having to restart router a lot

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by miichael, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. miichael

    miichael Network Guru Member

    i am runing the wrt54g with the newest linksys firmware
    and about 3+times a day it seems i have to restart the router
    all my net will just stop. its hooked up via wired no wireless set up yet.
    i have 2 computers connected to it. they both drop at the same time and a simple reset starts the router workin fine
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Please when telling us a problem at least tell us what linksys device you have and more information, telling us nothing will result in no help.
  3. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    When you upgraded to the newest firmware did you do the hard reset afterwords?
  4. miichael

    miichael Network Guru Member

    dont think so..what excatly is a hard reset?
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Hard reset = Press the reset biutton for 30 seconds.
  6. randy998

    randy998 Network Guru Member

    Hard Reset

    Where does it say that you need to do a hard reset after flashing to latest firmware?


  7. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    Accessing the Router’s Setup page:

    1. Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

    2. Type in WRT54GS’s IP Address into the “Address†field ( is the default IP) and click GO or hit the [Enter] key.

    3. A “User Name†and “Password†prompt will appear. Leave the “User Name†blank and input the WRT54GS’s password (admin is the default password) into the “Password†field then click the OK button or hit the [Enter] key.

    4. Once in the web-based utility, click on the Administration tab, and then the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab.

    5. Click the Browse button, and navigate to the location where the firmware files were extracted to in previous steps. Select the firmware file (for example, WRT54GS_2.07.1_US_code.bin).

    6. The appropriate file path leading to the .bin file will automatically be entered into the File Path box when the correct file is selected.

    7. Once selected, click on the Upgrade button to begin the firmware upgrade procedure. You will be prompted when the process is complete.

    Resetting the Router:

    After the upgrade is complete and to make sure that the new firmware is properly loaded, you must reset your router by holding in the Reset button located on the back of the unit for 30 seconds. This will erase all of your router’s settings. To reconfigure any custom options that you may have set up, be sure to return to the web-based configuration utility located at (the default IP address).

    After completing all steps, your router’s firmware will be upgraded successfully.
  8. RiSe

    RiSe Guest

    I have a similar problem, or the same problem that my WRT54G v 2.2 freezes after a few hours, or up to a day.
    I've tried upgrading to the latest official firmware, and is running HyperWRT v 3.01.3 right now.
    The router just stops working, I need the unplug the power to get it working again. I've tried with other network cables, two computers (one of them with fixed IP-address). The WRT54G doesn't answer on ping, and the webinterface doesn't work either. All the lamps on front are still running though.
    It's connected to a Zyxel 645 ADSL-modem, and I use 3com 3c905-based NIC's in my computers. I get my public IP-address via DHCP (not PPPoE).
    I tried changing the MTU-size to 1492 since Linksys support suggested I try that, since that didn't help I changed it back to 1500. Everything (LAN/WLAN) works fine until it freezes, and I don't have to reboot my computers or ADSL-modem to get it working again, just the WRT54G.

    I'm out of ideas, and any suggestions will do.
  9. Rainey

    Rainey Network Guru Member

    I have the same router WRT54G V2.2 and it has the same problem. I just got Charter HSI and i have a SB5100 cable modem. I can surf the web fine but when connected to the charter news groups that are capped at 24KB/sec i get timeouts and this router gose dead. I to must cycle power on the router and everything is back to normal. I still have the factory firmware installed 3.03.1.

    I came here looking for anwsers to find other with the same problem.
  10. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    This sounds like exactly what happens when the router runs out of connections.

    Are you runing bittorent or any other P2P apps on your network?
  11. TheMunch8

    TheMunch8 Network Guru Member

    Connections? I have this problem, and I can not seem to find what causes it. Perhaps the fact that i have 17 computers belonging to 16 different people connecting to my router. This happens with whatever firmware i can get my hands on (QoS ones, as with this many people, QoS is necessary)
  12. dabodude

    dabodude Network Guru Member

    Same thing happens to me with a WRT54G and a BEFW11s4 Router. I think the problem is something with the internet connection type because I use DHCP to get an IP too. My ISP its a WISP actually.

    It seems the router doesn't get a new IP, it get stucked with the same IP a long time, and then it freezes.
  13. nar1

    nar1 Network Guru Member

    I've had the same problems. Only now, gotten worse. Hard or soft reset no longer seems to work. I can access the web settings page of the wrt54g, the router can obtain IP settings from modem, status says its connected. But after everything, no internet connection. Completely lost and this router may well be a huge loss of time a money, didnt even last me 3 months!
  14. contra

    contra Network Guru Member

    For me it happens when im downloading big files on DC but why does it happens? I have 10mbit/10mbit so i guese it just choke the router to death or something?
  15. Rainey

    Rainey Network Guru Member

    I solved my router lock up problems.
    It was the PC setting for power saver mode. I had it set to power down the hard drive after 15 minutes, go into standby after 30 minutes and the NIC ccard was set to let the PC turn off it power to save power.

    After i turned all that off the router no longer locks up.

    Set the hard drive to never and the standby to never. and don't let the pc turn off power to the NIC card.
  16. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    for everyone else who power saver settings didnt work for.
    the cause of a crapload of connections can be worms which can get you from time to time.

    open a command prompt and type netstat if there are a whole bunch of connections waiting for ip's in your subnet you may have a worm or other variation trying to infect your other pc's. if the other pc's dont answer it will keep spamming the network untill the nic is saturated with bogus requests

    also try SP2 for win.
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