WRT54G Connection problems

I have a new WRT54G Linksys wireless router V5 with a problem
It continually drops the wired connection not to mention the wireless one.
I have to keep disabling and re enabling my athernet cards on all 3 computers then it will work for a couple minutes then drop and not work again
I have no idea as the MR814V2 I have used works great just plug it in and go but I thought I would try this Linksys deal
So far a BIG mistake!
Any ideas as to why it does this over and over?
I did the easy set up deal word for word to no avail

Thxs
stocker340Asked:
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masnrockCommented:
Did you set up any security for it yet or change the SSID?
stocker340Author Commented:
No I have not
Just the factory settinngs
The SSID I have not changed
stocker340Author Commented:
Why is it that I plug in the Netgear MR 814 and diasable re enable the ethernet cards in 3 computers and it works flawlessly?
Whats different here?
I have a Motorola SB 5200 Cable modem.
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masnrockCommented:
Hmm... there is one quirk I do remember with some Linksys routers. And I'm assuming if you connect to your modem without the router, things work great. Try to use the MAC cloning feature.
stocker340Author Commented:
without the router (Linksys) it works great
masnrockCommented:
Go to the administrator page for your router, and click on MAC address clone within the set up section. Enable MAC Address Clone, click clone my PC's MAC, then save the settings.

Naturally, your router will restart itself, but that may clear up your issue. I've had to do that a few times with wireless set up to get it working right.

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stocker340Author Commented:
Thxs for the help

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