done with linksys wrt54g

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by precursor, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. precursor

    precursor Network Guru Member

    I can honestly say I am at my wits end with this product.

    I have had a wrt54g, and have had nothing but problems with it since the day I got it. From the time I first hooked it up, I didn't work properly. After trying numerous firmwares from both linksys and other third parties, I can finally say I have wasted enough time on it.

    The constant disconnects from the internet while using p2p traffic, or the frequent crashes from transferring data across wireless is unacceptable, even as a home user. I find the idea of adding extra cooling, or doing other mods to the router completely appaling.

    Normally I would call this just a fluke, and suspect that I got a bad router. However, from the numerous reports of people on these forums, I can say that linksys just doesn't make a very good product anymore - at least with the wrt54g line.

    Is it all that difficult to ask for a product that just will just keep me connected to the internet and let me do what I want without it crashing??

    I think the community of users and enthusiasts supporting them is great, don't get me wrong. I really enjoy these forums, and many of the people on here.. but the amount of hours I have put into keeping this router is completely stupid, I could have paid for a Cisco 17XX a long time ago.

    Anyone else agree?
  2. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Well, I bought the same router wrt54g v3.0 about a month ago and it seems to work fine. I tried some a few third part firmwares, now i'm using ddwrtv22prefinal4 withought any issues. I have cable internet and i'm not having any such problems such as disconnects or file transfer issues. I do wireless file transfers between my desktop and laptop all the time of files sizes of upto 8-10GB withought any problems. It works smooth. Has decent range. The only thing I would complain about is that the wireless trasnfer speeds are bit slow with third party firmwares like ddwrt and alchemy, but good with hyperwrt firmware. However, I am using ddwrt firmware because of the static dhcp feature, which hyperwrt lacks.

    I think you just might of gotten a defective piece of hardware or you just didn't set it up properly or clear the nvram after every firmware upgrade. This is one of the best routers you can get on the market at the moment.
  3. knight14th

    knight14th Network Guru Member

    I also have a WRT54G v2.2 here and after flashing different firmware I now use Alchemy. My favorite is still HyperWRT but, as you say, it lacks some very nice features.
    My router is running as stable as my old pc router. Uptime is now 10 days (last flashing) and there are no problems with internet connection (pppoe) or stability while transfering large amount of data throug wlan to lan. Also using donkey and torrent at the same time causes no problems and thanks to qos i can use skype for calling other simultaneously. I like my WRT and would buy it again and again.
  4. azacamis

    azacamis Network Guru Member

    I urged you to give the 3.03.9 firmware a last try if you have not. I have the same nightmare as yours and seriously about to dump this thing since I don't dare sell it to another person a problem router. With that firmware, I am a happy person as all the problems you've mentioned are completely gone.
  5. dice

    dice Network Guru Member

    I'm also dissapointed with my v2.2. It reboots when i download at full speed (~600k/s) on ANY firmware i try including 3rd party , beta and official firmwares. The qos doesn't seem to do anything in all firmwares i've tried.

    I'm currently using my wrt54g as a's the only thing it can do right for me.
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