keep needing to reset router

May 10, 2009 at 08:18:23
Specs: Windows Vista

I have a linksys router at home with a PC
running XP connected by wire to it and a
variety of wireless laptops that connect (Mac,
Vista and XP). Multiple computers connect
and it works fine. However often the system
simply gets lost and the router loses its
connection to the internet. The signals remain strong, but they are only local. Any suggestions?

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May 10, 2009 at 13:47:59

Does this happen as long as you use the linksys router to connect to the internet or did the problem came up suddenly, without a reason.

If the problem came up suddenly, it could be a problem at your ISPs side.

If the problem occures only and always when using the linksys router, it could be a linksys firmware problem or a linksys hardware problem.
Wrong coded Firmware is the most common problem.

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May 12, 2009 at 18:45:25

I suspect it is a Linksys problem as it never happened before i
put in the wireless router. If it is a firmware issue, are there any

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May 13, 2009 at 07:22:07

Check for a newer version of firmware for your unit. If you find a newer one, download and apply it and see if the issue goes away. If it doesn't, your router may be in need of replacement.

If you have a spare router, or have access to one you could borrow for a few days to test, I would do that. If the issue goes away, and stays away with a different router, it's fairly safe to say your router is going bad.

If however the issue persists with a different router, that's indicative of an ISP issue.

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May 13, 2009 at 10:20:26

Depending on the exact router model, there is mostly newer firmware available at the manufactures homepage.
There is also alternative firmware available at e.g.

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May 13, 2009 at 12:35:11

Myself, I prefer the Tomato Firmware to DD-WRT. However, there are more than just those two available. If you click on the link I gave and scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll see there are at least 4 or 5 other firmwares.

Of course, these only work on linux based Linksys SOHO routers like the: WRT54G/GL/GS so if your router isn't one of these, don't worry about alternative firmware.

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May 18, 2009 at 18:30:22

Thank you. Downloading the firmware update fixed the problem.
The version of the Linksys easy connect (that came with it) no
longer worked, but downloading a newer version from Linksys
fixed that to. The router has been up for 72 hours now and has
not required a reset!

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