WRT54G Gateway Drops, Please Help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by thydarkgift, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. thydarkgift

    thydarkgift Network Guru Member

    Hey Everyone,

    I've been reading a few of the posts of those with a similar problem, but have yet to find a solution to mine. I hope someone out there can help.

    I just got a new WRT54G v.5 from Dell a few weeks ago. My connection seems to be dropping out from one to six times at any given point of the day. I have since upgraded the Firmware to v1.00.6 and still no luck. Here are my settings.

    All machines are running current versions of XP.

    I have a adsl connection from Earthlink, using a ZyXel Prestige 645M-UHP Modem. I believe it is in Bridge Mode and not PPoE because the ACT is not lit.

    On the Linksys Admin Page, My connection is PPoE, I have the usual Local IP of, subnet, The DHCP is Disabled and all pc's on my network were given their own IP's. The router was doing the same thing with the DHCP Enabled as well. The Keep-Alive time is set to 60, I've tried changing it from 30 to 90 to 60 and still the same thing.

    On the status page, the IP's, Default Gateway and DNS 1-2 are what IPCONFIG kicked back to me. I notice that the Subnet mask is if that should mean anything. The MTU is on Auto and set at 1492.

    Usually, the Gateway drops out to and I have to Disconnect and Reconnect, but sometimes all the fields are at 0 and have to hit connect.

    I have talked with a few people, tried this and that, but the problem still remains. Is there anyone out there who knows how to get this corrected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance,

  2. columbians

    columbians Network Guru Member

    I should begin by saying that my router is actually a wrt54gs v.5, but I think this still applies as it is an issue related to accessing secured sites:

    Try this:

    Make sure you have the most recent firmware loaded (sounds like you do):

    1) Set MTU to "Manual" (On router look under Setup - Basic Setup)
    2) Set MTU size to 1200 (On router same page as item 1 above)
    3) Enable DHCP (On router same page as items 1 and 2 above)
    4) Save Settings before moving to step 5
    5) Disable UPnP (On router look under Administration - Management)
    6) Save Settings

    I am now enjoying a consistent connection (no drops each day, as was the case initially). :thumb:
  3. thydarkgift

    thydarkgift Network Guru Member


    I'll give that a shot since I have nothing else to loose. I'll let ya know how it works out.

  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Return it and get either

    WRT54GL or WRTSL54GS

    The Gv5 unit is junk, even Linksys Tech Support knows it.

    GL was $55 after MIR the other day at NewEgg.
  5. thydarkgift

    thydarkgift Network Guru Member

    Don't have the return option, I would even try that at this point.

    The setting change worked for a while, but just noticed that the Gateway dropped out on me again. Although it did manage to make it through the night. Stayed connected for 16 hours. Any other suggestions.. Just have to wait and see what happens..


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