WRT54G: Loss of both wires and wireless connectivity

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi there,

    About 6 months ago today, my Linksys WRT54G wireless router started acting up, dropping the connection at random intervals. Sometimes it runs for hours without any problems whatsoever, but most of the time the connection falls out every few minutes. This means that any downloads or network transfers that are in progres are interrupted and must be restarted, which is really annoying because it happens so often. I've had this network running for a full year without ever losing the connection one single time, only to suddenly have the whole network crippled bu these connection problems. Both wired and wireless systems are affected, although the wired ones naturally reconnect a lot faster, usually mere seconds after being disconnected. The wireless stations, however, certainly take their sweet time, and sometimes, after regaining the lost connection, they are not able to connect to the internet or intranet anymore even though i get association from the router.

    I have tried everything: updating the firmware, hard reset, messing around with various router settings, custom firmware and minimizing throughput, but nothing seems to help. No matter what i do, the problems persist. I've run out of ideas - what should i do?
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    This sure is the "No. 1 In Linksys Support" alright!
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Who is your ISP? Is your router losing connection to the Internet and causing yur problem? If you are losing both wired and wireless thaen the router is defective or you are losing the connection to the internet. Are you running a P2P like Bittorrent?
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Also check to make sure it's not your DSL modem dropping the connection. (Assuming you've got DSL of course.)

    Somewhat recently I had a problem very similar to yours in symptoms and and it took me a while to realize that it was the modem that couldn't maintain a connection, not the router. When I discovered the problem we eventually traced the source to bad phone lines in my house.

    It was not the first thing I though of because I'd had a reliable connection for several years & no changes had been made to the phones when the problem started. Taking care of the phone lines immediately resolved the issue and I haven't had a problem since!

    Good luck.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey, that might actually be it. The problem did seem to come out of the blue. I tried changing the cables that run from the DSL outlet below my desk to my modem and from the modem to the router, but that didn't solve anything. Since I've tried just about everything else, I'm going to give this a shot.

    Hope this works. Thanks for the replies.
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