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WRT54GX2 keeps dying when wireless option enable.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by battousai, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. battousai

    battousai LI Guru Member

    I just bought WRT54GX2, and I thought it would be smart thing to upgrade the firmware to the latest and greatest. Now I am not sure if that was so much of good idea since router seem to lock up after awhile if I have wireless access enabled. It just goes into a mode that's inaccessable via wireless and wired connection. Prior to purchase, I was using another linksys 802.11b router, I was experiencing this problem. So now I am somewhat determine the problem was not the router itself since both routers experiencing same exact problem.

    Does anyone have any suggestion on how I should approach my issue? I changed the channel from 'auto' to manual select, still didn't seem to help. I understand if nearby neighbor is using some device which utilize 2.4Ghz frequency, it may be causing the problem. However, I would imagine WRT54GX2 is much smarter compares to my older router, and it should be capable to cope with that issue by switching to different channel.

    Any suggestion/helps would be greatly appreicated.

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Are you using any P2P software? It can cause the router to lockup.
  3. battousai

    battousai LI Guru Member

    No, I only run a mail/web server behind it. Which aren't heavly loaded either. It still hasnt been able to stay up for more than 24 hours whenever I have wireless enable.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    did you do a hard reset after the firmware upgrade?

    it is recommended by linksys to press the reset button for 30 seconds, once the firmware upgrade has taken place and router is back to normal operation. this can remove and add new nvram variables that may conflict with each other due to be nvram settings.

    you will loose your settings, however it is recommended to do so, especially now your experiencing problems after an upgrade.
  5. battousai

    battousai LI Guru Member


    Actually, I just found out there is someone else using p2p software. I asked her to stop using it. Router stop crashing... :thumbdown:

    I guess I will just tell her "NO P2P" software for now.

    Unless anyone else have suggestion permitting p2p software behind this particular router.

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