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My linksys router won't allow me to connect to the internet.

Note: I have one desk top and three laptops

I have had a Linksys router (WRT54G ver 2) for about 3 or 4 years now. Recently we purchased three laptops, about five or six months ago, and so we set up a network and connecting wirelessly and it was working fine but recently I have been having issues with it every couple of weeks. The problem is that when my cmputer tries connecting to the internet through the router, no connection. When I hook the motem directly to the computer it works, so it's not my intnet connetion, t is the router. They have fixed this problem a couple times now but it just returns a couple weeks later. Today it was fixed, then about 5 hours later I was using the laptop and suddently no conenction. I called back and they are now telling me that my model is old and the only way to fix this issue is by purhasing a new linksys router. Is this what I should do or is there another solution? I think we have tried everything possible before. Are the newer linksys models even reliable and if so which ones are the best?

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"they are now telling me that my model is old and the only way to fix this issue is by purhasing a new linksys router"

...Nice sales trick!

Well...before you go out and spend another 30-60$ on a new router, I would first try a different firmware, specially since your "old" router has pretty good hardware built in (16 MB RAM, 4 MB Flash memory - way better than the new models.)

A very easy to set-up and safe choice is tomato. Give it a try and you will see that the permanent connection interruptions will just go away. The recent version is 1_23.7, which works just fine for me.
You can "boost" your signal above the standard 42mW ( I use 60mW) and get better coverage in your house/apartment/palace.

The main advantage is (for me at least) that you can easily revert back to linksys firmware without any hassle of risking to ruin your router.

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You probley should get a new one. The new ones should have a better conecsion and more settings.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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