WRT54G Dropped Wireless Signals: Is there a real solution?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pufftissue, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. pufftissue

    pufftissue Network Guru Member

    Hi, I'm a simpleton:

    I just bought the WRT54G a week ago and I can't use the wireless portion of the router because the signal keeps dropping out.

    Is there a solution to this problem besides returning it to Radioshack?

    If not, which router is known to be rock stable and roughly the same performance?

    Thank you
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    maybe overclocking the cpu it has helped many people with this problem
  3. pufftissue

    pufftissue Network Guru Member

    All I can say is that the WRT54G is the worst router I've ever owned. I can't even connect wirelessly at all now.

    I'm by no means a techie, but I've had 3 other wireless routers before and had no such problems.

    If I didn't get a lemon, then I'm amazed that this site exists because I'm ready to give up on this router. I know my way around the basics of a router, and this one flat out won't do wireless reliably, and now, at all.
  4. nuxie1

    nuxie1 Network Guru Member

    Have you tried flashing the newer firmware version? I would personally say the WRT54G is the best wireless router Ive used and I know many people would say the same.
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Did you try changing the channel, you are on. Which OS are you using and what type of encryption are you using? Are you broadcasting your SSID. Nearby wireless networks, microwaves and 2.6Mhz wireless telephones can cause you to lose your connection. Try changing the channel. Windows XP SP2, when used with WPA-PSK encryption and not broadcasting your SSID can cause connection losts. What is your signal strength?
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