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WRT54G v1.0 dropping connection to PCs randomly

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by russr, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. russr

    russr Network Guru Member

    Hello All, this is my first time posting here...

    Anyway, I have an WRT54G v1.0 router with wifi box's latest firmware 2.02.4 or whatever it is. My router is running with a cable modem hooked up to the wan port and it is using DHCP. Wireless mode is set to mixed.

    The problem I have is that my router will randomly drop connection to all my PCs...wired and wireless for like a second and then reconnect. In windows xp it'll say lan connection disconnected and then right away say 100mbps connected.

    Anyone else ever get this? How can this be solved? I've had this happen with previous firmwares from Linksys so it isn't just wifi box's firmware.
  2. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member


    got a v1 and a v2 WRT54G and no drops of connections, tried many firmware with both of them...

    post your settings and we could see how we can help ya...

    are you using QoS or something like that?

    What settings you got for the firewall?

    More Input please :)


  3. russr

    russr Network Guru Member

    Firewall is on, no QoS, using 128-bit WEP, router is set to mixed mode, regular DHCP, not sure what else there is to say.
  4. russr

    russr Network Guru Member

    I wish there had been more replies to this thread, but I do want to mention this. I find that the there are very few problems if I clear the NVRAM (hard reset of router) before and after loading a firmware.

    I used to ignore that advice about clearing everything before, but there seems to be a reason they recommend it.
  5. zaphod

    zaphod Network Guru Member

    always set to factory defaults after flashing new firmware...
  6. shadowmind

    shadowmind Guest

    I have a simular problem with my WRT54G.

    I have 2 wireless connections incomming into the router and 3 wired connections:

    Notebook - Wireless - XP home edition w. SP2 (firewall disabled)
    Tivo - Wireless - Tivo OS
    Main Computer - Wired - XP Pro - No SP2 installed
    Secondary Computer - Wired - Win98 SP2
    Print Server - Wired - Win98 SP2

    Here's the problem. My main computer runs perfectly on the network, internet, online games, etc. I have no issues with it at all. It stays connected 100% of the time. It can print to the print server, and browse all the other computers on the network.

    The secondary computer, has issues staying connected to the internet. Every 2-3 minutes, it drops out it's connection. Any online game is impossible to stay connected with it. I have went so far as to changing the netcard in it 3 times, changing the mainboard, and flashing the bios. I have connected the cable modem straight to it, and it works like a top, so there is a definate problem with the Linksys.

    I also have problems printing to the print server from my notebook. It see's the print server, can manipulate, and transfer files to it, see the shared printer, and 'start' to spool print jobs to it, but after 10-30 seconds, the connection drops out or something and the printer suddenly is no longer viewable.

    My Tivo also has problems staying connected to the router. I have to 'refind' the wireless connection every 3 days or so for it to do it's updates.

    I have recently changed the firmware to 2.02.4 and that doesn't seem to change anything, though it has only been a couple days of testing. I do know though, print problems still exist on the notebook.

    Im not at the home office now, so I can't post my specific settings, but from what I remember, I don't have QoS, WEP, the firewall, or anything like that set up. I have MAC security set up, with MAC addresses for my wireless items.

    If anyone has had simular problems and have found solutions to them, please, please post them.

    Is it possible to set up my old 'wired' network and just use the WRT54G as a WAP for my wireless stuff only? Would I still have problems printing to the print server? Im at wits-end.

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