WRT54G and GS not the only Routers Dropping:but D-Link also!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Burn, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Burn

    Burn Network Guru Member

    I'm posting this as a new post because I have just returned in the process of 1 month a WRT54G v2.2, and a WRT54GS V3.0 to Best Buy. I thought after 2 Linksys Products that were faulty I would switch to another brand. I exchanged the second Linksys Router for a D-Link DI-624.

    However I'm having the exact same disconnect problems with this router as well. I don't know if this is with the similarity of setups or what. But I have a DSL PPPoE connection and when I was only wired using a BEFSR41 I never had a single problem. I'm starting to think they problem may lie with Wireless G routers, and also the ones with Speed Boost ; SRX ; Turbo or what have you.

    But I am having the same problem when using with another Brand.

    Any Suggestings.
  2. Burn

    Burn Network Guru Member

    This may Help. The D-Link has a log file feature.

    Below is the log file I extracted from my D-Link. I only put this here because this is exactly the same thing that happend to both my Linksys Routers, but Linksys did not have a log feature.

    [Sample of Log file / IP's & Macs Changed for Security]

    Apr/28/2005 14:36:42 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 14:36:38 WAN: Auto Dialup Try to establish PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 14:36:38 System started
    Apr/28/2005 13:23:21 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 13:23:20 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:2677 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 13:23:02 PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 13:21:02 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 13:21:02 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:4206 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 13:20:34 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 12:16:38 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 12:16:34 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:1778 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 12:12:03 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 11:40:25 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 11:40:24 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:1658 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 11:40:04 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 11:18:40 DHCP lease IP 192.168.xxx.xxx to ONKYO xx-09-xx-40-36-xx
    Apr/28/2005 11:15:15 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 11:15:14 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:1741 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 11:15:02 PPPoE Retry Fail Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 11:14:44 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:4206 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 11:12:01 PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 11:12:01 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 11:09:05 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 11:09:05 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:1114 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 11:07:53 PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 10:19:23 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 10:19:23 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:8767 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 10:17:18 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
    Apr/28/2005 09:59:09 PPPoE line connected
    Apr/28/2005 09:59:04 PPPoE: opening connection ... src:192.168.xxx.xxx:8767 dst:
    Apr/28/2005 09:55:35 Server timeout! Disconnect PPPoE line
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    so these problem are both on the lan and the wlan side?
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    and could you post your setup for example
    is this it?
  5. bluedog

    bluedog Network Guru Member

    Could it be the PPPoE connection doesn't like the wireless regardless of G or B

    Just a thought?
  6. Burn

    Burn Network Guru Member

    My Connection is as follows

    DSL --> Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL Modem --> (Currently DI-624 D-Link Router, but I have just exchanged a linksys WRT54G & WRT54GS v2.2 and v2 respectively) --> 2 Wireless Laptops (Usually only one at a time connected) --> 3 Wired Computers 10/100 Auto + 1 Wired Linksys 5 Ports SWITCH --> XBOX 10/100 + ONKYO 10 Base T Stereo Receiver.

    As you can see I make total use out of every wired port in the router. I'm not sure If I'm just pulling to much through the router or not. The stranges thing Is the only thing I've changed in my setup was this.

    I originally had a Linksys BEFSR41 V2 Wired router for all my routing, I made the decision to go wireless so I went out and bought a WRT54G with the latest firmware V2.2. Stared having the disconnect problems right away. Spent a lot of time with this formum and Linksys Chat Tech Support. They told me to simply return the router w/in the 30 days. I did this right at the end of the 30 days, but decided to exchange it for the WRT54GS V2 in hopes that would resolve the problem. However to my dismay I still recieved the same problems. Since Best Buy looks at the 30 days on the return from the first reciept I was already past this so I took it in and explained my situation to a manager.

    I thought it may be a problem with the Linksys since so many other people were haveing the same problems with these routers. I exchanged the GS for a D-Link DI-624 and purchased the WEL-G650 PCMIA card to go with it. I got home thought all my problems were resolved and BAM... Same thing, except the D-Link has a log that shows everything. I was getting a Lot of Server Time Outs and PADT termination strings for my PPPoE connection.

    It's not clear to me if this is the ISP or Router. But since I only changed the routers and never had a problem with the wired Linksys I originally bought It seemed obvious to be the router. But I'm starting to prove myself wrong.

    So the latest step I have taken is to upgrade the FW of my ADSL Modem to the latest in hopes this would help. I'm about 24hrs into it. But I notice in my log files that it disconnected this morning and also this evening and the re-connected. The other thing I've noticed so far is that I've also been connected but unable to reach the internet. Simply doing a manual disconnect and re-connect eliminates this.

    I host a Team Speak Server, a RVS (Raven Shield and UT Game server) behind my connection. Currently I only have the Team Speak Server, but It's a real problem now that I'm experianceing disconnects.

    Hopefully the Modem firmware may fix this issue. I'm hoping optimistically that the Older DSL modem and some of the new routers may not be as compatible as the older Linksys Wired Routers. I'll post more after a few days of Trobleshooting and monitoring.
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    can you get a new modem?
    what did your isp say did you talk to them
    try a different modem in th place of you current and see if you have problems.
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