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wrt54GS Hangs when downloading this file

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jetjock_fl, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    100% failure rate. Returned first 54GS and the second one exhibits the same problem. At about 4-5 megs into the download the 54GS begins to choke and eventually just hangs. After about 5 mins the download resumes...sometimes.

    I've got the latest firmware from lynksys and I am using a wired connection to the PC and wired to the cable modem on the WAN input.

    If I take the router out of the network and just hardwire my pc to the cablemodem directly the download does just fine. The modem exhibits this behavior only on a very few files. But 100% repeatable. It did it earlier today with a battlenet upgrade to WarcraftIII.

    If someone has a linksys 54GS can you try downloading this file and see what you get?


    It is a version of java 1.4.207 or somesuch.


  2. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    Has anyone had any luck downloading that file?

  3. djhpr

    djhpr Network Guru Member

    I'm assuming you're having the same problem me and alot of people on this forum have been experiencing. Just to check, try downloading another large file and see if it disconnects with that file as well. I doubt that the problem is just that particular file.
  4. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    Hmm, not all large files do it, but this one does it 100%. Several others too. I wonder if a third party firmware would do it correctly or if it's a chipset issue.

  5. starbuck28

    starbuck28 Network Guru Member

    Hi jetjock_fl,

    I have downloaded the mentioned file without any problems

    I have used:
    Firefox 1.01
    WRT54 GS 1.0 with Firmware Version:v3.37.2.de
  6. MoinMan

    MoinMan Network Guru Member

    WFM with HyperWRT 2.0 on WRT54GS
  7. contra

    contra Network Guru Member

    I havent tried to download that file because i have a limit but i have experiensed the same symptoms with other large files. Like when im downloading on DC then the connection chokes and dies after a while. Does anyone have a solution to the problem? Is it hardware failure? I dont know what to do :( i have heard so good things about this router and i realy want it to work.
    Please help!
  8. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    Since some people can download that file without slow down. It might be a combination Router/ISP issue. I get about 512kbps to 5megs then it just stops for about 3 mins. Doesn't make sense that it would happen to me 100% of the time with that file and 2 different routers of the same make and model. It' has to be something with the way the ISP is interacting with Router. I can't think of anything else.

  9. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    WFM, I'm running WRT54GS 1.0 and IE 6. Perhaps jetjock_fl is right, check with your ISP and/or your broadband modem for problems. It seems a little strange to have downloads drop. I have been using 3 different versions of the WRT54 units and haven't seen any downloads drop off.
  10. EnigmaX4

    EnigmaX4 Network Guru Member

    I Downloaded it without any problems. But I didnt use internet explorer, I use Firefox. Also I am using the latest Alchemy firmware relesae.
  11. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    I would definately buy Alchemy or The other one if I knew it would fix my problem. Do they have a return policy if the router doesn't work for me and I have to return it because of an ISP issue?

  12. jetjock_fl

    jetjock_fl Network Guru Member

    I gave up on this router and it's problems. After trying to different ones they both exhibited an inability to download that file and various others. I took it back and went with NetGear WGT624. So far, it's fantastic. Lots of options for setup and rock stable up to now. Hope you guys can get Linksys to correct the problems with your routers. I can't wait any longer.


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