WRT54GX4 Time issue

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bob2701, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. bob2701

    bob2701 LI Guru Member

    Does anyone know how to change the time on the WRT54GX4? I have set the time zone and it shows Jan 2 2000 in the status screen. I have checked the box for Daylight Saving Time. Reboots do not help.

    Also, has anyone been able to get the WMB54G to work wireless with this router?

    Thanks, Bob
  2. bob2701

    bob2701 LI Guru Member

    Defaulted the router and set everything up again and now the time is correct.
    I still cannot get the WMB54G to connect wireless.

  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Sorry Bob, dunno the GX4. Generally however, if you cannot get one something to connect to another something, go back to pretty much factory defaults, and make sure the SSID is broadcast, and there's NO authentication/encryption. Also, update firmware, drivers, and whatever else you can. If you are using WZC, delete all existing networks from the "Wireless Networks" in properties.

    Once you get this to work, slowly change one parameter at a time, until you find what's not working.

    On the time issue - most routers have a hardcoded NTP host somewhere on the internet from which they get time. Maybe your router could not reach whatever host it was trying to contact, or maybe your DNS was just not working so it could not resolve a host name.
  4. bob2701

    bob2701 LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the information. I have already gone back to defaults and had the same problem. This weekend I am going to again go back to defaults and disconnect everything else and just try the router, WMB, and laptop at defaults.
    Linksys tech support sucks!! They responded to my initial email and said they would get back to me. It has been a week and nothing but silence from them.
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Strange. I usually get a reply from Linksys tech support within a day or two - even on Sat/Sun. Guess it depends on who the call is assigned to.
  6. bob2701

    bob2701 LI Guru Member

    I received a reply from Linksys but it was no help at all. See below.

    Dear Bob,

    Thank you for contacting Linksys® Technical Support. My name is Redeemer, and I will be assisting you with your concern.

    I understand that your WMB54G does not work on the WRT54GX4 router. Some wireless settings on the router may not be the same on the music bridge. Please double check the LAN settings (IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway) and the wireless settings (SSID, channel, wireless security) on the router should be the same as those on the music bridge.

    Please disable all firewalls on the computers. These include Windows Firewall, Norton Internet Security, Zone Alarm, McAfee Firewall, etc.

    For frequently asked questions, you may visit our knowledgebase at http://kb.linksys.com.

    I had already done all they suggested before asking for help.
    I defaulted the router and connected just my laptop and the WMB and had the same problem. Wireless does not work but wired does.
    I then went back to my old router WET54GP2 and set it up the same way. It worked without a problem, both wired and wireless.
    I then borrowed a Netgear router that supported 108, and it also worked without a problem both wired and wireless.
    So I am fairly confident that the problem is with the router.
    I'm about to chuck it all and go with Netgear products.

  7. Tikiman1

    Tikiman1 LI Guru Member

    You have to change the wireless network mode to "G-Only" on the router.
  8. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    To make the WRT54GX4 with WMB54G, disable the Wireless QoS in the router. AFAIK, that's a known issue with the product unless some upgrade happens.

    Time issue, that's a known issue again right from day1 the router was launched...!!!
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