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WRV54G drops connection

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by badteddy, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    hi everyone, does anyone else have this issue where there is a stable internet connection however my own computer after a few hours (maybe 5 or 6 hours) looses its connection from the internet.

    i check router is fine.

    i check my internet connection also fine.

    i go back to my computer and try to repair connection in control panel and that works only like once in a blue moon??

    i restart the whole computer and it works again. i have noticed that only with my machine connected directly to the router. it is very very annoying to have to restart my computer everytime.

    i have even called my isp (sbc dsl) and they say my connection is fine. could this be a router problem? i am using the firmware that i downloaded from linksys. im not sure if that would be a problem.

    any suggestions or comments would be appreciated!
     
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Sounds like your wireless card. If the connection is dying yet the router is running fine, the card tends to be the culprit. By the way, are you using encryption on the router and the card?

    Doc
     
  3. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    well thats the thing..im connected directly to the router.

    im also using a CAT6 network cable
     
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hmmm, try a CAT5 cable instead if you have one available. Also, I've seen instances where the ethernet port on the computer itself is the problem, "too include" the RJ-45 connecter being the culprit. Sometimes when RJ-45 connectors are smaller than others (I'm talking by a millimeter or more), you can bump the cable, and lose connection, and, in your particular case, the connection "just dies."

    Doc
     
  5. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    well i was told that cat6 works just the same as cat5 if not better.. but i should definitely try the regular cat5's.. but i have no idea
     
  6. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This is just a way of eliminating any possibilities. If this "only" happens when you are connected directly to the machine, it really sounds like the problem is hardware (cable, NIC) or even software (NIC drivers).

    Doc
     
  7. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    i didnt think about the nic drivers.. i do believe i am using a modified version of my drivers from mwarhead.com
     
  8. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  9. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    i checked the settings of the nic, where it says allow hardware to sleep or whatever and i unchecked that. i figured the nic does not need to hibernate. also i havent changed out the network cable yet. i cant find any cat5 in my home that is 50ft or longer. i have also noticed that my sister's wireless connection drops as well. now im believing its the communication between the router and the dsl modem. although i have no idea how to go about this. i've tried talking to sbc yahoo dsl they have told me the connection is fine. and i've talked to linksys customer support a while back and all they tell me to do is upgrade firmware and call sbc.
     
  10. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member

    im thinkin about gettin another router.. just waiting for a better looking one besides that monsterous one with the three antanaes. :thumbdown:
     
  11. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    My WRV54G freezes/locks due to heat. Setting it up vertically with lots of space around it to disperse the heat makes the problem go away.
     
  12. badteddy

    badteddy Network Guru Member


    mine is standing upward. and also there's no heat around it. i'll keep trying other things thanks again for the suggestion.. i appreciate all suggestions
     
  13. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Teddy,

    what firmware are you running right now?

    Doc
     
  14. atomictheory

    atomictheory Network Guru Member

    This sounds like the same problem that I (and many others) am having with my WRT54G

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=45893#45893

     

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