WRT54G2 v1 frequent disconnects

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Esquif, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Esquif

    Esquif Addicted to LI Member

    Hi everyone, I have been using the WRT54G2 routeur for almost a year now, and I'm getting disconnects very often, sometimes up to 5 in an hour...
    My wired and unwired computers have this issue. It happens at any time, whether there's a lot of pressure on the connection, or when I'm just surfing light pages.

    I usually reconnect by unplugging and plugging the power cable, and the connection goes back 30 seconds later.

    This is driving me mad, any ideas how to solve this problem?
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    There can be many reasons why your router is dying (hardware of firmware). Rule of thumb is to first factory reset your router and see if it happens again. Your router could be chocking on the amount of active sessions or just the type of traffic that is passing through it.
  3. Esquif

    Esquif Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the quick reply! I have already tried the hard reset, and it didn't work at all, the problem was still there...

    As for the amount of traffic having something to do with it, I highly doubt it : sometimes I'm just studying beside my computer, with only MSN messenger opened (not even Azureus or an internet browser) and the connection suddenly stops...
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Enable syslog to see what happens. There must be some sort of kernal panic or something causing it to freeze up.
  5. jaygyver

    jaygyver LI Guru Member

    Don't forget your DSL/Cable modem.
    I have to "soft" reset mine every so often for the same reasons. This way you don't have to re-configure it. Just unplug/turn off the modem for a minute or two then plug it back in and it usually worked for me.
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