WRT54G: Wireless Router unstable; "freezing" wireless connection

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Stu22, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Stu22

    Stu22 Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G v2 with the latest Linksys firmware. Recently, it has been "freezing" at random points and stops responding/has a high ping:


    When I ping, I notice that when it times out or has a high response time, it will correspond directly with the WLAN blinking light suddenly stopping and staying solid for about half a second or so, and then continue its blinking to indicate activity. When I play a game and it lags out suddenly, I notice that the lag also corresponds directly with the blinking activity stopping and then starting again. This gets very annoying when loading web pages, downloading something, etc. I have tested this on multiple computers, so my computer is not the problem. I am not running any high-bandwidth programs, either.

    I am unsure of what the problem is. I have tried resetting it, reinstalling firmware, changing the wireless channel (switching between 1, 6, and 11), etc. Every once in a while it will do this. I do not have any big settings on it; just WPA2 AES and a network address of What could be going on? Is it physically going bad?
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice