WRT54GS v.3 and Bitcomet and web browsing problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Suxipo, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Suxipo

    Suxipo Guest

    Hi guys, :cheer:

    I recently bought the WRT54GS v.3 router. It was working ok until recent weeks. Whenever downloads in Bitcomet start, it would be only when I get lucky, some webpages would turn up. Otherwise, most of the webpages are just "pages not found" thing. I then stop all the downloads in Bitcomet and browsing is no problem again.

    It happens to all computers in my network, not just the one that has Bitcomet is running on.

    When the problem occurs, even going to is either too slow to open or "pages not found". Therefore I highly suspect my router is causing the problem.

    I'm currently using the v4.70.6 firmware and there is no later firmware for this router's version on Linksys' website.

    Any idea on how to troubleshoot this problem?
  2. brucebeh

    brucebeh Network Guru Member

    I'm a common BT user and this is the reason why i switched to the WRT54g from another old linksys wirelss router.

    My suggestion is install the DD-WRT firmware, its running great for me and so far it hasn't crashed, or froze or dropped any connections even with bit torrent running on one of my computers.

    I have 2 computers on wired and 1 wireless + 1 Voip adapater and all work great even when we're all downloading off bit torrent :thumbup:
  3. THILE

    THILE Network Guru Member

    All routers in general have big problems with p2p programs. (That’s my experience after reading a lot of posts on different forums)
    It’s something about all the connections these programs uses and at some point the router can't handle it anymore.

    My new linksys WRT54GS v4 lasts 24 hours running standard firmware. Then it simply disconnects the whole internet, nothing works.
    Then I have to pull the power cable and then it reconnects just fine.

    So yesterday I flashed the DDWRT firmware into it, and right now I’m testing like insane.
    If this firmware can stand the test I will be jumping up and down.
    I have had 3 previous routers that also crashed whenever there is some sort of p2p activity.
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