1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

WRT54G Router Issues

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Wastedslayer, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Wastedslayer

    Wastedslayer

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    830 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    31
    So i got the wireless router today for my Wii and it plays fine and everything on it and connects fine yadda yadda, so whats the problem, well i plugged my PC into it and immediately like a good tech person i went and updated to the latest firmware. So then I take her for a test drive and hop on the internet..................................that was my reaction, because instead of hte normal swift load im stuck with a 3-4s delay of waiting before it seems to jump into action, this happens on every single page I load, I dont quite understand why it does this and ive disabled all the security settings inside the router but that didnt help a bit. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Slayer
  2. inachu New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    89 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Thats why I bought the SRX400 and the newer N router.

    I'm a happy camper now.

    I had the same issue.


    But now with my 2 new routers I am seeing a new issue/problem arrising.
    The area in my town is heavy with wifi radio noise and if I just have one router on then I get signal drop from either the srx400 or the N router but if both are on then it seems they both cancel out other nearby signal interferring with my network. really weird as both are setup in mixed mode on different channels. I can duplicate the results time and time again if I turn one or the other off.
    So now I just keep the srx400 turned on but no internet connection to drown out the other signals and then my N router works like a champ!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2007
  3. Thermopylae_480

    Thermopylae_480 New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    3,685 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    393
    Location:
    Little Rock Arkansas, United States
  4. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    I bought that router at one point, assuming it would work nicely - I didn't experience any of the problems you mention with the internet, instead it would randomly drop the wireless connection to three computers that used to be fine, too temperamental for me.

    So I replaced it with a D-Link which kept dropping the ADSL link, and now I'm using a Belkin which will work fine for months - never drops the wireless connection, the ADSL normally lasts at least a week without dying (normally longer, unless there are ISP problems). It's nice and quick (1ms pings) and has a good signal coverage. Admittedly it's a little bit simple and you don't have total control over everything, but you can specify the MTU, turn on MAC address filtering, use WPA2 encryption, port forwarding, specify the DHCP range ect. - everything you really need without some of the advanced features of the Linksys. I believe the model number is F5D7632uk4A.

    Not sure why you're having those problems - I would recommend cleaning out all you old internet files with CCleaner, and then try pinging your router to see if the problem lies there.

    Edit: the router I had wasn't that exact Linksys - it had a similar model number and I'm guessing it had the same features more or less.
  5. Casheti

    Casheti New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    4,422 (1.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    I've got a WRT54G and sometimes it just randomly drops the connection.

    Can't even update the firmware, gets to 100% and starts again.

    Oh well, I've learned to live with it.
  6. Wastedslayer

    Wastedslayer

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    830 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Well I figured it out, Or it sorted itself out haha. After being frustrated with it I just decided to goto sleep and then when i woke up i came back and turned my PC on and bam the internet is like lightning, faster then before to be honest each paid loads in milliseconds. Jimmy 2004 said to clean out my internet files but I dont save cookies or any temp files so that wouldn't help to give me an extra boost, and does that trick to make it a 600$ router with the dd-wrt firmware really work, like is it faster or?
  7. mixa New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    120 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    Aden Castle Town
    You sure it wasn`t a PC/packet loss/router problem before blaming the poor WRT :)
    The practice shows that the 3rd party firmwares for Linksys are better than the original ones.Also it isn`t a bad idea to hard reset the router after you flash it and set all the settings over again.
    Anyway good that the problem is solved now.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page