WRT54GL Connection Dropping Problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by cgordon, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. cgordon

    cgordon Guest

    Background of my problem:

    I have used a Linksys BEFW11S4 Router for a couple of years with seldom a dropped connection after updated firmware for that router. I just puchased a new Dell M1210 laptop and the wireless connection was extremely slow...so a bit of research on forums suggested that I update my router.

    Again through research I determined the WRT54GL (v.1.1) to be a good router, so I bought it. Wireless connection is great with the new laptop, but the darn thing drops the internet connection almost every hour and I have to unplug and re-plug to get back my connection. This is using the wired desktop computer.

    I'm running windows xp on all machines. Router is plugged into desktop. Using DSL Modem...modem works fine outside of router...no drops. I have been talking with tech at Linksys 3 times...1st changed settings, then upgraded to new Firmware 4.30.5, then changed settings again (turned off router firewall, etc.)...nothing has changed.

    I'm wondering if this new router doesn't like my modem. I think I have an old modem OvisLink OV301R. Is this a possible cause? It's a rental so I could probably exchange it for a more updated modem.

    Would 3rd party firmware solve this kind of problem?

    Thanks for any help...I'm getting a little bit frustrated.
  2. gotspeed13

    gotspeed13 LI Guru Member

    Hello, I'm new here and just bought a WRT54GS and modded it with DD-WRT firmware. Just thought I would say that I am having this exact same problem and would like to know how to fix it also. The connection just drops and I have to unplug the router wait about five seconds and then plug it back in and all is well again.
  3. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Is your DSL modem in bridge mode or are you using double NAT?
  4. gotspeed13

    gotspeed13 LI Guru Member

    In an attempt to not steal cgordon's thread and to make me sound like the total newbie I am, I don't know. I just got into wireless networking stuff literally five days ago so I am still learning everything. Also, I am only connecting at 1-2 Mbps with no to very low signal strength.
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