WRT54G Fast downstairs wont work upstairs, but full connection?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Sanity, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Sanity

    Sanity LI Guru Member

    Im having a problem with my WRT54G Linksys router. My laptop works perfectly fine downstairs, its super fast and i've loved the speed. A few days ago i tried to work upstairs with it -- i noticed the internet was unusually slow and the web never loaded. I looked at my connection and it said "very good" "connected" the router i noticed also had almost "reset" itself? The router used to be locked and nonbroasdcasting, it was now unlocked, broadcasted and the name was reset to default (linksys). I found this odd so i popped i the linksys CD and changed the name and locked it. Its just broadcasted, since i didnt know hwo to do that and i didnt think it had to with the problem. So now i currently only have internet downstairs. I have no idea what would cause this, i find it very very weird.

    I tried to download the latest firmware, but i realized the firmware was up to date as of june. I have no idea how to fix this -- i didnt want to change anything on the routers website cause i didnt want to screw it up more.

    Any help would be great.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Within the articles section of this site there are a couple wireless articles. I would start there, it will probably bring up alot of other questions but thats ok. From what it sounds like the router was reset to factory default, did you change the default password? And the articles section you can access via the link in the upper left hand corner of this page.
  3. Sanity

    Sanity LI Guru Member

    Yea i changed the default password so it would be more secure, but not recently.
    I have a feeling it happened as a cause to a storm we had a week ago.
    The lightning shut down my comptuer so it could have screwed up the router some how.

    Ill check out the articles
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