WRT54G drops connection at regular intervals

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i have been using a BEFSR41 for a year now with no problems. my wife just got a wireless laptop, so we are making the move to wireless.

    so i got us a WRT54G (v4). it works great when it works and i swear it seems to be a little faster. the only problem is that it drops the connection at regular intervals. it is easy for me to start back up. i just log in to the router and release/renew my DHCP.

    obviously, this sucks. does anyone have any ideas what is going on. i guess it is _possible_ that the ISP has been having problems, but it has been going on for a few days now, and that seems like too much of a coincidence.

    for the record, my computer is using one of the wired connections and having these problems (i have not even brought the wireless into the equation yet).

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i called linksys and they suggested to do ALL of the following:
    -> turn off windows xp firewall
    -> drop MTU from 1500 to 1200
    -> change WEP encryption from 128 to 64 (they claimed this was more secure anyways???? the guy actually tried to tell me that 64-bit encryption was stronger than 128-bit encryption -- we had a five minute conversation where i was basically laughing at him the whole time)
    -> change beacon interval from 100 to 50
    -> change fragmentation threshold from 2346 to 2306
    -> change RTS from 2347 to 2307

    i am trying all of these out right now -- can anyone comment on the above, please?

  3. sstterry

    sstterry Guest

    Did it work? I'm having the same problems
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    nope, i am still having the same problems.
  5. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    Forget what tech support told you.
    I would set it to defaults, which is under the Admin tab and set it up again. You should not need to change any of those settings from default.

    WPA and AES works well and is well supported by wireless cards now, but you would need to check the wireless laptop's settings to make sure it's possible for it.

    Do you have cable or DSL?
    If DSL, does the modem handle PPPoE or the router?
    MTU will be 1500 for cable and 1492 for DSL if the router does PPPoE itself. 1500 if the DSL modem is doing PPPoE.

    I think it's possible this is just a DHCP lease or double nat issue and should be easy to fix.
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i used the defaults first -- i have had this router for about a week. i installed it with defaults and started having these problems immediately.

    then i called tech support and tried what they said (what i mentioned above) and the problems did not go away.

    i have cable (with shaw).

    any other ideas?

  7. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Try changing the settings for your Ethernet Adapter (Control Panel--> System-->Hardware-->Device Manager). See if it makes a difference using either 100Base Tx/Full Duplex, 100Base Tx/Half Duplex, 1000Base Tx/Full Duplex, 1000Base Tx/Half Duplex, etc...

  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Any Resolution?

    Has anyone resolved this issue?

    A friend of mine was having this exact problem on a Windows XP laptop, it would work for awhile and then he'd lose the connection. His roommate had absolutely no issues with the router while using an OpenBSD laptop. Another friend also said he had issues with dropped connections on an XP machine, but I haven't confirmed this.

    Is it possible that the Windows drivers are flaky?
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    hey guys some tips regarding this issue i hope many of us are using the cordless phones and microwaves near the router,cordless phones also use the same 2.4ghz to work so u just change the channel in the linksys router to 11 from 6 ad try it out and again the wireless depends on the barriers we have, the number of walls and the glass doors available so try to reduce the distance if possible u can find the channel in the router web interface under wireless the non overlaping channels are 1,6,9 so give a try by using any of these channels if it doesent works try to reduce the beacon interval to 50 u can find this option in advanced wireless settings if we do this the wireless ssid will be broadcasted very frequently so this issue will be fixed try it out if it doesen't works mail me to sreevas21@yahoo.co.uk
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I have had 4 wrt54g's at different work blgs's. I have never had an issue till the one I bought a month ago.

    All computers hard wires and wireless work flawlessly and then we all lose our connection to the internet. The only way to resolve this is to power down the router. I went out and bought another one as linksys suggested it was the router NO GOOD! I removed the router and connected to a computer without any issues! Still trying though.
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