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WRT54G and ADSL?

Question: WRT54G and ADSL?

Hey all,

Im getting ready to set up a wireless part to my network now that i have the money available.

I was intending on getting a Linksys WRT54G. However I've read that this will not work with my ADSL internet. Since I use BT Internet ADSL connection this might not be too good. Altho i could just keep my BEFSR41 shareing the internet.

Can anyone shed light on the matter?


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Answer: WRT54G and ADSL?

i have a wrt54g and i'm not sure what could prevent it from working with adsl. you'll still need an adsl modem though.

i'm sure someone will come along who has adsl and comment on it.

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I checked thru and found another thread with a similar problem, but while there were about 40 posts to it, it ended without really providing me a solution.
So heres my problem :
I HAD a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G) which worked fine to connect thru a ISP supplied basic ADSL modem (AZTECH). The Router would hold my login ID and password and automatically log me into my broadnband connection thru the PPPoE. And my Desktop connected to the router was able to connect fine to the Internet. HOwever, two nights ago, my ADSL Modem "died" and I went out and purchased another (ISP does not supply a replacement anymore). I got a Netgear DM602 ADSL Modem.

Now my problem is that the Netgrear modem is a little too smart and tries to be a router as well and also holds the login ID and password. If I connect the Modem directly to my Desktop, it works fine in that it will log in and allow my PC to connect to the Internet. However, if I just set it up as it used to be before - my Router states that it cannot get an IP Address off the ADSL modem and does not connect.

The old thread that stopped in August 2004, said that I had to set different IP addresses on the Router. My router has a default IP of / while the Netgear Modem goes with /

I am sure I have to set something up like a hard code of a gateway or something, but for the life of me, I do not know on which equipment I need to do this. Do I have to turn off the DHC... Read more

Answer:DM602 ADSL Modem thru Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router Problem

Managed to work it out. Apparently the 'smart' Netgear DM602 has to have itself do the logging-in. While you can disable the logging into the ISP part, it wont work after that with any router. So, it has to be allowed to log in and be the DHCP Server.

My Linksys WRT54G Wireless router on the other hand is quite happy to allow the modem to log in, so I had to disable the PPPoE logging in aspect, and also disable it from assuming the DHCP responsibility and when they are connected up, all works well - in almost the factory default state of the LinkSys Router.

But all of this I learnt from LinkSys Customer support. And not from the wonderful people at NetGear, who refused to talk to me about how to get their product to work with a router. They did not tell me that disabling the PPPoE logging in sequence will not work on their DM602. They were pretty much not very helpful when it came to getting their product to work with anything else other than a PC. As soon as it tests ok with the PC, they wash their hands off you. Immediately !

My take, never again a NetGear product.

But LinkSys is GREAT !!!

Anyway, hope this helps someone.

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After some monkeying around I was able to successfully setup a nice LAMP server used for streaming media to my devices inside my LAN. I just purchased a new fire-breathing Dual Band 450 Mbps router with a 500mhz processor for my internal LAN. I am trying to re-setup everything a little different.

Current setup:
Motorola 3347 ADSL2+ WAN modem
Static IP 67.XXX.XXX.XXX
Internal address:
Firewalled with open ports for various server processes: 22,80,etc...

This connects directly to my Linksys WRT54G (Which will change to my new router)
External Static IP (To Motorola)
Gateway (To Motorola)
Subnet Mask
Internal DHCP Server Setup
Internal IP (To connect via my macbook or other device to Linksys):
All devices have a dynamic ip in the range 192.168.1.X

I have my LAMP server set statically on internally with port forwarding from the Motorola to the Linksys ( and then from the linksys to

This is overly complicated and really redundant. I have been looking at different methods of setting this new router up which has an awesome processor. I do a lot of UPnP NAT table stuff so I would like to enable NAT on the new router and disable it on the Motorola.

Question: How do I setup my systems so that all devices are on the same subnet and that the Motorola is simply a passthrough device to my new router? I would like:
1) Motorola to be
2) New router to be 192.168.... Read more

Answer:DMZ or Other Setup Help: ADSL Router WAN, Linsys WRT54G LAN, Static IP Media Server


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I have ADSL Internet
An ADSL Router

i also have a Freecom DataTank Gateway WLAN

I want to connect the datatank to the adsl router and use it as a switch but cannot seem to do it.

I set the datatank ip to and told it to run as a switch
I set my router as a DHCP server with the ip

I Plugged the datatank into the router and can access the internet but cannot access the datatank user interface at

Anyone help please!

Answer:ADSL Internet, ADSL Router. DataTank (Cable Router) Daisy chain off ADSL?

problem solved.

