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WRT54GS problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by sclynch, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. sclynch

    sclynch Guest

    I have a WRT54GS router in my dorm room, and it's been giving me trouble since I got back from Spring Break a week or so ago. When I was home my parents bought a new WRT54GS router for our house, which Ii set up and it worked fine. Once I came back to school my interent drops both over wireless and wired. I know it's not an ip conflict becasue I changed the ip address of my router here at school with me, and I've hard resest it a few times using various ip address and settings on the router. My connection doesn't drop very long because AIM signs off and then immediately back on. I'm just wondering if its a problem with the router or my computer, which is a dell latitude d810. I don't know what version my router is but i bought it back in June. Please offer me some advice.
  2. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    A few suggestions for the wireless drops:

    Use NetStumbler, (a small free program) or if you use Hyperwrt firmware try the Site Survey in the gui and see what other AP's are in your area. You're probably not alone in owning a wireless router at school so you're probably facing a lot of interference. After using one of the two methods above to see what channels everyone is on, (usually 6 - default) set yours to something different from everyone one else if possible. Try 1, 11, 3 or 9. Also, there are lots of other things that can cause interference like, BlueTooth wireless, 2.4 ghz cordless phones, microwaves, remote control cars, large metal objects or mirrors in certain areas. You may even need to boost your router's Transmit power if you're trying to go wirelessly through concrete walls.

    Well, that's a start. I'm sure there are lots of other things that could be causing your trouble. Since you mention that you even drop the connection when wired, your issue might not have anything to do with the router. Good luck!

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