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DSL line disconnects on WRT54GS only

Hey all,
Having an ongoing issue with DSL line at home. I have Verizon DSL service with a Westell modem, and when DSL modem is connected directly to PC or to my laptop connection is always fien with no interuptions. However, when I try to install the WRT54GS router into the mix so I can use my laptop wirelessly with my house I lose internet connection on both computers intermititantly. Not sure what is happening as I've upgraded firmware on router, even read HOURS of tech support on the Linksys site to no prevail. Just a rundown on my setup:

-DSL line into house-Connected to Westell Modem
-USB connected from internet port in Modem to router internet port
-Desktop PC connect through USB to Port 1 on router (have tried all four just to trouble shoot)
-Wireless Client on Router set up for my Laptop with encryption

What I dont get is Ive followed all directions on plug this forst, this last, etc.. from support sites and every once in a while completely lose connection to Internet when using router. Any Ideas?

RJ

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I am running Windows Vista on My laptop and Win XP SP2 on desktop. I have to check the configuration on the wireless specs as I have it disconnected right now and am running directly through teh Westell on my Laptop.

    Im going to try and do some re-configing and Ill post back...Thx for everything so far!

    RJ

  • Kenny Wilson May 11, 2010

    Funny question, but where exactly is your router located? What kind of obstructions are around it? Also, check to make sure your modem does not have wireless capabilities as this could cause an interference. Sounds to me like a weak signal.

  • Shane Russell
    Shane Russell May 11, 2010

    try it on a different channel and also can you do a step by step of what you have configured / done.

    Also what encryption type are you using and the laptop you are using wirelessly is this windows xp with sp 1 ? If so then you need at least SP2 for WPA - PSK to work correctly.



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Try to change the LAN IP address of your router to 192.168.2.1 by accessing the router's Setup page. You also need to set your Westell modem to "full-bridge mode". You need to ask assistance from your ISP to bridge the modem. After that, set-up the Linksys router to PPPoE then power cycle it.

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