WRT54GS not working with World of Warcraft MMORPG

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Nyro, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Nyro

    Nyro Network Guru Member

    Hello Everyone,

    This is my 1st post and I hope it's in the right section. My apologies if it does not belong here.

    I'm having trouble with my Linksys WRT54GS when trying to interface with World of Warcraft. If you are familiar with the game you may have heard about the "Unknown Entity" problem. The problem is I can get connected but ones I get into the world it seems that there is no data exchange between myself and the game server.

    I have tried everything I have found on the Blizzard Forums to no avail. I was wondering if anyone here has this same model and has it working with WoW.

    As for things I have tried...

    Changing MTU settings (PC/Router)
    Updating firmware (Currently v3.37.2)
    Port Forwarding
    DMZ setup
    Static IP settings (Router/PC)

    I just replaced a Linksys BEFSR41 to go wireless, so you can see my dissapointment fter spending 200$ on a new wireless card and router.

    I've been hammering at this for the last 5 hours with no luck. I'm quite frustrated at this point.

    Any insight or help you could provide would be most appreciated.

    Thank you.
  2. Nyro

    Nyro Network Guru Member

    Well, after 2.5 hours on with Linksys Tech Support it still does not work.

    Downgraded Firmware to 3.17.4
    Factory reset
    retried DMZ and Port triggering settings (ports 3724,6112, 6881-6999)

    No dice.

    The technician did say that they are sending the case on to a supervisor with a link to the Blizzard Tech forums showing that many customers of the specific product are having the exact same issue with no solid workaround. He also said that since it is a newer product so it should have high priority and that they would hope to have some new firmware out for the issue relatively soon.

    I'm not holding my breath, but I will give them a little time and revert back to my BEFSR41 router for the time being.


    If anyone else has any suggestions, I'm all ears.


    Windows XP
    Toshiba PCX1100 Cable modem
    Linksys WRT54GS (3.17.4)
    Asus P4PE-X integrated NIC (directly wired)
  3. luna

    luna Network Guru Member

    My son plays WOW and all we had to do was set the computer's nic to a static IP address and the dns addresses and then open ports 6112, 6119 and 6113-6119 TCP and UDP in the routers port forwarding setup,using the static IP we assigned to the computers nic . We just followed the instructions for Warcraft 3 here ( which he played extensively until WOW was released:


    I tried port triggering on the newest firmware when it was released and it will not work, you must use port forwarding.
  4. SnootWaggy

    SnootWaggy Guest

    I have a Linksys WRT54GS 1.1 running 3.37.6 firmware and have the same problem.

    I tried the above (Static IP and DNS settings on PC, Port Forwarding for ports 6112 - 6119) and it didn't work for me. I still get the same 'ghost town' effect after a few moments.

    I'm running firmware 3.37.6 and have tried DMZ to my computer, resetting the router, reinstalling World of Warcraft, testing it to another PC (connected to the same router), tested both wireless and network cabling to the linksys, and have tried MTU settings of auto, 1200, 1300 and 1500.

    The Blizzard thread on this problem is getting huge :


    I also notice that that in general internet browsing I often experience a pause of up to a few seconds before the page starts loading, although a second attempt to load the page will usually be fast. This has started only since replacing our router with the Linksys, no other hardware or software has changed.
  5. red6

    red6 Guest

    same troubleshooting & same issue here... =(...

    the good news is i can now play WoW w/ my usb Linksys USB adapter... the bad news is that i'm using a different wireless router (Microsoft) ...

    Please hollah if u get WoW to work with the WRT54GS router...

    bump x2
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