WRT54Gv2.0 wireless problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pcg0d, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. pcg0d

    pcg0d Guest

    Hi all. I'm hoping someone here can assist me with this.

    I have a WRT54G v2.0. It was upgraded to hyperwrt over a year ago and was completely stable. Then all of a sudden I had to start unplugging it and replugging it to make the wireless work. I have a laptop with B and another with G. It seems like the B crashes quicker/more often than the G, but I use it more then the G. So then I tried to load the latest version of the new firmware and bricked it. After reading the amazing stuff here, I was able to de-brick it with the ground-antenna trick. Then I loaded the latest linksys official firmware and it's back to working. But I still have the same problem.

    Basically, I start my laptop and can't find my wireless network. When I had hyperwrt installed, I could 'borrow' my neighbor's network to remote into my wired box and restart the router. With the stock firmware not having that option, I've disabled wireless and re-enabled it to some success. But it only temporarily fixes the problem. The only real fix is to physically power it off and back on. Putting my hand on top of the router I notice it's pretty warm on the left side of the top near the front. Don't know if that matters. Also, I have a bunch of 2.4ghz stuff in my house. Multiple cordless phones and two baby monitors. Lovely I know! I've turned wireless security off except for mac blocking. I only allow known mac's. (I know this can be spoofed, but it's less overhead in my mind than wep, etc).

    Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can try to get the wireless to be consistantly stable? Wired always works. I'm tempted to go buy another router because of this, but I'm cheap and had difficulty finding anything other than the crappy v5.

    Thanks in advance.
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