WAG54G ADSL Always Down !?!?!

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Muffleman, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Muffleman

    Muffleman Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I have done a search but couldn't find anything so before I hurl my WAG54G out of the nearest window, maybe someone else has cured this problem ?

    I have now stopped using the router because it just kept saying that the ADSL was down in the DSL status window. This is rubbish as I connected the old USB modem I had and straight away I got back to problem free surfing !

    I was on firmware 1.02.07 I believe and I tried most suggestions I could find on these boards.

    Has anyone else had total instability on the ADSL line ?


  2. Ves007

    Ves007 Network Guru Member

    It's somekinda wierd problem. You have to turn on SSIP. ( Yeah I know I hate it too)
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    has the WAG54G been setup for your ISPs connections? the USB one may have the correct settings, but the WAG54G may need setup in the GUI interface.
  4. Muffleman

    Muffleman Network Guru Member

    Okay, I will give this a try...thanks.

    I probably should have said, the router does sometimes work but it's fragile to say the least. The ISP setup was correct and connections were sometimes made, but for some reason the WAG54G reports the ADSL as being 'down' when quite clearly it's not. Strangely, it can be okay and stay connected for days, but then it has periods of complete fragility !

    Many thanks

  5. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    The WAG54G has a firewall issue. If you use applications with high incoming traffic (like filesharing) the firewall causes the WAG to reboot and therefore drop the DSL line.
    After disabling the firewall (and making some little adjustments for my specific environment) the WAG now works like a charme (though not as secure as I would like it to have).

    Just my 2 €-cents.
  6. DeathGhost

    DeathGhost Network Guru Member

    the solution is a personal firewall ?
  7. Jogobo

    Jogobo Network Guru Member

    Depends on your network. I have a linux box as proxy server and firewall. So I do not really miss the firewall of the WAG.

    Just my 2 €-cents.
  8. Muffleman

    Muffleman Network Guru Member

    Okay thanks, I'll try losing the firewall.

  9. pault

    pault Guest

    WAG54G not allowing wireless internet connection

    Like many of you I have been plagued by non connection and or dropouts of WPC54G fitted laptops with 2 different wag54g's (BT broadband ADSL) firmware v1.02.7
    I have tried all the higher echelons of firmware inc v1.03 beta (which stopped any connection wired or wireless),
    I went down again to v1.02.7 and got my wired unit up and a centrino wireless up (still no Wpc54g's).
    Next I went DOWN again to v1.02.1 and I've got them all up.
    I made no other changes, no fancy resets, firewall on, pppoa, VPI/VCI 0,38 on all time and no security (yet) I also changed all the channels to 5 (I read somewhere this had good DHCP capability but I'm not sure it matters with this set up)
    Whole thing has been steady as a rock for past couple of days.
    no upgrades for me in future.
  10. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    pm me when you get a chance and I'll give you a hand because, as I posted previously, my WAG54G works great with the preloaded firmware. I've just put my wrv54g back online because there's really nothing else configuration wise to do with it (WAG) because it's up and running, and it only has 5 vpn tunnels (all my vpn users maxed them out which is why I switched back to my wrv54g which has 50).

  11. Tolga

    Tolga Guest

    I have the same problem with my WAG54G. I used my modem for a month without any problem. But since last week it doesn't detect my DSL line. When i tried my old USB modem i can easily connect to internet.
    I tried this WAG54G at my firend's house and it connected without any problem. I still couldn't find a solution. Is the problem at my DSL line or my modem? What should i do?
  12. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    here's what you do to make it work (in my opinon).

    1) Have your WAN Ip set to static
    2) Get a dynamic DNS (optional)
    3) Make sure it's set to "keep alive" every 30 seconds

    Outside of these three things, there's nothing high tech going on. I'm in the middle of a vpn session right now to my home network. Additionally, I'm using the firmware that it came with (ver 1.01.06).
  13. Muffleman

    Muffleman Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your help Doc, although I seem to be okay now. I registered a complaint with my ISP and they then had the telecomms company come round and investigate. I was still getting dropouts and a lot of line errors, even with the ADSL Modem in place of the WAG54G.

    They replaced some cabling, installed an ADSL faceplate (so I no longer have ADSL filters) and this helped massively.

    I also replaced my WAG54G with the Ver. 2 (long story cut short - bought one for someone else and, er, let him have my 1.2 ;) )

    So far, we're rock solid :) Been up for 3days straight and not one drop-out on either ADSL or WIFI.

    Other than being on 'G' only, all other settings are pretty much factory.

    Thanks again

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