Router dropout/crash while uploading/streaming files -WRT54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by buzzz, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. buzzz

    buzzz Guest


    Im not sure if this is something i can get answered in this forum since its a bit xbox related, but id be most greatful if someone have any insight.

    Ive tried several Xbox forums without getting any good advice on this matter. However i think whether its an xbox or a pc on the receiving line shouldnt matter, so i hope you guys can help me.

    I have a modified xbox. Couple of months ago i bought a Linksys WGA54G wireless adapter which i use with the console. I was most satisfied going wireless. I have the following setup:

    Xbox with wireless adapter (Linksys WGA54G),
    connecting to wireless router (Linksys WRT54G).
    Ive got a laptop which work with the xbox/internet (3com OfficeConnect 3CRWE154G72).

    (Ive got the network setup working, so i dont think pasting the ip addresses is going to be relevant. just say if anyone need it.)

    But here's the problem...
    Every once and again the router crash (the router signal drops out).

    The router crash occurs only when i am uploading large quantities of files or large filesizes from my pc to the xbox (using a build-in ftp server in the xbox) or when streaming media files from my pc to the xbox.

    I later found out that the 3com office connect card and the Linksys WRT54G had a hard time working together. so ive upgraded all firmware, drivers and utilities. (however the WGA54G has no firmware upgrade available.) The 3com/WRT54G issue should be solved with the upgrade.

    But the problem is still here!

    Now thinking there was a problem with 3com and the Linksys Game Adapter, i switched to a Linksys WPC54G card on my pc. But without any luck.

    Now I cant do any tasks with the xbox without the bl**dy router crashing!

    Keep in mind that this only happens when working pc-router-xbox (streaming or uploading). The Xbox connects to the internet on its own without problems, and my pc runs without problems towards the net (even when using FTP).

    If someone could help me, ill be sooooo greatful!!!!

    Best regards,
  2. Krush

    Krush Guest

    I've been having the exact same problem since I installed the WGA54G. If anyone can help, this would be great!


  3. Highelf

    Highelf Network Guru Member

    me too :(
    I have the same problem.
    3 PC to Switch to WAP to WRT to WGA is my setup.
    WRT has WDS mode on and is also internet connecting through d-link 360 DSL modem.
    I can access internet all the time (except some random disconnections every 2 hours). I can also access the Xbox as soon as started (ftp and ping). If I start a ftp-transfer to the Xbox, after 30 to 90 Mbyte I get a signal loss. no ping, no ftp to the xbox, internet still working.
    The transfer is pretty low in my opinion (500-700 kB/s) but I wouldn't care if the transfer would finish.
    any advices?
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Re: Router dropout/crash while uploading/streaming files -WR

    Hmm... I'm not a WGA54G user so I don't know what firmware they come with but it does appear there's been a firmware update... Link

    The only other suggestion I could give is maybe consider trying a custom firmware on the WRT...
  5. Highelf

    Highelf Network Guru Member

    Thanx for the Advice. I guess I was too happy to find someone else having my problems, so I was a bit unprecise.
    On the WRT I already have a custum firmware doing pretty well (execpt for the internet dropouts).
    On the WGA I already have the newest Firmware. The funny stuff is: Since I wrote the message it's working again. I don't know if the WGA got scared of beeing thrown away, but it's working for the moment.
    The only thing I did was disabling dns-Stuff on the wrt (has maybe nothing to do with it, but who knows).
    I'll write again if it breaks again :)
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