WRT54G V1 & V2 Wireless Drops

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by CraigB, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. CraigB

    CraigB Network Guru Member

    Hi all;

    We have a WRT54G V1 that would randomly drop the wireless connection. The Drop could last from between 5 seconds to 45 minutes. Some times a single drop would occur. Some times multipul drops per minute would happen.

    We got fed up with this so we bought a New WRT54G V2. All of the above problems still occur.

    Our network is as follows: WRT54G V2 hard wired to 2 PC. (These never drop.) 1 Laptop, 1 Desktop, and 1 iPaq PDA connected wirelessly.

    When the Wireless drops all of the wiresless devices lose their network.

    I have used MiniStumbler on the iPaq and can watch the wireless go up and down.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks. CraigB in the Hi Desert.
  2. Pacif13r

    Pacif13r Network Guru Member

    Check out the other topic titled "high throughput causes disconnect" though it's a misleading topic because sometimes it just a certain file, though this may be GS specific..
  3. CraigB

    CraigB Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, the drops occur when there is network traffic or not. Every thing can be idle and our WRT54G V1 or V2 will drop or there could be lots of traffic and no drops.

    Last night the 54G V2 dropped 7 times in 4 minutes. Today it has dropped only 2 times all day. The hole thing is completely random. I hate Random. :)

    Drives me NUTS!

    CraigB in the Hi Desert.
  4. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Sounds like RF interference to me, I'd investigate that first. Remember, there are a bunch of common devices in use all over that radiate energy at the same frequencies that your wireless network uses.
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    yeah try higher gain antenna then some firmware like hyperwrt or dd-wrt then try and increase the power see if that woks. or it could be a hardware problem.

    buy a wireless A standard router. if that is fine then it could be interference with other 2.4ghz devices or a hardware problem.
  6. lnOmega

    lnOmega Guest

    I'm seeing exactly the same problem. I got a WRT54G v2.2 about a month ago. Worked fine for a couple weeks, then one day it dropped the wireless connection. My laptop can be 3 feet from the router, and the signal will fluctuate from "none" to "excellent" and back as I watch it (so I don't see how upping the power will help). It is very intermittent; works ok for much of the day, then suddenly it will do this. Wired connections are just fine.

    I have a 2.4 GHz cordless phone, but the problem doesn't correlate with its use (should it matter whether someone is talking on the phone?).

    I notice other available wireless networks. Could these cause this problem? How can I avoid interference with them?

    I'm using the firmware I installed from the linksys autoinstall site ("simple" I think). It says v3.03.1 on the router setup page.
  7. grape8pe

    grape8pe Network Guru Member

    Did you ever figure out the problem?
  8. truenobleman

    truenobleman Network Guru Member

    I have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM! I upgraded from a 2.4ghz d-link "g" router that worked fine. Now I can have my computer within 5 feet of the wrt54g and the signal fluxuates all over the place.

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