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Hi, my friend is in Japan, and he's signed up for NTT's ADSL service, They say he can 'rent' a modem, but he would need to get a router too if he wishes to use more computers. However he doesn't want a 'multi-box' solution, he wants it in 1 box (like in other countries), a combination ADSL Router/Modem with Wifi. However, he cannot buy them in a few computer stores he has visited. I am visiting him soon, and we're trying to understand if I bring over an ADSL router, if that would work.. I know about the power limitations, but that aside, can it work?

ps. Thinking of bringing something like the following models ( I will purchase once I know for sure )...
Netgear DG834GT 108Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem
Belkin ADSL Modem with Built-in 125g Wireless Router
Linksys by Cisco WAG54GS Wireless-G ADSL Modem Router

pps. I see a lot of modems listed on Amazon with ADSL2, I don't think they have ADSL2 in Japan (according to wikipedia), would ADSL2 modem work with ADSL.?

MANY MANY Thanks if anyone can answer this

Answer:Can an ADSL Wireless Modem Router work with NTT's ADSL service in Japan

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Hello guys,

I have 23 room 1st and 2nd floor with telephone wire activate with ADSL connection...

Now, My plan is i will configure ADSL connect using WAG54G2 and connected to adsl line in each room?

My question is, is there any problem for "Interfering the signal" since the room is 4m x 5m and the distance is only 6" concrete block? 10 rooms (1st rooms) 13 rooms (2nd floor)

Please help and advice (specially Mr. TerryNet)

Answer:Solved: ADSL 23 devices and 23 rooms with ADSL phone connection

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I've currently got a 512kb/s adsl connection but will be moving to a faster 1mb/s connection in next 2 months.In meantime I need to get my other PC to share same connection. So must be wireless. As I understand it a 4 port wireless adsl router means that basically you have an adsl modem that not only controls upload/download link to the internet but lets u plug in 4 PC's hardwired into modem? and then as well as that connect wirelessly?

I'm only looking to connect two PC's to hardwired in and the other wireless equipped with a USB wireless stick.

Would this be suitable?

Answer:Sharing internet using ADSL. Which router/adsl modem to buy?

I suppose this is what your ISP is trying to sell you..

It will probably work, but I would recommend a product from a brand manufacturer who will actually release patches and support you after two years.

Look for similar products from Linksys, 3Com, SMC, D-Link, Netgear

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i have a big problem i tihnk lol! i currently have both a pc and a laptop. now my pc is connected to a normal adsl modem and is in our loft. I also have a linksys adsl modem router for my laptop. I havent connected the router and the pc because the range is too far from the loft to downstairs and for some reason i cannot use the modem and the router at the same time any help? thank you

Answer:using adsl model router and noraml adsl modem at t

bhagat singh,Regrettably you cannot use 2 adsl modems on the same telephone line. You could try a wireless router and see if you can get a signal. If you have a telephone extension in the right place (e.g. between the 2 pcs) you could run both wirelessly.Regards,Felix

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Hey guys,Before you go tutting,ive read every thread on this & still no joy!Ive followed intructions on setting up, but my dsl light keeps flashing on unit,im no mug so ive obviously checked that the wires are plugged in etc-duh! & still nowt,my speedtouch works fine so i know its not virgins faultI seriously need help as this is doing my nut in!. Ive followed all the threads on this as i said (lan settings,manual setting up router,dns obtained auto etc) but nothing working.HELP-AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!thankoo :)

Answer:Zoom adsl x6 5590c (virgin adsl) HELP

I had a simular problem setting up a router on another sevice turned out the router was blocking a required port, virgin should be able to give a list of ports that need to be open. hope it helps

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I have the two above ADSL modems collecting dust on my shelf as i can not seem to get them to work on either of my computers.The MT882 is an old Talk Talk modem and the Voyager is an old BT modem, I am now with Tiscali.Can I use the above modems by connecting them to PCI 10/100 Etherlink card.I have tried so many different ways of doing it to no success, i have read up on so many forums and followed several different instructions to no avail.All the lights on the modems flash in the correct way but when i try to connect via ie explorer, i just get site not found.Can any one help with step by step instructions as my confidence is none existant.Thank you567j

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I'm about to buy a router for max broadband to replace my BT Voyager 105. What do the people on this forum suggest? Think it might have to be from PCWorld or Maplin as I need it fast and can't wait for online delivery.Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:What adsl router for max adsl?

click here

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im from australia.....does anyone have any experience with the isp (intrenet service provider) TSN.

becos i currently am connected with Telstra broadband ADSL and they are screwing everyone around with slow connectiong

becos i was looking at TSN's prices and for what i pay with telstra i can get double plus more. becos with TSN they have this thing callde 'owl time' which means between midnight and 9am u can d/l as many gigbytes as u want and it wont be clocked on ur monthly usage. which wud be good as. means i can d/l movies over night.

so yeh. anyone have any expressions of interrest in this

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I have a usb adsl modem connecting my PC to my BB provider ( Metronet). I want to replace the modem with a netgear ethernet Router/ modem model DG834 to connect an additional pc. As I did not install the original modem I am not familiar with the proceedure so can anyone advise me please. My OS is XP Home edition. Meshuga.

