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WRT54G requires reboot often...help

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Tonio, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Tonio

    Tonio Network Guru Member

    Every 24 to 48 hours it becomes necessary to power cycle my WRT54G router. Everything will be fine, then, for no apparent reason, all three of my computer's signal status' shows NO signal. I then have to go downstairs, disconnect the power to the unit, wait a few seconds, and plug it back in. By the time I get back upstairs, the signal has returned to normal.

    All three of my computers are fairly recent model Apple Macs running OS X. This is NOT and issue with the computers. The WRT54G simply crashes and then requires rebooting.

    The firmware on the router is 1.00.0

    I have read about others with this problem. I have a close friend that had the same problem with his 3 computers on the same WRT54G (which I recommended he buy). It was the SAME exact problem. He has 2 Apple and one PC computer on his network. Linksys support had him install new firmware, but that did not solve his problem. He returned the unit and got a Netgear router which works fine.

    I cannot return my unit. I would like it to function successfully. I don't think it is possible to upgrade the firmware from a Mac platform, therefore I cannot perform this action, however, that action did not solve my friend's exact same issue.

    Here's another thought that may be helpful in figuring this out:
    I can't pinpoint the failure to be associated with my cordless telephones, but I would consider that might be an issue. If I change the frequency channel of the router, might that help? The phones I have are Panasonic 2.4 with no user access to changing channels. Again, however, I cannot directly associate the phone being the cause of the interference, AND, would such interference simply cause a temporary loss of signal and not result an the router crashing completely?

    OK...thanks for any assistance someone might have
  2. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

    Am guessing it's a v5 router, since you don't say??

    FLASH the latest firmware for improved stability... Get the f/w download from the linksys WWW site.
  3. Tonio

    Tonio Network Guru Member

    V5...where's that info?

    How do I tell if it's a V 5? Can't find that detail in the Admin browser tool. All I see is that the firmware is v 1.00.0

    Also....can the firmware upgrade be done via explorer on a Mac? As in my orig. message, changing firmware on my friend's unit did not help. He was having the same issue.
  4. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    regardless of the version you find, look to see if theres an upgraded firmware issue, your instability issue has probably been fixed.
  6. kdjinn

    kdjinn Guest

    dropping off line as well....

    I am having the same issue. have already flashed to the latest firmware and disabled the old modem in my new dell laptop. I also have blue tooth, but don't think there is a conflict. My desktop that is the original loading computer is off line as well. just power cycle and back up, but it is becoming a hassle. Any thoughts......
  7. Tonio

    Tonio Network Guru Member

    Re: dropping off line as well....

    Have you sent an email to linksys support? I'd be interested to see what they say. They've told me to flash the firmware, but I'm on a Mac and I'm waiting to see if it will work from this platform. They are not at all very good at support. I sent a detailed message and they didn't even read it properly...their response did not address many of my concerns.
    but...it's worth a try to send them something. Maybe if they get enough complaints, they will do something about it.


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