Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I have a desktop ethernet wired to the WRT54G and use a couple of laptops in the house via wireless. Quite often the internet connection is lost and if I unplug the ethernet connections and power to the router, and then reconnect, I regain connection. Connection may be good for a day or two or sometimes I lose connection several times within the same day. What causes this and is there a solution so I don't have to keep doing this?? I never have to touch the modem.
NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router’s firmware.
For the Firmware update go to :www.linksys.com
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Try another wall plug power supply. These power supplies are low cost build and become very unreliable after some time of use. The Power Supply is rated at 5V but can not sustain that when connected to the Router.
I had exactly the same problem. Once I found a replacement power supply that worked, I opened the original power supply and found a capacitor blew and had cracked open.
It turned out the capacitor was under rated causing it to blow. I then just for the fun of it installed a better and properly rated capacitor, and tried this power supply again with the router. It still works today after about a year or so.
Anyway, hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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