Unstable WRT54g V5

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Trazor, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Trazor

    Trazor Guest

    My WRT54G is disconnecting me all the time when i use WLAN, i get ~65% signal quality usually, but when playing WoW or BF2 (or just browsing) my connection dissapears.
    The AP is about 5m from my computer, which uses a WMP54g WiFi PCI card. This also happens on my laptop, that has an intel WiFi card.

    The firmware is linksys latest.
    Anyone got any solutions for me?
  2. thefuzz250

    thefuzz250 Network Guru Member

    i have the exact same problem! i cant get anyone to answer to my post either :/
  3. poles

    poles Network Guru Member

    Yep, I have the same issue. The latest firmware, is useless. I hope Linksys get's their sh*t in order soon for the v5.
  4. SkyNazi

    SkyNazi Network Guru Member

    Yes same here, 5 bars of signal. Then bam, no internet connection. When you search for networks mine doesn;t come up. I right click the wirless icon in my sys tray and choose repair. This often works instead of having to reboot the computer. But the problem happens frequently with me and I do have v

    I have even added a signal repeater to try to help it, but no dice.

    The strange thing is my wifes latitude doesn't drop the connection, but my inspirion does. At least I don't have to hear her bitching :eek:
  5. SkyNazi

    SkyNazi Network Guru Member

    Possible Fix for the v5 disconnects. No drop issues for 24hrs now. I was getting dropped off my WRT54G v5 from as often as every 5 minutes to every 1-2 hours.

    I went into the "Wirless Networks" tab under "Wireless Network Connection Properties" and removed every network listed under "Preferred networks". I found that my network was listed multiple times there.

    I then found my network and connected. So far, no drop issues.

    Before this, I have connected with a LAN cable to the WRT54G with not diconnect problems. My other laptop had no drop issues with this WRT54G. Nor did my wireless Linksys WVC54G video camera.

    When the wireless connection disconnected, my network would not be shown in the "Wireless Networks Connection" available window. The only way to reconnect was choose "repair" under the "Wireless Network Connections" or reboot the computer.

    The distance from the router did make a difference as to the frequency of the drops, but it would drop none the less sitting right next to the WRT54G. I don't have a section in my house that doesn't get a five bar signal. I even added external antennaes to the WRT54G and a linksys repeater to remedy the problem with no help.
  6. illini_fan

    illini_fan Guest

    I am experiencing the exact same problem. It is extremely frustrating, especially since my old 802.11B router/WAP worked flawlessly for approximately 2.5 years. I looked into the preferred networks list and mine doesn't seem to have any issue with multiple listings of my wireless network. Also, I do have the latest firmware. I suspect that this is probably a major issue with this product. Hopefully, the next firmware update fixes this, or I will have find a different solution.
  7. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    My WRT54GS v1.0 unit running DD-WRT, and my WRTSL54GS running OpenWRT both work *unbelievably* well.

    Ditch/return that v5 trash and run with the Linux crowd!
  8. scav

    scav Network Guru Member

    reply from linksys stuff:)

    Thank you for contacting Linksys Technical Support.

    Basically, your Linksys router is changing its static Internet IP from to The problem that you are having can be firmware problem. I suggest that you hard reset the router and use our online tool or manually set it up to work with your ISP. To hard reset the router, please follow the instructions below.

    1. Make sure that the device is turned on.
    2. Press and hold the reset button.
    3. After 30 seconds, remove the power plug while the button is pressed.
    4. Let go of the reset button and turn on the device.

    If you have Windows XP and you are from the United States, you may use our online tool that would reconfigure the settings. The online tool is called Easy Connect and the settings will be configured automatically. Before using this, make sure that you can get online with the computer connected directly to the modem

    You need to connect the Windows XP computer directly to your modem. Access www.linksys.com/connect/uk and click on NetSet. Save it and then run the program afterwards. Let the online tool do the settings. It will also ask you when to connect the devices and will display animated diagram on how to do it. After that, you should be online on both the wired and wireless computer.

    If the Online tool also doesn’t work smoothly, you may also try to configure it manually. Open your Internet Explorer and type Leave the username blank and type admin for the password. On the setup page of the router, select static IP and type for the IP. The default IP of the router is, change it to Click save. Restart the computer and unplug the power cable of the router for 30 seconds. Turn on the router first and restart the computer. To access the setup page of the router, open your Internet Explorer and type http://10.10.10., instead of

    You may visit our knowledge base at www.linksys.com/kb for other concerns and basic troubleshooting of your Linksys product/s.

  9. scav

    scav Network Guru Member

    Hi! I have had the same problem with my ralink 2500 based chipset when i changed card to atheros I have no problem with disconnections.
  10. moogprodigy

    moogprodigy LI Guru Member

    *BUMP* Same damn problem. Really annoying when playing WoW. Tried everything. Unfortunately, I am "borrowing" internet from a neighbor, so I cannot show up at her door with a new router and tell her that hers is a piece of crap. Anyone ever come up with any kind of solution? Is there still no 3rd party firmware that fixes the problem?
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