WRT54G v6 Access Restrictions killing router connection

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by markmushakian, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. markmushakian

    markmushakian Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi folks..

    I actually posted a thread about this a couple of nights ago, but my login timed out, so I had to sign in after hitting Submit, and since I haven't seen it show up here (I'm new, so I need approval), I'm writing another. Not for a lack of patience, so if it's just slow because of the holiday weekend - my apologies, and you can delete either one you like :)

    The issue is this:

    I have a number of sites I'm looking to block on my network. I set four access restriction policies (since you're limited on how many each policy can block), and it worked just fine. The sites were blocked and everything went well for about an hour (give or take, I can't recall). Then, my internet connection became erratic and started continually dropping. The problem was, that it wasn't my actual internet connection, but the router doing what appeared to be like a power-off refresh - the Power light would start blinking rapidly, and then it would either eventually reconnect on its own, or I'd have to reset the router. No matter what, though, after enabling the access restrictions, I couldn't maintain a stable connection for very long. I know that's the issue, because if I turned them off, it was fine.. and if I turn them back on, it acts up again.

    I downloaded the latest firmware, but that did not help. The router didn't FEEL exceptionally hot (as I thought that might've been it), but the system allows for 10 policies to be enabled, so I don't think 4 should kill the whole system. I didn't see any type of other options in the access restriction policy panel that might be causing some type of internet connection interference, but I could be wrong.

    I'd really love to have these blocks in place, but I'd also love to be able to still access the internet at the same time ;) Any help or passed-on knowledge of what's going on would be extremely appreciated :)
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