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WRT54G v2 Disconnects

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by The_V_Man, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. The_V_Man

    The_V_Man Network Guru Member

    Hey all,

    I've had my 54g for some time now and in the last week I've started to have a few issues with it.

    First off it drops the wireless clients pretty frequently(between 5 minutes and an hour). This is an annoyance to be trying to access my server only to be informed I'm no longer connected. Now I can reconnect fairly easily but it's an annoyance that I didn't have a month ago.

    Secondly, the reboots are taking a lot longer. Before it would be very fast, but now they take over a minute.

    I've confirmed that the connection issues aren't with the PCs themselves because they work fine with another wireless router. I just hope there isn't anything wrong with the hardware on it because I like my v2 and don't want to have to buy a new one and try to hunt around for a non v5.

    I also upgraded the formware to 4.20.7 (and then when that had no effect, to the Freeman firmware which also had no effect on the issue).

    Anyway I've also sent this into Linksys and I'm hoping they'll have a suggestion, but not counting on it.

    What thinks the forum gurus?

  2. The_V_Man

    The_V_Man Network Guru Member

    Alright, some good news!

    As previously mentioned I had put the Freeman firmware on. I decided last night to try the official 4.20.7 FW again but before I did I took a look at the 'Restore Factory Defaults' option. I figured it couldn't hurt so I hit that, flashed to the official FW and lo and behold, router goes back to perfect working condition. I suspect the original FW was corrupted (or when I flashed the first time with official FW - that became corrupt) or something got stuck in RAM and was tying the routers resources.

    At any rate I recieved a reply from Linksys this morning saying that it was either the router or corrupt firmware and a factory reset (followed by instructions) would be the cure.

    At any rate it's back up and running so I'm pleased. This is by far my favourite router so I'd be sad if I had to replace it ;)


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