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WRT54G v7 constantly resetting connection

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Sicknsore, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Sicknsore

    Sicknsore LI Guru Member

    Hello,

    I'm new here, i have a problem with my WRT54G and i've been reading the threads about WRT54G before i decided to register myself.

    I bought a WRT54G a month ago, and i've been using it without any security set up without problems until around three days ago. I thought people who live around my house started using my wireless connection without my knowledge, so i decided to set a WPA security.

    I dont think its not the problem though, but i noticed my connection constantly resetting by itself in random times. Causing me to turned off my pc, unplugged the modem and the router and plugged it in again (restarting) to get the connection back.

    From the WRTXXX threads i read about the preferred WRT version. I just checked my box, and found out its serial number starts with CDFE, which is version 7 i suppose.

    It is very annoying to constantly restarting my system, so can anyone help me or give me tips of what should i do to fix this problem ? I'd really appreciate it and im sorry if this topic have been discussed many times before.

    Sicknsore
     
  2. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    There's a 7.00.4 f/w for the v7 which I saw in china/india and other asian sites.. maybe that would help.
     
  3. Sicknsore

    Sicknsore LI Guru Member

    yeah i've downloaded the firmware, but now i have no idea how to upgrade it.. i think its different from upgrading a custom firmware on sony psp.. lol.. can you guide me on that or give a link to a good upgrading tutorials ?..
     
  4. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    DO THE UPGRADE FROM A COMPUTER HARD-WIRED TO THE ROUTER and shut down all the wireless clients before you do the upgrade. Also note that you'll lose all the configuration on the router after you do these steps, so note down the settings on the router prior to the upgrade.

    try this way : extract the zip file to a folder in the PC. Then get into the setup page of the router, click Administration tab->Firmware Upgrade sub tab. There, click the Browse button, select this bin file and then go for the upgrade. After upgrade, hold the reset button on the router for 20 seconds, then unplug power cable (while still holding the reset button).. wait for 20 seconds further... then plug the power cable back on (again, while still holding the reset button all these time)... wait 20 seconds and then release the reset button.

    Do the reconfiguration to go online, observe stability of the wireless clients.

    Other way is to do the upgrade is, download this file : ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/tftp.exe and then run the tftp.exe file. Type server name as 192.168.1.1 (or whichever you've got as the IP of the router)... type the password you've set for the router and then select the bin file as File. Do the upgrade.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    and yeah.. after the upgrade with the second process, the reset process remains the same. After upgrade, hold the reset button on the router for 20 seconds, then unplug power cable (while still holding the reset button).. wait for 20 seconds further... then plug the power cable back on (again, while still holding the reset button all these time)... wait 20 seconds and then release the reset button. Do the reconfiguration.
     
  6. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    Buy a WRT54G v1-v4 or WRT54GL instead. Install Thibor/DD-WRT/OpenWRT.

    You'll never have those problems again.
     
  7. Sicknsore

    Sicknsore LI Guru Member

    @kingvj
    Thanks for the guide but somehow my connection is okay now. No resetting at random times (at least since last night).. this making me confuse should i still upgrade the firmware or not ? I copied your guide to a notepad just in case though..

    @phinn
    Thanks for the tips, butI'll look for this problem first, if i can fix it then i wont need another router, after all i just bought this one since my netgear is broken..
     
  8. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    well upgrading the firmware is usually the best bet. afterall firmware upgrades solve bugs and stuff. u could try stress testing the router by running bittorrent or something and see if it resets.

    well as for alternative firmwares, i prefer tomato over those listed above :p
     
  9. Sicknsore

    Sicknsore LI Guru Member

    okay so upgrade it is, but this line really concerns me :

    if im not misunderstood a computer hard wired to the router means this sequence ? ADSL modem > linksys WRT54G > my PC

    and Shut down all the wireless clients would be shutting off the wireless connection to any laptops or any wireless device that connected to the router ?

    Please correct me if im wrong..
     
  10. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    the modem can be off.

    yes, shut down all the wireless clients would be shutting off the wireless connection to any laptops or any wireless device that connected to the router.
     

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