WRT54GS Disconnecting

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MYS013, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. MYS013

    MYS013 Network Guru Member

    Hey guys, I recently purchased the above router and am having some issues with it disconnecting every 20 - 30 mins. I have searched this site many times trying to find any related articles but they all seem focused towards the WRT54G and firmware but there dont seem to be any other firmware updates for the WRT54GS that I can see.

    Its configured using Heartbeat and it has no issues connecting it just has a tendancy to disconnect quite frequently. Im using 2.07.1 and Im pretty sure its configured properly.

    Would anyone have any ideas on what could cause the disconnections? I have disabled all firewalls, disabled SSID broadcasting, not running any P2P applications. Anything else I have missed? Im running out of ideas.

    Thanks guys,

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what firmware are you using and what setting? Telstra cable setting?

    if so try adjusting the either of the two settings below...

    Connect on Demand
    You can configure the Router to disconnect your Internet connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, click the radio button. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates.

    Keep Alive Option
    This option keeps you connected to the Internet indefinitely, even when your connection sits idle. To use this option, click the radio button next to Keep Alive. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds (in other words, the Router will check the Internet connection every 30 seconds).
  3. MYS013

    MYS013 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the quick reply Toxic.

    Im using 2.07.1 firmware. Using Heartbeat to connect to the Telstra Cable network. is the IP address for NSW.

    I dont think the connection is dying due to inactivity cause it happens when downloading as well. I will try those options though, thanks!
  4. badfish274

    badfish274 Network Guru Member

    I get disconnects all the time too on this @#$%& router, except mine doesnt disconnect regularly. It likes to disconnect when im actually doing things, like gaming or downloading.
  5. dhuelsmann

    dhuelsmann Network Guru Member

    If you have multiple user logons on your wireless PC, you might want to consider the following registry change which worked well for me:

    "AuthMode"=dword:00000002 :lol:
  6. MYS013

    MYS013 Network Guru Member

    I only have one login on the wireless pc... same as the wired pc.
  7. j_a_w

    j_a_w Network Guru Member

    MYS013 or badfish274,

    I have a WRT54GS which disconnects from the net intermittently. I'm using PPPOE though.

    Have either of you found a solution?
  8. MYS013

    MYS013 Network Guru Member


    There is a new firmware update out for the WRT54GS which is tried... it did work but wireless speeds were pretty shocking. I ended up using Satori which works perfectly.

    If you want me to post the firmware updates for you to download I can?
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