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I have a brand new WRT54G v5 wireless router and i am having troubles with my internet connection. I am able to access my pc's (LAN) but my pc's regularly loosing the internet connection's for some seconds and then the connection get back automatically. I ve tried firmware upgrade (1.01.0 linksys firmware) but the same, i did flash it using DDWRT (removed vxworks and upgrade to linux) but i have the same problem... I tried changing the MTU from Automatic to Manual and set the value to 1350 but nothing ... The problem persist...
Anyone who can help me out ??

Thank you
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by:aamodt
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did you check status in the router ? it proberly dident get any IP address/dns from ISP.. or else do you have some kind of login to the internet then you must spesify that in the router by selecting PPPOE connection
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by:viroz
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it gets the ip from the isp all work properly but sometimes it looses the connection i dont know why. I dont need any login info...
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by:aamodt
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whats the location of the wireless router ? if its many walls and mutch disturbance by other units like (radio signals) or other things it will drop packages.. i did have the same problem with my wireless router i did get a ping reply like this

ping www.anyhost.com

reply
reply
timeout
reply
timeout
timeout

did move it to another location and it dident drop packages any more
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by:viroz
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i have on wired connections problems too ...
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by:aamodt
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whats your ping to the gateway/router ? is it bad or good ?

Reply from 172.16.10.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 172.16.10.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 172.16.10.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

something like this

or is it there you have the problem with internet. if thats not the problem i would have contacted the ISP and found out if its something they are doing.
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by:kadadi_v
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I think you didnot configured the router to your ISP connetion..so from start reset completely your router and connect that ISP connetion to WAN port of your router then logiin to routerinterface in browser and configured the ISP detials like IP address /subnet mask/Gateway and DNS addresses ...all these detials from ISP...

Now on client side you are accessing the wireless network so ur laptop will detect the wireless network so configured properly and give the dns addresses from ISP or you are using Internal DNS server then ISP dns adresses in forwardes option and on laptop put hte primary dns address as ur internal dns server IP address .

For secured connection you can configure the Security Encryption (WPA-PSK) in router so only authorised person can access.

Check this procedure with onlyone machine means one machine and wirless router or you can use the wired connetion ( using cat5 cbale )connect onlyone pc to router and check then add onebyone to check any configuration settings problems with router or at pc side.


Good Luck
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by:viroz
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there is no problem with the isp. and im using dhcp i do not need any static configuration...
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by:Geisrud
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Check that you don't have DHCP being served up from two (or more) sources.  Your router has it enabled by default, do you have DHCP being done by something else on your network?
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by:viroz
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i know dhcp settings are fine :/
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by:kadadi_v
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Iam telling you firstly check with your router and ISP is working fine are not..?

Check with one wired pc and configure that pc on router with static ip and cehck the internet is working fine or not..if yes then no problem to router or ur ISp then
next step goto DHCP configuration settings this also cehck with single machine after that also not working or you having the problem then your router having the problem ..take a replacement from hardware vendor.
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by:viroz
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I think i have found the problem (none of the above) i ll give it a test and ill let you know with the solution but firstly i have to be 100% sure that is working properly. thank you for your support
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by:riteheer
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viroz, had a similar problem with 3 brand new routers, turned out to be a bad batch, replaced them, problem gone.
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by:viroz
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think thats the only solution :/ but its the second WRT54G v5 in 1 and a half month... agrhh dont know but linksys routers are not reliable any more .... :/
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by:riteheer
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yah, I have to agree with ya, all the low end stuff is getting cheap, literally....
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by:viroz
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changed to a third party firmware and works fine ...
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by:riteheer
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viroz,
Glad you got it working, if you need help in closing the question see here:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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