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Wots the deal with these routers?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by faculty1882, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. faculty1882

    faculty1882 Guest

    Ive tryed so many routers and everyone ive used drops connection and got no's wot else.


    Im currently using the Linksys wag54g and had no end of problems with it. Ive just installed that new firmware the beta 1 and looks better.

    1 thing ive also noticed is that these routers get very hot after a little while of being activly used, SO ive shuved a big old fan on top of my router and so far it hasent dropped connection.

    I do get IE come up and say cannot display page but my download programs still download STRANGE.

    Ill post later with the results of this fan jobie to see if that is the problem.

    Just 1 thing off subject does anyone no why i have to keep typing the 'http://' instead of just www. when i type an address on my laptop otherwise is comes up error cannot open webpage or something.

  2. dribble

    dribble Network Guru Member

    Versions and application


    can you confirm the model that you have (should be written on the bottom) - e.g 1.2 or 2...

    I have had problems with v1.2, which also got very hot and dropped DNS (www look ups). I found by lowering the speed to 11mbps and turning off any application I didnt need (loggins etc) that the box stabilised for a longer period. (7-10 days).

    I have upgraded to the v2 (ADSL2+) and this is a lot more stable and doesnt get as hot as the previous one.

    Not sure on the http bit of your query, but this might not be related to the problem you are getting. Perhaps update to the latest service packs via MS or use an alternative browser to see if its the laptop or the router. (Opera 8 and Firefox - are good examples)


  3. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    the http part is always there just automatically added and masked for you by most if not all browsers.

    just typing the ip address (default should get you the router web interface.

    Anyway add it to in your favourites section of IE or even better get firefox and add it to your bookmark toolbar and it's just one click away!!

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