[WRT54GSv1.1] Bad Internet connection

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dontknow, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. dontknow

    dontknow Guest

    Hi there,

    I've already used the search function but for some reason the forum software only lets me view the first results page and the answers I found did not solve my problems.

    I've bought a European WRT54GS v1.1 which I upgraded to the latest applicable US Firmware version 4.50.6.

    Before and after I had a couple of connection problems on my PC which is about 7-10 meters away (two walls between). The configuration software of my WLAN-USB-Stick (NETGEAR WG111GR) says the signal is about 74 percent. I am no expert, but I'd say that should be sufficient.

    The problem is the Internet connection which is often disconnected or disturbed. Up- and downloads often fail, my ICQ messenger goes regularly offline and sometimes I need to clear the DNS cache of my computer or make a refresh of the Internet connection by pushing the DHCP renew button in the router's status panel. By the way, the router is connected to the internet through a D-Link DSL-360T ADSL Ethernet modem which works as a DHCP server.

    I already tried a couple of settings on my modem. Lowered MTU and MRU down to 1400 in a couple of steps. I did not notice a change in terms of more connection stability.

    I also fiddled arround a lot with the wireless settings. They are currently configured as follows:

    * WPA-PSK

    * SSID broadcast turned off (turning on, as suggested in some post on this forum, does not change anything)

    * MAC-Filter enabled

    * Authentication Type "Auto"

    * Basic Rate "Default"

    * Transmission Rate "11 Mbps"

    * CTS Protection Mode "Auto"

    * Frame Burst "Disabled"

    * Beacon Interval "50"

    * DTIM Interval "1"

    * Fragmentation Threshold "2304"

    * RTS Threshold "2304"

    * AP Isolation "On"

    I'm not sure where to locate the problem. There are three possible options, but I suspect the router to be faulty, because I also cannot connect my PlayStation-Portable in WPA-PSK mode to it.

    Does anybody have a clue what the problem may be?

    Thanks in advance,


    EDIT: Just found out on another forum, that WPA-support is buggy in the current PlayStation Portable firmware.

    EDIT2: I just downgraded my router to an older firmware (v3.37.2). My PSP can connect to it via WPA now. Strange thing.
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