Cisco Linksys Router doesn't work!

Cisco / Wrt54g2
October 24, 2009 at 12:50:17
Specs: Windows XP
router for 2 pc's bought in Jan 09. Has steadily deteriorated since until now it takes up to 25 min. to get internet connected. In the beginning had lots of problems with settings-constantly changing etc. Now the settings seem to be ok but sometimes I have to connect to my neighbor's router. His power is much less than mine but many times the unsecure connection works. I have written a letter to Radio Shack asking for a refund. I can't believe that a router with 2 pc's that are 3 ft from each other could be so screwed up! Have xp home with sp2 or 3.
Thanks in advance.

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#1
October 24, 2009 at 13:25:05
Hi,

What is the model of your Cisco Linksys router?
Are both computers connected to your router using a wireless or wired connection? I'm assuming wireless as you can connect to your neighbour’s internet.

Does it take 25 minutes to get the internet connect on both computers or just one?

What type of Internet connection to you have? DSL, Cable?


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#2
October 24, 2009 at 13:25:43
First, you should take a look at the Linksys homepage for a firmware update.

What channel is used at your router and which channel is used at your neighbors router?
E.g.:
If the neighbors router uses channel 1, your router should use a channel that is at least +5. So the channel should be 6 or higher to avoid interferences.


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#3
October 24, 2009 at 19:20:54
Model # on my first message-wrt54g2 wireless. My wife's computer is hooked directly to the router while mine uses a usb adapter. Her's works fine; mine doesn't. Cable connection. Both use channel 6.
I will try the firmware update. Thanks.

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#4
October 24, 2009 at 19:37:14
Other than update router firmware, you can also update your wireless adapter driver too. Advise you to configure wireless setting on router without enabling any encryption, after that test to connect to it from your computer.

If it works, proceed to configure wireless router with encryption and test to connect again. Here are wireless router configuration and tips to improve wireless network performance articles, hope can help you.


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#5
October 25, 2009 at 08:49:18
The routers must use different channels.
Change the channel of your router to e.g. 1 and try again.

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#6
October 25, 2009 at 13:14:56
Today my networks list for the cisco wrt54g2 reads:
Name of NW. Ch Signal
Linksys 6 100%
Goofy 6 51
R3712 11 45 (secured)
Linksys 1 39
I really don't know what this means but I have never seen this many networks before. Mine is the first Linksys.

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#7
October 25, 2009 at 13:29:19
Linksys 6 100%
Goofy 6 51

This two routers may interfere.
So concerning the list of networks in your environmet, I suggest to reconfigure your routers channel to channel 3.
That might solve your problem.


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#8
October 25, 2009 at 13:52:43
how do I do that?

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#9
October 25, 2009 at 14:45:26
In you browser, type in the ip address of your router, go to the wireless settings and change the channel.
You may read the routers tmanual for further informations on how to manage that.

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