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WRE54G (Wireless Range Extender)....Unstable connection.....

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by sgtrahanlsu, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. sgtrahanlsu

    sgtrahanlsu Guest

    hello there,

    I recently installed a Linksys WRE54G range extender on my Linksys wireless network (WRT54G router).

    The connection (when viewing "available wireless networks" in WIndows) is listed often as "Good," "Very Good," or even "Excellent."

    The desktop PC that I was using is located on the second floor of the home, whereas the router is located downstairs.

    However, the connection has been quite unstable.
    The connection often "hangs" or shuts down altogether.
    More often than not, when the connection is up, the connection itself is quite slow.

    I'd appreciate any info and/or suggestions anyone may have.

    Thanks a ton.
  2. rlisanti

    rlisanti Network Guru Member

    Router hangs (WAG54G)

    I have the same problem but using a WAG54G.

    From what I see of other posts here this could be a combination of overheating of the box itself or it being incapable of handling high bandwidth downloads.

    For me it seems so irrational when it happens that I would have to go with the overheating theory however some people have had success by forcing the Tx on the router to stay at 54Mbs and not Auto. In this case that won't help as the WRE54G is an 802.11b device.

    Wish I had a nswer but you are definitely not alone!
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WRE54G is not a 802.11B device. It can operate with 802.11B devices, if there are any in your network, but if there are not any it will operate as 802.11G device. If you have WPA-PSK encryption, make certain you have SS-ID enabled, You may be getting interference from 2.4Mhz cordless telephones or nearby wireless networks. The WRE54G has only one radio and must receive and resend the packets, so it cuts your bandwidth in half. The latest firmware updates are the most stable.
  4. rlisanti

    rlisanti Network Guru Member

    WAG54 & WRE54G

    Sorry, my mistake. Of course the WRE54G is 802.11g.

    I don't have encryption enabled at all so that isn't the root of my problem.
  5. stanward

    stanward Network Guru Member

    I guess I am lucky

    I guess I am one of the lucky ones in getting my Expander to work and to have a continuous connection to my laptop. My WRT54GS drops my wireless connections to my laptop. But I have been lucky that my Expander does not drop the connections.


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