Hi, I hoping someone might be able to help here. Basically I don't know what my next plan of action should be..
I've been using a LinkSys WRT54G (v7) with a TC cable modem for the last 4 months (with 1 PC connected wirelessly and 1 wired). In the past couple of weeks I've been having major connection headaches, i.e. internet will drop randomly for minutes/hours at a time.
I have upgraded the router's firmware to the latest version and have done numerous reboots/resets/channel changes, basically every suggestion you'll find on the Linksys forums. Sometimes I can get the connection back for a while, but it never lasts more than a day. Now through all this, I've always been able to get internet if I connect a PC directly to the modem so this would imply that it's definitely a router problem.
So is the next logical step to replace my router? (it's still under warranty) Call Linksys support? Should I even bother calling TC support at this stage? I have had the odd problem with the cable modem in the past, like the time it stopped working for 2 days and when it came back up my 10Gb/4Mbps plan had suddenly reverted back down to 10Gb/2Mbps (i.e. pre-free-speed-upgrade).
I just want to make sure I focus my energy in the right direction. This is very frustrating as there are so many possible causes for this and I don't have a lot of spare time to spend on this. Maybe someone else here has been through the same thing with this type of router (which from what I've heard is a bit of a lemon)?
Thanks in advance for any comments. Sorry for the length of this post!