My recent experience with a WRT54GS v5

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wrzt, Mar 8, 2006.


Does your wireless drop at high thoroutput?

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  1. wrzt

    wrzt Guest

    Hey all, just wanted to share my experience with a WRT54GS v5 that I bought yesterday and returned today. It was absolute junk! :thumbdown: My biggest caveat about it was that it would drop my wireless connection every single time my bandwidth usage hit about 3Mbit. It would reconnect to the network in about 10 seconds, but you can imagine how annoying this was when I tried to transfer files wirelessly between different computers on my network.

    I had the same problem with all 3 of my comps, and they all use different makes and models of wireless adaptors. This happened in g-only, b-only, and mixed mode connections. I tried to tweak everything i could think of with no success. And of course, Linksys tech support was useless! The guy actually tried to tell me that the router does not support the transfer of such large files!! :rofl: I then proceeded to ask him if he knew what he was talking about, and he replied with a simple "Yes." I mean, come on...just admit that you are unsure why the issue exists rather than feeding a customer a bs response and hoping that they are ignorant.

    Anyways, I returned the router to circuit city this morning and for 10 bucks less I grabbed what seems to be a gem. I swapped the linkshit for a Netgear WGT624 and its been flawless thus far. :cheer:

    Shame on Cisco for putting their name on linksys products. Thats like Lexus badging their name on the back of Saturns. I'm not sure if Cisco owns the Linksys brand now, but if they do they sure need to think twice about the products their releasing. Good luck to anyone who has router issues themselves!
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