Internet connection dropping

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mwann, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. mwann

    mwann LI Guru Member

    Hi there,

    I have a WRT54G with Linksys 2.20.7 firmware. As up to now, a VoIP box (Grandstream 496) authenticates PPPoE and assigns DHCP to the 54G WAN port. Everything works fine until I have to logon to any https site. Then, after I logoff, the WAN connection (Internet) of the router drops for a minute or two and returns without any intervention.

    Funny thing, the VoIP box remains connected all the time and I still can make calls while the router is “refreshing†its connection.

    Anyone has a clue?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    For the https sites try forwarding ports of 443~443 TCP , this will make it easier to authenticate with https sites.

    Now so that the router won't have its' connection dropped after you log off simply enable the "Keep a Live" option. You can either choose for a certain period of activity when your logged off and then the router terminates the connection or you can have the option set for an infinite time period (if your router supports all of this) so that when your logged off it will never terminate the connection unless it gets dropped from a storm or from some sort of transmission error.
  3. mwann

    mwann LI Guru Member

    Thanks for your help SAPo57.

    Unfortunately the firmware does not have "Keep Alive" under DHCP or Static IP. This option is only available to PPPoE and PPTP.

    Talking about https, I've been able to connect to the sites. Only to those sites that I have to log on, in which I am still capable to browse, the router drops when I log off. I tried the Port Forwarding setup and it made no difference.

    I really appreciated your attempt anyway.
  4. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    You are still using Linksys 2.20.7 firmware :eek:

    I think is time to upgrade your router to 4.20.8. After you upgrade press reset button for 30 seconds and configure your router.

    This may help with your problem.
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It is advisable to reset to factory defaults before the firmware upgrade and always upgrade from a wired connection.
  6. mwann

    mwann LI Guru Member

    My mistake.

    I'm using the 4.20.7. As I understand, the 4.20.8 is the "European" version of the 4.20.7. It adds only the 13 channel. Do you believe it can make any difference?

    Thanks for your attention
  7. svg1

    svg1 Network Guru Member

    4.20.8 & 4.30.2 are not european versions . They are US beta versions .
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