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WRT350N - Not detecting gigabit link?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by LlamaLarry, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT350N that does not seem to recognize a 1Gb link (via a USR 10/100/1000 NIC in WinXP). Oddly, XP reports that the link is 1Gb, but the port LED is green and not orange. I *do* get an orange LED on the port (port 4 if it matters) that is connected to a GigE Netgear switch.

    Any reason XP would report the link speed as 1Gb while the router itself does not light the 1Gb lamp?

    I've switched ethernet cables (both Cat 5e, one homemade one storebought) cable lengths are less than 6'.
  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    are you using the latest drivers?
  3. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Network Guru Member

    Yeah, such as they are. The drivers for the USR PCI NIC (7902a) are from June 2004.

    The built in ethernet on my motherboard is 10/100 so I don't use it (disabled in the BIOS).

    FWIW, XP reports the link speed as 1Gb if set to Auto Detect or if I set the connection to 1000 manually, but no change to the routers link light. I should take a look at the link light on the NIC itself to see what it says I suppose.
  4. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    mmm latest firmware on the 350? maybe something you can get with linksys about if you are feeling adventurous .

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