Foo: Hey grasshopper - how is it going with the firmware update? Does it appear that everything has been 'cured'?
Hey geofwnz - what about you, has the Linksys been behaving and are you happy?
Foo: Okay, so no dropouts for you on the wired pcs? That's good.
Perhaps the wireless settings have got mucked up - can you reset to factory defaults and try again? Has it ever hooked up to successfully to your local network? Have you flashed to latest bios update? Oh, that does seem like a lot of Qs there!
D1023319: Interesting thread .
FYI, I am with telstra broadband and in about july last year I installed a Netgear WGR614 V7 and connected it to my xp desktop computer directly, and my laptop running XP.
However what a dog!!!
It kept on locking almost every day and the reboot took ages.
(which was frustrating as many people here on Geekzone gave it a good writeup)
Anyway after perserveering for 6 months - Two weeks ago I bought a
Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router WRT54G
The guy in Dick smith said that the linksys product was better with Telstra modems compared to D-Link which was better with Xtra modem.
While I thought he was just doing a sales job - it has been a lot more stable and has only required one boot in the last two weeks. and I should say the boot is VERY quick compared to the netgears.
One thing thought, its range isnt quiet that of the Netgears hence I am interested in the 3rd parties range boost capabilities.
Question though, is there any risk as my wife will kill me if I muck this router up.
cool - I'll check on off chance its not a GL model but if its isnt, I doubt I could return it to DS now anyway.
After having frequent disconnects this evening while trying to work from home, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a Linksys WRT54GL router. My connection was dropping on my wired PC but fine on laptop (go figure). So damn annoying when trying to log in remotely and do things at work. I really can't wait to see if this puts the frustration behind me!
Ahhh, the irony - while writing this my net timed out so have had to rewrite the damn thing.
Will post here once I have the new router in place (and after it's been running for a few days).