff

    lencuff LI Guru Member

    I'm assuming you rechecked the router after the reboot to see if had stayed the same? I know it shouldn't have changed but it's worth a try. Also maybe for some reason your PC has the wrong MTU set?
     
  13. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Yup, it stayed the same, that is, with the MTU manually set at 1500 (as it was in auto). I don't know much about MTU really, I'm just following some advices in case one of them solves the issue...
     
  14. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Basically, the problem now is that everytime I turn the computer on, I have no access to internet, but after I click on DHCP Release/Renew, the problem is solved UNTIL I shut down the computer... any advice? thanks once again.

    Edit: Doesn't happen when I restart or when I shut down and then turn on after a short period of time... don't know if that helps.
     
  15. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Can anyone please explain me how to modify these values? Thanks :thumbup:
     
  16. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    Please, I need help.

    I need help, please, I'd appreciate if someone could tell me just how to change these settings and which values to input (MTU and power cycle). Thanks :redface:
     
  17. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    I've solved the problem by disabling the DHCP Server under basic setup, and unchecking the Block Security Internet Requests option under Security/Firewall. A week has passed since I changed these options and haven't had any problems, yet. The only missing issue is one related to Windows Live Messenger, which strangely drops my wireless connection almost everytime I send/receive a message, and reconnects immediately after. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks ;)
     
  18. felipechauriye

    felipechauriye LI Guru Member

    The problem returned and none of the solutions seem to work now... has anyone experienced this problem and fixed it? Please, I would greatly appreciate it.
     

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