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I'm having problems with my router, the Linksys WRT54G Wireless G Router listed in my signature.

 

I've had the router for 3-4 years now, and haven't experienced any problems with it until now. I primarily use the router as a firewall, and sometime use my laptop on the wireless connection. The router and cable modem stay on 24/7, but my pc doesn't.

 

It started past weekend. My wife said she couldn't connect to the internet, which I thought was funny since I had just been surfing 5 mins before she sat down. I checked and the LAN icon said I had "Limited or No Connection". 1) I reboot, didn't fix it. 2) I reset the modem, didnt' fix it. 3) I unplugged the router for 1 min, then plugged it back in, didn't fix it. 4) I plug the pc CAT cable into the modem, everything worked perfectly. So I thenreset the router via the button in back and "reinstalled" the router via the Linksys setup CD.

 

Two days later samething happened. Had to reset the router again and "reinstall" via the setup CD.

 

One day later, same drill. Lost connection to the internet, had to reset router and reinstall. Again this whole time if I plugged the pc CAT cable into the cable modem I was fine, so the problem HAS to be the router. But I'm not sure if routers can go "bad"?

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One day later, same drill. Lost connection to the internet, had to reset router and reinstall. Again this whole time if I plugged the pc CAT cable into the cable modem I was fine, so the problem HAS to be the router. But I'm not sure if routers can go "bad"?

 

You just answered your own question. :) They definitely can go bad, as I've gone through about 3 or 4 of them. The WRT54G was a dang good router, but i generally say the expected life-span of a router nowadays is about 2 years.

 

Stick with Linksys, I love my WRT310N, but i would just go with the WRT160N if you don't need the gigabit functionality.

Edited by airman

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Before you replace the router you could always try a firmware flash to see if that fixes the problem. If the problem still exists after a firmware upgrade then I would say it is probably new router time. :)

 

btw, who does a router install with the CD? lol :P

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Upgrade to Tomato firmware, it rocks.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato_122

 

May or may not fix your problem, but its a good firmware. I use it's QoS and works wonders. Uploading files on bit torrent, then launch a game and it re-distributes the bandwidth to my games, vent or etc. Saves yourself time from manually shutting off torrent programs or lowering the upload speed everytime you want an App to have full access to the internet.

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Thanks will flash the firmware and see if that fixes my problem.

 

And as to installing the router with the cd, without using the Linksys setup tool, when I plugged my pc cable into the router, the router firewall wouldn't let me out of the network. Sorry but I don't know enough about routers to set everything up myself.

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It's ok to install drivers from the disc, but your going to want to update the drivers as soon as you can. I used the disc for my Linksys WRT54GL, then my friend found out I bought a new router and gave me a link to Tomato. Been using it ever since.

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It's ok to install drivers from the disc, but your going to want to update the drivers as soon as you can. I used the disc for my Linksys WRT54GL, then my friend found out I bought a new router and gave me a link to Tomato. Been using it ever since.

 

What are you talking about Drivers for??

 

With routers, you do NOT need the disc. All that does is give you a pansie way of getting to the routers interface.

 

Just use the default IP (usually stated on the bottom, along with default username/password) and connect to it through your browser of choice.

 

For netgear, just go "http://192.168.0.1", then password/Username is just admin/admin.

 

Then configure it from there.

 

Those CDs are completely unnecessary and just make the process painful.

 

 

 

As stated, try a different firmware like Tomato, or you could try the latest from the Linksys site. If all else fails, may be time for a new router.

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What are you talking about Drivers for??

 

With routers, you do NOT need the disc. All that does is give you a pansie way of getting to the routers interface.

 

Just use the default IP (usually stated on the bottom, along with default username/password) and connect to it through your browser of choice.

 

For netgear, just go "http://192.168.0.1", then password/Username is just admin/admin.

 

Then configure it from there.

 

Those CDs are completely unnecessary and just make the process painful.

 

 

 

As stated, try a different firmware like Tomato, or you could try the latest from the Linksys site. If all else fails, may be time for a new router.

 

I'd say update firmware on router and update driver on pc. After that, buy a new router.

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Upgraded to the latest firmware on the Linksys website. Everything seemed to be working well last night, but we'll see how it performs over the next week or two.

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I'd say update firmware on router and update driver on pc. After that, buy a new router.

 

Thats what I am saying!! THERE IS NO DRIVER.

 

Your PC should only have a driver for the network card, not the router.

 

Stop confusing people by making them think they need a driver for the router. They dont.

 

All they need is a working network card.

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sometimes i have some problems with my WRT54GC v2.0 Wireless G router..

and i didn`t find any new firmware.

same the internet on cable drops on wireless everything is ok.i wonder why.and i can`t enter the router as well i need to restart it and wait about 10-15min before i can enter it.any ideas why?and what can i do?

anyone knows if i can use other "modded firmware"?

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