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  #126394 25-Apr-2008 22:45
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still having problems! and don't know what to do.. Is it worth me getting a new router? or is this just going to happen again..?

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  #127791 2-May-2008 08:55
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I used to get random disconnections and have reduced them somewhat via the following.

1. Got a new cable modem
2. Changed all the internal IP address on my network away from the 192.168.1 range

But they still occur. Before doing this the outages could last a minute or so and occasionally I had to power cycle the modem and/router

Now they occur for a few seconds - i.e. click to a site, site not found, try again and after 2 or 3 goes, it starts up. Now it's mainly annoying more than anything else but still it's not entirely satisfactory.




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#131764 19-May-2008 13:39
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Hi all

I used to have major problems with random disconnects, up to 6 times a day, with a WRT54G that a friend of mine had given me.

I finally got around loading up DD-WRT last month and haven't had any disconnects since. I only wish I had done it early.

Ascent has these for $92 and I followed the instructions on this site, http://www.scorpiontek.org/portal/content/view/27/36/.


Cheers Paul.





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#132203 20-May-2008 22:13
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Another vote here for the DD-WRT firmware on a WRT54G.
I too had frustrating disconnects with the stock standard WRT54G firmware (which itself was better than a Netgear WRG614 I had a few years before that).

DD-WRT works flawlessly, the configuration UI is better, and the firmware upgrade process is well documented at the Scorpiontek.org URL above.
The following (original) URL is also useful for a cross reference http://www.bitsum.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5%5FCFE#h6, in particular the tftp instructions as the final step. Your Mac, unix or linux install will already have a tftp tool (and man page) at the command line, so you won't need a GUI. The bitsum.com URL also provides commands for setting your MAC address if you haven't already baked it in to the firmware image.

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  #132447 22-May-2008 02:37
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I've just switched to Telstra this week.

Today after work I'd been using the internet fine for about 3 hours when between 9pm and before 10pm I had 5 disconnects. 

During this time I tried 2 different modems (Linksys AM300 and Dynalink RTA1320) both exhibited the same behaviour.  DSL would connect then PPP and then after about 10min it would lose both and reconnect.

After 10pm it was fine.  Seems a bit strange, hopefully it was some ports being shuffled at the exchange and not some reoccuring problem.

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  #132919 23-May-2008 22:50
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that dd-wrt firmware sounds good, however useless for me as i have a netgear.

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  #132923 23-May-2008 23:10
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I think the fact you have a netgear is the problem... Trust me, the money you will spend on a WRT54GL will pay itself off in less than a month from lack of frustration and having a solution that you plug in and it just works (after flashing the firmware to DD-WRT).  Then flick your old netgear on Trademe.




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  #132935 24-May-2008 07:51
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BarTender: I think the fact you have a netgear is the problem... Trust me, the money you will spend on a WRT54GL will pay itself off in less than a month from lack of frustration and having a solution that you plug in and it just works (after flashing the firmware to DD-WRT). Then flick your old netgear on Trademe.

Agreed.
I've been through Netgear and D-Link before finally seeing the light and going with the WRT54GL running DD-WRT.
It's been running flawlessly ever since.




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  #137713 12-Jun-2008 21:30
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Anyone had random disconnections due to IP conflicts on the telstra cable network before ?
I'm into my third day of constant disconnections. I have my PC directly connected to the modem and have tried my Laptop and xbox and they all report the same IP conflict.
Had a call from an engineer today who said, "it's fixed" ... not quite .. check this out !

2008-06-12 21:10:24 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 21:10:14 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 21:08:47 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 21:00:33 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 20:37:41 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 20:37:10 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 20:36:59 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:54:43 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:54:25 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:53:54 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:53:48 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:52:19 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)
2008-06-12 19:06:17 IP conflict (IP 121.73.1x0.xxx, MAC 00125a7a1ef9)


88 minute wait time to speak to engineer !

Anyone have any ideas on this ?

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