WAG 54G v2 help

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by pizza_man, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. pizza_man

    pizza_man Addicted to LI Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm new here and I'm really hoping you could shine some light on problems I've been having with my fairly ancient router. I'm not really a router expert, so please stick to simpleton terms ;).

    So my problem is through my wired connections with the gateway. The wireless signal is working fine with all 3 of our laptops in our house. However, I have my xbox 360 wired through an ethernet cable to the back of the router (note: no pc is wired to the router). Now when I first got the router not long ago (picked it up 2nd hand cheap, which I understand may factor in), and I hooked up my 360, the 360 would constantly connect and disconnect to live. Then it soon turned to no connection at all, with connection tests instantly failing. Also, the port light would not light up indicating the 360 wasn't even connected. So I began to suspect it was a problem with the ports.

    So yesterday, I decided to actually connect my laptop to the router through ethernet. Guess what? It worked fine, indicator light went on and things were fine. Even stranger thing is, I turned on my 360, and it connected to live straight away, no problems. I disconnected my laptop and my xbox stayed connected (and even reconnected) for a good 10 or so minutes, before disconnecting. Then it wouldn't reconnect, indicator light once again wouldn't come on. So I hooked up my pc again, guess what, now that isn't being recognized at all. So I'm thinking it's a problem with the firmware, which I've heard is common with linksys. I'm on latest official firmware (if you can call it that) Firmware Version: 1.02.20.

    Ok, I know this is a huge post and a weird problem, but if anyone thinks they know the problem, please do give us a hand. Thanks. Ask if you need any additional details.
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Wired ports failing on the WAG54GV2 is a common hardware problem - is it still under warranty?

    You may find that they work for a bit if set only at 10Mb/s.

    There's a critical capacitor near the switch chip that dries out apparently, see ...


    but note the AU model is subtly different to UK
  3. pizza_man

    pizza_man Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks. I'll give that a go tomorrow.
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