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Topic # 31081 3-Mar-2009 22:31
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Hello,

I would like some advice on which router to purchase, currently I have a Linksys WAG54G which constantly disconnects and have been adviced that its a hardware issue.

I live in a double story house and will require a fairly strong signal for wireless interent. The router will be switched on constanly (24-7) there will be a total of five computers using the router, two of which are desktop computers which will use network cables and three of which are laptops which will use the wifi.

Thanks for your time and help

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  Reply # 199077 3-Mar-2009 23:12
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Have you tried a different firmware? I found using dd-wrt made a huge difference to my WRT54G.







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  Reply # 199083 3-Mar-2009 23:29
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before loading dfferent firmware on it,are you running te latest linksys firmware?  have you tried using a different wireless channel (maybe a cordless phone nearby is interferring with it)?





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  Reply # 199086 4-Mar-2009 00:07
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Yes, the firmware has been updated, sadly no luck, its not the wifi thats constantly disconnecting, its the ethernet cable.


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  Reply # 199089 4-Mar-2009 01:19
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deceptikonz:

Yes, the firmware has been updated, sadly no luck, its not the wifi thats constantly disconnecting, its the ethernet cable.



oh.  that sounds terminal :)

but a quick search on linksys forums seems to indicate it might be a common problem which is sometimes rectified by setting the ethernet port to 10mbps full duplex instead of auto -

http://forums.linksysbycisco.com/linksys/board/message?comm_cc=ANZ&comm_lang=en&board.id=DSL&message.id=2134&query.id=297921#M2134


is the unit still under warranty?  not sure what these have, some of the dlink stuff has 5 year warranties..





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  Reply # 199093 4-Mar-2009 01:47
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deceptikonz:
I would like some advice on which router to purchase, currently I have a Linksys WAG54G which constantly disconnects and have been adviced that its a hardware issue.


I'd recommend anything in the Draytek range, they are pricey, but well worth it.

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  Reply # 199097 4-Mar-2009 06:33
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Yes, the firmware has been updated, sadly no luck, its not the wifi thats constantly disconnecting, its the ethernet cable.

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I have had that happen for a couple of reason. It used to happen due to the the Telstra arp storms which has since been fixed.

The second is does anyone use torrent software though it? I know that can cause problems due to the number of connections it opens. Not sure if it can be fixed with the linksys software. Know it can with dd-wrt. The symptom is that even though the internal and external interfaces are up you cant get out to the internet but you can talk to other devices on the local network.







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