Linksys WAG54G & World Of Warcraft

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Hi. I bought the a linksys Wireless - G ADSL gateway, the model is linksys WAG54G

Pretty much it is a wireless router with a built in ADSL modem with 4 ethernet connections.

Unfortunately it caused huge latency issues with World Of Warcraft (european server). The lagging has been severe all the time eversince. Even though I enabled DMZ for my computer (connected to the router through ethernet cable), according to the help in the router settings it exposes the pc to all ports, in other words it allows my pc to have full access to the internet, hence no port forwading was necessary.

I then tried

Turning of the DMZ
Doing the necessary port forwarding for World Of Warcraft

It helped a quite but the game was still too laggy.

Next I tried disabling the firewall in the router. Didn't make any difference

I tried using my old ADSL Modem instead of the ADSL router to connect directly to the internet, the game worked fine.

The problem must be from the router then. Unfortunately I have to return my old ADSL modem to my ISP, so I am stuck with the ADSL router.

the DMZ or the port forwarding I tried above should have fixed it. For some reasons neither worked!!

Please Advise

My firmware version is 1.00.19, I checked the website, the one I have already is the latest

Question by:a_anis3000
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    Expert Comment

    I had the same problem with this router.  I ended up buying a D-Link router and the problem went away.

    Author Comment

    So it is the from the router after all. But linksys is a very well known brand, it is a division of Cisco. It can't be just a crappy router

    I don't have problems with other online games like unreal tournament 2004.

    I am pretty sure there are settings in the router somewhere that are causing this problem.

    Any suggestions from an expert?
    LVL 24

    Accepted Solution

    Looks like many people are suffering this problem.

    I have found one suggested fix on the net that may be worth trying:
    (last post on that page)

    Otherwise, the collective advice from all the other rantings about the problem is to replace the router.  How long have you had it?  It may be worth asking the supplier to replace it unless they can solve the problem.

    Author Comment

    I took a look on that speedbooster thing in simialr forums  purplepomegranite. Apparently that option is only availabe for the WRT54GS router. Mine is the WAG54G, so it doesn't apply

    It has been about three week since I bought it.
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    Expert Comment

    I was wondering about the speedboost and your router.  However, while that only applies to the WRT54GS, a lot of the forums report exactly the problem you are having with your router, but I haven't seen a fix...

    As it is a recent purchase, I would definitely take it up with the supplier.  It is a fault that you can demonstrate, and unless he can prove the fault is not with the unit, he must replace it with something that doesn't have the fault.  At least, that would be the situation under UK law.
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    Expert Comment

    Problem was identified, and the solution as  I thought it was to replace the hardware (as a fix was not available for that router).

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