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WAG54G - Have I really got to love it?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by dna, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. dna

    dna Network Guru Member

    Its doing my head in... I have tried various firmware versions. Now operating on the latest one from the site. Port forwarding does not work and it is set correctly. It worked once but now no longer. I have enabled remote access. That does not even work. Intermittently the wireless drops out too. Only thing to sort out the wirelss issue is a reboot of router and PC. All rather ridiculous.

    Has anyone got any clues? Showing it love is not helping either. lol.
     
  2. booly

    booly Network Guru Member

    I don't think so. I've got the sames issues , like many people !!!
    Try to send mail and mail and mails to linksys support
     
  3. dna

    dna Network Guru Member

    just dropped them an email now... don't any of the support people read this forum at all? i want answers! pleeeeeeaseeee.. otherwise i will forced to sell my router as a paperweight on ebay.
     
  4. dna

    dna Network Guru Member

    good news they are sending me a replacement. maybe there is hope
     
  5. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    Well its good they are sending you a new one, but did you reset to factory settings... also possible try to go back to linksys firmware to test things out?
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I take it you had setup your PC's manually for IP addreses? using port forwarding you need to have static IPs on each PC. since the WAG54G doesn't support static IP via mac addressing then setup each PC with a staic IP. then port formward to them. I hope this helps.
     
  7. dna

    dna Network Guru Member

    Have tried all of the above and had no luck already guys. But cheers!
     
  8. baillie

    baillie Network Guru Member

    As some other people have suggested try sticking a fan on top of the air vents, the type you get for computer cases, it has definetly made my wireless much more stable. Can't say anything about port forwarding but it is stable with 3 users on it.
     
  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    so overheating maybe the issue?
     
  10. baillie

    baillie Network Guru Member

    Seems to be for the wireless stability anyway, the difference in heat is amazing, before the fan my router got extremely hot after only an hour or so of use, now it stays almost ice cold to the touch.

    The only time it dropped out was when my fan got disconnected!
     
  11. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    well thanks for the info. so whatfan you fitted to it? 60mm ?
     
  12. Ian_m

    Ian_m Network Guru Member

    Well I don't know if you lot are reading the other interesting linksys forum at http://forums.broadbandbuyer.co.uk, but here in the UK Linksys are busy RMA'ing the WAG54G's. I have two to return (home and work) and my mate has another.

    I phoned Linksys UK support over issues like, no port forwarding, total intermittant loss of web interface and loss of ethernet routes and they gave me an RMA number without any question. Same with my mate.

    So the process of RMA begins.... Busy looking at www.draytek.co.uk which look super and have telnet interace for some serious work.... and they apparently work 100% all the time, unlike WAG54G.
     
  13. baillie

    baillie Network Guru Member

    http://www.jeantech.com/Products/Fans/FLFAN80/flfan80.html

    It's connected to a 4.5V DC Power supply from an old portable cd player.

    A couple of pictures of my setup:
    http://img160.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img160&image=pict23756dm.jpg
    http://img160.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img160&image=pict23778he.jpg
    http://img160.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img160&image=pict23794gb.jpg

    The fan cost about £6 from PC World, and the adapter I already had, but you could probably buy one of those variable voltage adapters for a couple of pounds.

    At first I tried running it of a big 9V battery (PP9), but it ran out after a week.
     
  14. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    lol draytek..... at a price 100% more than the linksys product.
     
  15. Ian_m

    Ian_m Network Guru Member

    But if it works 100% compared to Linksys, its a price I am prepared to/having to pay..... Also has telnet interface as well as better content filtering.
     

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