A Little Trouble With My WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by TranceKuja, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Hello. I've been having a bit of trouble with my WRT54GS lately. I've had this setup for almost two years now, and I've never really had any problems before. Before the past two weeks or so, my wireless desktop would usually consistently be connected at 54 Mbps and the signal strength would usually be at "Good". Since the past two weeks though, the connection speed has been extremely erratic, but usually won't go over 11 Mbps, and the signal strength seems to stay at "Low". Why would it start being so terrible? It acts worse than dial up right now. Nothing about my setup has changed either. I did call my ISP, and there isn't any problem from their end. I called Linksys and all they told me was to upgrade the firmware for the router, but I already the newest. Does anyone have any tips or know what could be the trouble? Thanks, I'd really appreciate any help.
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    have you tried a different wireless channel? maybe someone nearby got a router and is operating it on the same channel you are.
  3. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Sounds like a good suggestion. But If you're runningat 11mbps it's faster than your cable anyway...dialup is less than 1/2 of 1% the speed of 11mbps. I don't think any residential ISP is exceeding 11mbps yet.

    Faster wireless speeds are used for two things: your internal network & selling more routers.
  4. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Actually, I know you're right about the speed thing. Normally I never pay attention to it, because I've never had a problem with the connection, regardless of what the speed said. I've only been watching it now since I've had a problem with the connection. But thanks, changing the channel sounds like a good idea. I'll try that as soon as I'm done here. Is there anything I might have to or copuld change from the wireless adaptor itself though? It has always bugged me that there's really nothing to change/customize on this end, that I have to do everything from the router itself.

    Another thing I've noticed recently, normally I have two icons in my taskbar showing my connection. One that looks like a little screen with sound waves coming out of it, which is the one that tells me about the singal strength, connection speed, etc. And the other one is two little screens next to each other, and only says "100 Mbps " when highlighted. I've realized that one hasn't been appearing. Last night it was there for a little awhile, and I didn't seem to have any problems. Now today when I first sat down at my PC, it was there for awhile, but eventually disappeared, and since it did the connection has been awful as usual. So I'm guessing the problem has something to do with that, but honestly I've never been sure what the point of that second icon was. Whenever my connection was totally out in the past, the icon would be there with a red X on it. But I haven't gotten that at all the past two weeks, so that has really thrown me off on what the problem could be. And it isn't like I'm ever totally disconnected, I'm still online, I just seemingly have almost no connection speed for anything. Sometimes websites won't even load, no matter how long I wait. It took me about a half hour to get this page to load. So hopefully this will provide more insight on what the problem could be. Thanks again.
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