access restrictions wag54g firmware 1.02.07

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by 7ttman, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. 7ttman

    7ttman Network Guru Member

    I need some help/advice here! I'm using a WAG54G with firmware 1.02.07 and throughout the day t6hings work OK..... except when it rains or after 7pm at night.

    I do have problems with the physical ADSL circuit, especially during those time. the circuit drops, goes into retraining and eventually connects. If I use a heavy-weight P2P program, then I can watch the circuit bounce (go down and up). However, most of the time, just surfing the net and using e-mail during the day, things are OK.

    Now turning to the 7pm issue... what I see is the circuit up and working, and I am able to PING my ISP's DNS server, but I am unable to load web pages. I called my ISP who suggested that the firewall on the WAG54G is the culprit, and was applying some sort of access restrictions. Looking at the configuration settings, I have no policies set with 24 hours, 7 days per week allowed.

    What I also see, when I ping the DNS server, is occasional packet loss. Out of 10 pings, I could see between zero and 4 no getting through.

    I should also add i'm restricted to 1mb due , I guess to the fact that I must be on the limit of the distance from the exchange (5.6 to 6km)

    Unfortunately, as I explained to the ISP technical folk, going back to using a USB modem is not an option, since the modem refuses to connect the physical circuit during the evenings, although it does work during the day.

    Finally I did switch from BT to Toucan but that was also at the time when the switch-over from 512mb to 1mb occurred and I don't use the connection that often during the evenings!
  2. 7ttman

    7ttman Network Guru Member

    After having tried a number of things, using different firmware, disabling the firewall etc... turns out that its most likely to be a SNR (signal to noise ratio) issue, which I was highlighted too on an post on google.

    After disconnecting everything except the filter on my "in-house" wiring (my side of the master socket) the SNR improved significantly.

    So I'm betting on that as being my problem. Won't know until this evening!
  3. 7ttman

    7ttman Network Guru Member


    Problem fixed! I've taken the master socket apart and plugged the ADSL filter directly into the internal connector, eliminating all the wires in my home and hey-presto, everthing is working hunky-dory.

    So much for those expensive premium rate ISP support numbers. Useless! Nothing to do with router problems, firewalls, firmwares etc. just less than perfect wiring.

    Now I'll wait for the next thunderstorm and see if there are any faulty connectors along the BT line from my house to the exchange 5.6km away!
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