Answer:Changing adsl modem for an adsl router/modem.

I installed my first network recently - worried but it was simplicity itself. However, you need LAn connection on all PC's - apparently USB doesn't work. Attach the first PC to BB via the router and follw the instructtions provided with the hardware. You will have to use the router to log onto a special http in order to set it up, but first read the instructions to see what information you need and get this from your ISP. Once you've got the first PC installed, just connect the second via a straight LAN cable and it should work immediately.Warning - first time I installed, I use a cross-over cable by mistake. I then thought all I need to do was attach the correct cable. Wrong. You then need to uninstall your LAN (on the second PC) and reinstall it with the correct cable connection.You can tell if your connections are working - on the router each will have light which should hold steady until you transmit at which time it will flash; similarly, on each PC there will be one or more lights where the cable connects.Shalom!

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Question: Wrt54g v5

Hey All,

I have a linksys router connected to four computers and putting out a wireless signal. I also have a PC upstairs I would like to get online, and have a WRT54G V5 wireless router that I want to use like a wireless USB stick. Is this possible without downloading additional firmware beisdes official Linksys firmware?


Answer:Wrt54g v5

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Question: WRT54G

In a earlier thread I had problems getting my toshiba laptop to connect to the WRT54G and I have that fixed(but with limited connectivity). on the status page time is not showing,the destination lan ip is not showing submask or default gateway either. DHCP is off and the wireless is in gateway mode.nothing is pingable and I can't access the internet or my local lan. I'm a little bit at a loss as to what I can do right now. As before setup is Cable modem----->BSF41 4 port wired router--------switch----------WRT54G. Any suggestions as what else I can do to get access to my lan and internet for my wireless laptop?


The dreaded Atheros wireless chipset?

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This is my first post on these forums, though i have read a few useful resolutions for some of my previous problems.

Anyway, here's what i have on my plate. Currently i have a network that communicates with the internet via an ISA 2006 Server. Everything from Mail Transfer to Client Internet Browsing is routed through this machine. Before i go any further i must let it be known that i do not administer this network internally, as it is used by one of my clients. I administer this network as well as many others with varying configurations from my own office (configured similarly, just on a larger scale). The network in question also has a linksys WRT54G router running DD-WRT that i had originally put on site to make original configuration and Telus OCA registration more convenient. Now i am trying to set this little router up as a secondary way of opening a remote desktop connection to a machine on the internal network in the event that there is a hardware failure or instability on the isa server.

From the experimenting that i have already done using identical routers on my own network i have come to the following conclusion - The internal computer will only respond to the request if it comes in on the router that is configured as that computers gateway. The problem is that i still want all traffic to be routed across the ISA Firewall until i open a terminal session to the internal machines and change these settings MANUALLY. Also, i have configured the router(s) to for... Read more

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Question: WRT54G To AP?

I would like to change my WRT54G wireless router into a stand alone AP only. I am using IP cop for DHCP and the usual and would like to put the AP (WRT54G) on the blue network.

Can someone please tell me what needs to be disabled or configured in the WRT54G for this to work properly?

Answer:WRT54G To AP?

I'd flash DD-WRT onto it.

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Question: Wrt54g V2.0

I'm having some issues with the WRT54g. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this router, just got it the other night. Anyways, I've flashed it and downloaded the updated firmware for it. So the problem . . . I'm able to ping the router and get a response when I am wired to the router, but I can't ping myself or any of the other 2 computers wired to the router in my house. Also, our laptop is picking up the wireless signal from the router, but it is unable to actually connect to the net. Same thing, the computers that are wired to the router are unable to connect to the internet, although it shows us as having an active, strong network connection. So from what I can tell, we are getting a wireless and wired connection, but for whatever reason we can't actually connect to a network or ping each other? I've checked the subnet mask and all of that fun ipconfig stuff and everything matches up. Any ideas?

Answer:Wrt54g V2.0

Who is your ISP? What modem do you have?

