WRT54GS v6 Problems

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Enaress, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Enaress

    Enaress LI Guru Member

    I am not sure of my problem but let me tell you what's happening. I bought a brand new WRT54GS v6 router from Best Buy about 3 months ago. It's been working fine until a month ago. Every hour or so, my latency just suddenly skyrockets to a point where I cant even load Google on a web browser (not even the router's gateway page), and I have to reset the router to fix it. This happens on both my wired and wireless connections. My ISP changes my WAN IP every few months (static IP) so if I directly connect via the modem, it's the most recent IP they have given me. But if I connect through the router, the WAN IP I have is the one I used to have before for some odd reason (just to clarify, I'm not talking about the LAN 192.168.x.x IP, I know the difference). I'm not sure if this is the problem or not. My router has the latest firmware, and I've tried factory settings many times. My other computers are not hogging bandwidth and I am WEP secure so there are no outside culprits (I can check to see who is connected at any time). I just know that it's not my ISP's problem because I don't have this issue directly connected via my cable modem, but I am if I use my router, and everytime it happens and I reset my router, it fixes it for a few hours.
  2. Enaress

    Enaress LI Guru Member

    I can't figure this out at all. I tried setting my configuration to "Static IP" as the connection type instead of "Automatic - DHCP", and I set the IP as my IP I get when I'm directly connected to the cable modem. I didn't know what to put for the Static DNS number so I just put it the same as the gateway number (I had to type something). This fixed my connection (I think) on my main PC, but now my laptops cannot connect at all, either or wireless or wired connections. I think I'm just gonna trash this router and tell my family they won't be able to use the internet in their rooms anymore, this problem is just unheard of. Everything is fine when I'm not using the router.
  3. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    are you using p2p?
    You could be filling up your connection table, which keeps track of all your connections. This typically freezes the router. So if you or anyone in your family started using bittorrent or any other p2p recently, this may be the cause of your problem.
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