WRT54GS connection constantly stalling

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by xpat, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. xpat

    xpat LI Guru Member

    I have the newest version of DD-WRT. My internet connection keeps stalling ... I wonder if it is because of too many processes running for the low power CPU in the WRT54GS?

    I have two computers connected, one hard-wired PC and a wireless WPA2-encrypted MacBook. Usually, when running one or two BitTorrents on the PC, internet access works but is slow (ie: browsing websites via http). If I start watching streaming video via TVUPlayer, internet becomes unaccesible by my web browser. The router webpage sometimes will not even load. Torrent and TVUPlayer continue working, as well as MSN chat, but internet will not load. The MacBook is mostly used for browsing and the connection does not work for it either.

    My connection speed is about 8/1 mbps max down/up, the LAN port for the PC hard-wired connection is limited to 1 mbps and there is a simple QoS running (basically torrent=bulk, VoIP, MSN, jabber, http=premium/express). The MAC address for the MacBook has been assigned as premium.

    Is it simply not enough horsepower, or are my settings wrong somewhere along the line? Thanks for the help.

    I was originally using a v2.2 router, then switched to a v3, and to another v3 so I'm sure it's not hardware defects... also, switched power supplies incase they were fishy. The only thing that seems to fix the problem is hard reseting the router, or soft reseting through the admin page (if I can get the router interface to load). I previously had one of the v3 routers running in bridge mode and there was no problems at all with Torrent running and other processes, though there was only one PC connected.

    If it is hardware problem, can you suggest a different box to use? Would Soekris have a higher capability? Thank you all.
  2. xpat

    xpat LI Guru Member

    well, i'd appreciate any replys please, this situation is very frustrating. did i post this in the wrong section? if so, please move it mod. thank you.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Well if you would like to do some simple tests. Shut down anything unecessary, I.E QoS, torrents and player. Simply just have the internet on all machines working correctly. Then start bringing in each with the QoS last. I would start maybe with 1 torrent then check internet, then 2 then internet, then perhaps the player and then internet. You should beable to ultimately determine what is causing you the most grief. Are you hammering the cpu yes, however overall throughput should be well over the 8meg max of your line.
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