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I'm currently running a wrt54g and would like to get a second one up and running. I've plugged the second wrt54g into the first...but can't seem to get internet when connecting to the second.

What settings do I need? Please help!


Answer:How to set up TWO wrt54g's?

Run an ethernet cable from the Lan port on #1 to a Lan port on #2.
Disable DHCP on #2, and assign it a fixed IP address ( should work).
Linksys has an article on this:Search on "Two Routers".

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Hey Guys,

I'm trying to flash my router to DD-WRT firmware but I can't find one that works. I'm getting that "Update are Failed!" error message on all of them. I've tried about 10 different version of the DD-WRT, they all result in that error message.

I reset the router to factory defaults and still no avail.

Thoughts? I've been here to see if there are any responses on what to do. I found this and tried doing that but they still fail...

Answer:WRT54G V6 and DD-WRT

I would ask here

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I just installed the 2.2 release of DD-WRT on my router after having some issues with speeds and dropped connections. All I have to say is...DAMN!

Speeds are rediculous now, both wired and wireless. I'm moving large files at 10x the speed I once was getting. The other little tweaks in the F/W are pimp too.



Answer:WRT54g + DD-WRT = WOW

Nice Info ,Thanks for the Heads Up

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Question: DD-WRT & WRT54G

2 questions for you folks...will the DD-WRT firmware have any effect on the wired performance of the router? Or does it only play a role on the wireless side? I understand it offers additional features..but will those also only affect the wireless side?

2nd...which versions of the WRT54G are capable of the mod?

Much appreciated

Answer:DD-WRT & WRT54G

Can help your range a you can punch up the strength of the output signal. can say you can get better performance....when you're at a distance where the stock output would begin to fall off.

His list of supported devices..."DD-WRT"?#Features_.28Overview.29

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I have read and read the wiki and tutorials and all the version specific info. I have done everything it says to do to a "T".

When I log into the router, after doing a 30/30/30 hard reset and waiting, go to Administration and then to firmware upgrade, choose the vxworks_prep_v03.bin file and hit apply, it says "Upgrade are failed" almost immediately.....

I have been searching and searching and cannot find where I am going wrong here...any ideas?

Answer:need DD-WRT help on wrt54G v5.0

I have not ran into that particular issue. have you posted on the dd-wrt forums? some of their wiki pages are out of date so you could be following the pages correctly, but a step is wrong or being left out.

silly question, does the router already have dd-wrt on it? if so you just do a straight flash with the new firmware.

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Question: WEP WRT54G Help...

Alright, I've tried EVERYTHING to get WEP to work on my WRT54G router to no avail. I set a 64-bit phrase, get the four provided keys, put them into the computers in the house through windows wireless network connect settings, but only the first computer will ever work. The rest won't transmit data, I just get a "connected with problems" error in the bottom right of the screen. I know I'm missing something but can't figure what, I've fooled with the setting for hours with no luck. Any ideas guys?

Answer:WEP WRT54G Help...

I guess you have the Default Trasmit key set to one? In that case all your computers should use the first generated key.

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I have decided that i am going to install dd-wrt on my router however when i downloaded the code and read the notes it said that v23sp2 Standard was not compatible with wrt54gv6. Which version of the code do i need for a v6 router?

Answer:dd-wrt on wrt54g v6

I think the micro version, (atleast the mini version) the dd-wrt forum has a whole bunch of info on it

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Question: WRT54G + WRT54G

Hi all...i have a question for you.
I have a WRT54G vrs 1.1 functioning as my main wireless router...however, I have a big house, and cannot get coverage in all parts of my house. Now, i have an extra WRT54G from linksys that i just picked up, which i believe is the newest revision of the router (havent looked at it yet)....and i was wondering if and how i could run cat5 to it from my main router so as to spread out a wireless signal..ect...and what changes in the settings i will have to make...ect. Currently there are 3 computers wired to the main 54G router.....and 3 computers/devices that take the wireless end of things.
Any help would be great
Also, i have just recently noticed using a 3rd party firmware and upping the power to the much extended coverage will i get outta this if i go this route?

Answer:WRT54G + WRT54G

Yes, it will work, but dont plug the incoming CAT5 into the WAN port. Just pick any of ports 1-4 to use. Keep in mind that you will also need to copy over your WEP/WPA settings, as well as any MAC addresses that you've explicitly listed.

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I am so used to enterprise class switches and such that I haven't kept up to date on the home front. Long story short - I currently have a DI-624 in place, but it is starting to have some challenges. I have a WRT54G v2 that I am putting dd-wrt on it. So the question is will this Linksys out perform my ole Dlink? or leave the 624 in place? I know that there a love/hate with both models, I am looking for actual experienced answers.

