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WRT54GS Dropping PPoE Connection Often

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Burn, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Burn

    Burn Network Guru Member

    I just recently whet and exchanged my WRT54G at Best Buy for the WRT54GS. I spent a long time online with Linksys Tech support to have them tell me to exchange it for another one. After reading some of the horror stories in this forum I decided maybe I would try a different model number. The only problem is, is that the Problem still exists. I am still dropping my PPOE connection. It seems better than before but I can't really tell since I've only had the new router 4 days.

    Can anyone tell me why this actually happens and why changing to a new firmware makes it better. Is there any thing with the stock latest version of the Firmware that can be set to avoid it disconnectiong. It happens to me when I'm online on PC and on XBOX. It's very annoying.

    I have WRT54GS V2 with 3.37.6 Stock Firmware. Setup PPOE DSL. I have tried both Keep Allive 20 & 30 seconds, and am currently set to On Demand max timeout 5000 min.

    I have DSL --> Router --> 3 Wired Computers + 1 Linksys 5 Port Switch (2/ XBOX & ONKYO Amp on the Switch.) I have wireless enable with no broadcast and 128 bit WEP encryption brodcasting on channel 8.

    Anyone with information please point me to what to do.

    Thanks in Advance.
  2. overmind

    overmind Network Guru Member

    I had the exact same problem a while ago.

    I also have a WRT54GS Router with a D-Link ADSL modem. My PPPoE connection also got dropped. Sometimes I could connect immediatly by going to the routers config pages, but sometimes it took a couple of minutes before I could connect again. Tried all the settings but nothing helped.

    I struggled with this problem for 3 weeks and then it just suddenly disappeared. Been running for months now without any disconnects.

    I genuinely believe that it heat related. When it happened we experienced a heat wave. It can either be the router or the modem, but I am more likely to blame the modem since it was way hotter than the router.

    Try putting a desk fan blowing on both of them and see if it helps. If it does try to isolate the culprit!
  3. Burn

    Burn Network Guru Member

    Thanks Overmind

    I've seen a couple of posts on the Heat incident. I'm pretty sure it's the router because I've never had a problem with the Modem before in direct connect. I run a lot of band with. I have Team Speak Server Wired / Game Server (Seperate Comp) RVS and UT2004. I never had a problem when I was straight wired with a Linksys BEFSR41 but now that I have went wireless I have a problem with both that I have purchased and exchanged so far. I've went through a WRT45G v2.2 and now a WRT54GS V2 is having the same issues.

    I'm still looking for more to reply on any sucsess they have had with these problems. I have changed nothing in my setup other than going to a wirelss Rig from a wired. But getting booted off of XBOX live in the middle of matches is starting to really piss me off and affect my online score.

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