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  Reply # 205479 6-Apr-2009 09:21
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Shermanp, I've set modulation go G.DMT.  I've discovered a very annoying bug with these routers in the process though.

Once the connection is established it seems that if you change settings like modulation type on the main page it will no longer be able to connect.  To fix it, you have to reset back to factory defaults and then set it up with G.DMT and all the other settings right from the get go.  Otherwise it will refuse to connect.  Must be a fault with the firmware because it's quite repeatable.


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  Reply # 205507 6-Apr-2009 11:36
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Is that where it won't let you log back into the device? (eg refuses your admin login details?)
If so, then this problem is (like everything else to do with this device :( ) is intermittant. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. I had it happen to me just a few days ago...

Or are you saying that the device won't re-connect its ADSL or PPP connections?

Siiighhh.... wish the WAG310 was available when I got my devide. It seems that the entire line of WAG54G devices were somewhat bug ridden.



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  Reply # 205510 6-Apr-2009 11:40
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> Or are you saying that the device won't re-connect its ADSL or PPP connections?
Exactly that. 

I went to look at a log to see why it wasn't connecting and found that you have to turn logging on (disabled by default). Crazy that it doesn't keep a local memory log so I can't see what went wrong during boot up.  I'll have to turn that logging on and point at at my mac which has syslog running.

At least the code is available.  It's really tempting to start tweaking the code myself (after all this is what I do for a living).  Only thing is I don't want xnet to overwrite my own custom firmware.




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Reply # 205686 7-Apr-2009 09:03
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Getting xnet to adjust the profile to increase the noise margin and setting the modulation type to G.DMT in my case so far has made a big difference.  Not a single drop out all weekend.  Hopefully it continues.

Now and again the router does feel quite warm when using the wifi.  I may still put a fan in it.
There are some obvious issues with the firmware... it's very tempting to investigate those.. great thing about these routers is
they are based on Linux so the source code is available.

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  Reply # 205726 7-Apr-2009 12:43
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Getting hot is normal for a consumer product.  Agree, add a fan.

Don't think upgrading firmware will help you much, but do try.  From time to time XNet remotely upgrades the firmware.  It has happened that they upgraded VoIP firmware AND router firmware (I might be wrong, was more than a year ago, maybe 2).  I would not be surprised if they do not allow the VoIP to run unless the router firmware is the approved version (but I might be wrong).




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  Reply # 206159 9-Apr-2009 10:43
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I run a Linksys WAG54gp2v2 and have done so since not long after fusion was released. The key to this device is GET THE HEAT DOWN!!!
I've made a small wooden craddle for the router to sit on and under it I run a 60mm fan at 4volts. I bought a plug and socket that matches the power adpater for the router and by using a resistor outputtted 4volt to the fan (to keep the noise down).
Once I had installed the fan the underneth, I stopped getting unexplained disconnections. Prior to installing a fan it would disconnect quite a bit.

Thus, do what ever you can to lower the heat of the WAG54gp2 and you should be sweet.

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  Reply # 206546 12-Apr-2009 13:04
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Thought I'd just put in another plug for the WAG310. Had mine just over a month and been solid as a rock. The UI seems to be a bit sluggish for some reason but thats fairly minor. Once you set it up you pretty much never need to go back in there again. I nearly bought the WAG54GP2 last year but was talked out of it by the xnet helpdesk guy, told me the replacement was a few weeks away (ended up being closer to 8 months but who's counting!).



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  Reply # 206772 14-Apr-2009 09:21
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My WAG54GP2 has now been connected solidly for over a week now.

I think the trick is, get xnet to profile your connection.  It does reduce your top speed a wee bit, but I haven't really noticed.
The connection has been stable since that change it would seem.  I will press on and put a small low speed fan in the unit just to keep the unit a little cooler, although actually it's not been too bad.

With regards to the sluggish UI.  I had the same issue.  I'd be able to ping the unit but the UI wouldn't come up when pointing my browser at it for ages.  I have found that it speeds up quite dramatically when you put the 192.168/16 ip address range in the exclude for your proxy settings which is something that wasn't in there by default!



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  Reply # 206777 14-Apr-2009 09:48
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k14: Thought I'd just put in another plug for the WAG310.


Something I think is pretty cool (hey, this is geekzone!) is the fact that you can disable the modem in the wag310, and use it as just a router if you ever need to.



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