WAG54Gv2 - wireless security problems

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by matthew, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. matthew

    matthew Network Guru Member

    Hi there,

    I just got a WAG54Gv2. It's working OK except that WPA security is broken. I can set it to WPA and enter a passphrase, and I can connect successfully from WinXP, but I get about 30% packet loss. It's as if the device isn't powerful enough to do the encryption, and just drops a bunch of packets. Anyone else had this problem?

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    are u sure it is not your adapter or nic.
  3. cybersmiley

    cybersmiley Guest


    I bought my v2 last month & it is from S'pore. So far I do not use any encryption b'cos nobody actually use a wireless pc around my neighbourhood. It's only me. All seems to be working well but I will give WAP a try.

    Best Regards,
  4. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Hi I had problems initially with WPA but it is working fine now no noticeable speed loss.

    I had problems with a WPC54G which was has since been RMA'd I messed about with te firmware, not sure if it was the WPC or the router giving problems but I know WPA started working after I uploaded the (new/same) firmware.
    If you are an EU user then I would upgrade the firmware - it's listed as the same number 1.00.19 but is was dated as newer on the release note file.

    The only problem I have is the Auto TX is crap, I get best results at 24Mbps fixed at router and adaptor. (12Mbps not great but I can live with it hopefully router firmware will pick things up a bit, my RMA'd V1.2 WAG managed 18Mbps)
  5. matthew

    matthew Network Guru Member

    Yes it was definitely the WAG54G causing the problems - I saw the same packet loss from two totally different NICs on different machines. Anyway, I returned it and bought a Netgear DG834G instead, which is working much better and has a nicer interface IMHO. Oh and it runs Linux - you can actually telnet into the box without hacking the firmware!
  6. mattero

    mattero Guest

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