Problems with WAG354G

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by TheN00b, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. TheN00b

    TheN00b Network Guru Member

    OK this is the first router I've owned, also I don't understand a lot about networks so you might have to explain things in a bit more detail for me please.

    OK here's my problem, like a lot of people I got the WAG354G with network card from PC World. And I have a few problems;

    1. I've installed the Router on my PC with the given software, it completed the installation with no problems and it connects to the internet however on my PC the router is not show, IE in the Network Connections, should it show up on my PC?

    2. I noticed that there was a firmware upgrade for it but it mentioned it was for Annex A and not Annex B, how can I tell which one I own?

    3. The Network adaptor is connect and can find the router. However I have to have the PC on and the laptop on to connect to the internet on it. Once it's connected I can turn the PC off and it will still stay on the internet however when I turn the laptop off, if I turn it on again the PC has to be on, it's also the same for my PSP. How can I fix this?

    That's all the problems I can think of right now lol, I'll appreciate any advice ;)
  2. icest0rm

    icest0rm Network Guru Member


    Annex A: ADSL over PSTN
    Annex B: ADSL over ISDN

    you should know at least which kind of telephonic line you have in your house.. probably have wrong did you setup IPs on PCs?
    did you use DHCP?
    The best way is to disable DHCP on router and assign static IPs to the network interfaces of the PCs...remember to fill all data:
    IP: the IP you want to assign to the network interface
    NetMask: (ok if you use a class like 192.168.1.x for PCs)
    GateWay: (it is router IP, if you didn't changed it)
    DNS: (or one given by your provider, should work both ways)
  3. TheN00b

    TheN00b Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your help, I managed to fix it. But I have one more question. I have a monthly usage from my ISP, if the internet is keep on, on the router, and no devices were connecting to it, will that take up any usage? Or is it only if your doing something on the internet?
  4. icest0rm

    icest0rm Network Guru Member

    it should make no traffic....maybe there are some checks like ping packets sent to keep connection alive, or to adjust time, but that traffic is near to null...can't you check with your ISP? doesn't it have some kind of traffic monitor in which you can see how much traffic the router itself generated over a night?
  5. Powerchicken

    Powerchicken Network Guru Member


    I've been reading the topic with great interest, i myself own a WAG354G Annex A router, and the laptop works fine with it, but the desktop PC completely freezes when it has been connected for 45 minutes-1 hour. I read about disabling DHCP could be a solutio n for this on another topic, but when trying this, and pressing apply, the web interface hangs, and i have to perform a factory reset to the router to regain access again.

    Firmware : 1.01.05
    DHCP now enabled

    Hope You can Help

  6. icest0rm

    icest0rm Network Guru Member

    try to reset your router to factory default settings and configure it from scratch
  7. Powerchicken

    Powerchicken Network Guru Member

    Resetting to factory Defaults

    Yes, since i was not able to connect anymore, ther was nothing left than to reset it and configure it from scratch. After i did this, i again set the router to DHCP disable, but before i changed this, i pre-configured the fixed IP adresses in my wireless network settings on the clients. Now i coul connect to the router, but my freezing problem is still not fixed.

    Thanx for your tip anyway,

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