Ditch My WRT54G v5?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by herbyhancok, May 7, 2006.

  1. herbyhancok

    herbyhancok LI Guru Member

    Hi, I just bought a WRT54G v5 router a couple weeks ago and ever since I've had issues with intermittent hang ups with the connection(about every 3-5 mins.)

    From what I've gathered from searching around the problem seems to be somewhat typical, but I haven't found any cures for it. Also, from what I've read there's no third party firmware for the v5 router. So I was wondering whether there are any "fixes" for the problem, or if I just need to bite the bullet and send this giant headache back to Newegg? Any help's appreciated.
  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    You could try a firmware update from Linksys and see if that helps.

    I had problems with my WRT54G version 5 with VoIP. I could make calls but not receive them. So I tried updating the firmware. And now I can not even make any phone calls.

    So I did an RMA return to Linksys and I have my fingers, eyes, and nuts crossed hoping I get an older version from them. :eek: :cry: :grin: :grin:
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    are the hangups wired or wireless?
  4. herbyhancok

    herbyhancok LI Guru Member

    Sorry for not specifying, the hang ups occur on both my computer that is wired and one I have running wirelessly.

    Also: I did do the firmware upgrade, but it was no help.
  5. Bazzek

    Bazzek Network Guru Member

    Ditch it... the v5 is a piece of crap (personal experience, waiting on cash to buy another router).

    Every 3-5 min suggests you have a lot of data uploading to the internet. Just a guess :)
  6. herbyhancok

    herbyhancok LI Guru Member

    Yeah, looks like I'll be ebaying this piece of crap because Newegg doesn't offer returns on it.
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