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I have a Linksys WRT54g which worked beautifully for 10months. I have an ethernet connection and used it for my PC and a laptop. Now it logs on and off every couple of secs. I tried resetting the whole thing from scratch 3 times but the same problem was there. When I connect the ethernet cable directly to either computer I dont have any problems. I noticed adv for someone for the same problem was to download any upgrades from the linksys website. How can I do this for the router when I can only connect to the net when I completely disconnect the router and connect my PC directly to the ethernet cable? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!

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If you disconnect the router , you are able to go online. Go to the Linksys web site. www.linksys.com/download and download the Firmware of the router.
You will need to select the correct model number and the version number of the router.
The model n umber and Version number will be on the back side of the router. You will see model number in small letters like WRT54G and just after that you will see V 5 or V6 or V8. this number will be the version number.
Download the file on the computer.
connect the computer and the modem to the router again and open the router set up. Upgrade the firmware.
Click Here to know more about how to upgrade the Firmware.

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To download the Linksys firmware upgrade, just connect using the LAN cable and download the upgrade file to the computer. Then you can connect the computer to the Linksys run the upgrade.
Before you try the upgrade try the following :-
There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.
1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up.
2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? ie. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router.
3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arid welders, washing machines etc. If so the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)
4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.

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