Internet connection keeps dropping

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MarkM_35, May 6, 2006.

  1. MarkM_35

    MarkM_35 LI Guru Member

    I have WRT54G v5 and I have tried most software firewalls on my system to try to figure the problem out but to no avail.

    Every so often my connection dies, it aint my cable modem cos if I disable my sw firewall, my internet aint affected.

    I would never know there was a problem with the connection, cos the lights on the modem arent affected, so it aint the modem, but to get the connection working again I have to unplug my router and replug it in and the the connection works again.
    And like I said, if my firewall is not on, I have no connection problems, so my firewalls and router are having problems with each other and I can't understand what it is.
    Can anyone help, its driving me crazy :help:
  2. MarkM_35

    MarkM_35 LI Guru Member

    Wow, what a bunch of knowledgeable and helpful people you all are :thumbdown:
  3. slamcat

    slamcat Network Guru Member


    I love people who absolutely refuse to use the search function of these forums.
  4. tonyp2020

    tonyp2020 Network Guru Member

    Mark, I had a similar problem with both a netgear router and my current WRT54G router.
    The problem always seemed to be caused by my wired computer, and the wireless one worked fine until the wired computer was switched on. It would be OK for weeks then the problems would start again, router needing constant rebooting.

    The router setup/status pages would take ages to load on the wired computer or it would not be able to even find the router. Router worked OK via wireless computer.

    Suspected virus/spyware/firewall. Wiped HDU, reloaded software on wired computer, but problem would eventually return.

    To cut a long story short both computers are now wireless, even though the ex-wired computer is with 1 meter of the router.

    Very rare to have a problem now, and even if I lose the internet connection it is very easy to restore by re-booting everything.

    Seemed to be some sort of compatibility problem when using a wired connection. The only other thing I did was start using HyperwareWRT firmware, but the problems persisted until I went completely wireless.

    I should also say that I am on NTL Broadband in the UK.


    BTW you didnt exactly wait long for help to be posted before slagging us off, did you? I hope that your not as rude in real life.
    And Slamcat is correct, searching the forums might have produced a solution.
  5. magnoxman

    magnoxman LI Guru Member

    I had this issue with 4 routers, netgear, wrt54g, wrt54gc and a wrt300n - issue was the modem.
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