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WRTP54G Ethernet problems

I'm hoping someone has seen this before. I've had this router for 3 years and just recently i've been having the ethernet port dopping. No problems with the VoIP or wireless just the wired connections. I've tried different ports to see if the problem follows and it does. All 4 ports drop for 3 seconds then re-establish. This has been going on for the past few weeks but i haven't been concerned because it wasn't so bad then.. Just in the last 2 days, the 4 ports have been dead. I reboot the router and they work for a few hours, then they're out. No link lights on the 4 ports. Any ideas and thanks for your help and suggestions!

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  • luke65 Mar 16, 2009

    I had the same problem for months. I hooked up a DLINK I-524 to my cable modem and hooked the WRTP54G to that. The phone ports still worked on the WRTP54G, so I just used my DLINK for the wired ports and wireless connection. Aftr about 6 months of that working without a hitch, I was geting the error, "vonage device cannot contact the vonage network" when talking on my phone. It would work for a few minutes and then cut off with this message. Today I was on the phone for 2 hours and it was fine. Then I tried to make a call again later and got the recording. I called Vonage and spoke to tech support in the phillipines. They are sending me a DLINK Vonage router for free with the stipulation that I must return the WRTP54G. My other choice was buy another WRTP54G at some retail store and vonage would send me $40. The WRTP54G is selling online for $100 and up. When I bought this I thought it was under $100 and with the rebate from vonage it was practically free. So I took the free DLINK deal. That is also a $100 router. Why take $40 rebate and pay the extra $60 plus.

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It almost sounds like a failing pc board in the router just old and dying could be firmware try updating , reboot the router before the firmware update you dont want it going out during that

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I had a similar problem with the WRTP54G, after working great for almost 3 years the ethernet port started to fail intermitent and getting worst week after week. This is normally sign of hardware issue, so I opened my router and replace the 2 capacitors of the main power supply (1000uF x 16V), they were quite fat, indicating a leakage occured. After doing this, the ethernet ports came back to life perfectly!I hope this solution can help someone around the globe, as this router is very good and with less than U$0,50 you can fix it.Marcelo macedo.

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