Thanks all

Answer:Di-624 vs WRT54G w/dd-wrt

I only own a WRT54g with DD-WRT on it. I don't think it's the fastest (as in processor speed etc.) switch there is, but it has quite a few features, which is important for me. I cannot complain about its 'performance' at this point, though I think its VPN speed is limited, I have not found that limit yet.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

I have a Linksys WRT54G for about 3 years now and am now being told the lates versions do not come with a Linux based firmware.
I believe mine is a 1.1 version and would like to know if I update the latest version of firmware for my router, does that mean it no longer operates under the GNU code?

Right I am running "Firmware Version : v4.20.7"

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Firmware source up to version 4.20.9 are available in the Linksys GPL Code Center.

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Question: wrt54g boost

is there a way to boost wrt54g radius ? im a noob in networking and i was just wondering if i could do this easily or not


Answer:wrt54g boost

With some of the replacement firmware available (the ones that void your warranty) you are supposed to be able to adjust the output strength. I have not messed with them enough to be able to recommend one though. There are some forums at LinksysInfo that may offer more info though.

A non-warranty voiding way would be to look at replacement antenas and wireless repeaters.

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I'm quite content with the features of the stock firmware that the WRT54G v2 has but theres one thing in particular I was wondering if an open source firmware could provide. I'm wondering if there is a firmware out there that boosts the power to the antenna. my router is upstairs and downstairs the signal is spotty at best. I'm considering buying an external antenna but I was thinking that just boosting the power maybe enough. Does anyone have any knowledge on WRT54G firmwares? Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:best WRT54G firmware? is one of the more popular firmware versions out there. This one will allow you to boost your signal like you wanted to.

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Hi, first post here.

I have a Linksys WRT54g running Linksys 4.20.7 firmware.
There are 2 computers and a VoIP box linked via ethernet, and a third computer via wireless. It's the third comp that's causing the problem...

I need to either limit the bandwidth available to the 3rd comp, or use QoS to make it the lowest priority on the network. (As you may have guessed, it is used exclusively by a 13yo with Limewire)

I have used the QoS in the router with some success; it works well by giving the VoIP box high priority...

BUT I can't limit the wireless system, and it's driving me crazy...

Can someone please help out with the best way to limit this wireless connection? I can't connect to it via ethernet.

TIA, Will

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I have windows xp sp 2 installed on my system on a realtek RTL 8168 NIC

i'm having problem with wrt54g V7 that i recently bought to replace my old D-link router. I have done a google research and done all the recommended fix but still the connection problem keep popping up every hour or so. *this is an improventment since last time when i got the router, the router keep disconnecting every 15 mins or so...

what i did was:
1. Installed the lastest firmware 7.04
2. Set the MTU on the router to be 1494
3. Set my NIC MTU to be 1500

Has anyone been able to fix this problem before?

Thanks in advance for any reply

Answer:problem with wrt54g V7

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Question: wrt54g pings

Does anyone know the the setting in the Linksys wrt54g control panel is to make it respond to external pings. I can ping it internally, but not externally. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:wrt54g pings

On the Security menu, disable "Block WAN Request".

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Question: Ugh.. WRT54G Woes?

I got this wireless router and thus far have only had 1 computer hooked to it. My family recently purchased 2 laptops.. and after about a week of fiddling around..

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that the linksys router is only allowing ONE computer at a time to connect wirelessly.

Strange what its doing also. Doesnt matter if security is enabled or not. On the 2 computers that are unable to connect, i can see the wireless network, but when I double click it just sits there trying to connect. Never gets past that. Sits for a minute and then it just refreshes the network list and mine is SOMETIMES missing. Other times its still there but its not connected.
Please wait while WIndows connects to the 'xxxx' network.

Waiting for network...


Answer:Ugh.. WRT54G Woes?

Kassem said:

I got this wireless router and thus far have only had 1 computer hooked to it. My family recently purchased 2 laptops.. and after about a week of fiddling around..

I think I have finally come to the conclusion that the linksys router is only allowing ONE computer at a time to connect wirelessly.

Strange what its doing also. Doesnt matter if security is enabled or not. On the 2 computers that are unable to connect, i can see the wireless network, but when I double click it just sits there trying to connect. Never gets past that. Sits for a minute and then it just refreshes the network list and mine is SOMETIMES missing. Other times its still there but its not connected.

Please wait while WIndows connects to the 'xxxx' network.

Waiting for network...

NEVER STOPSClick to expand...

It sounds like it's not even connecting through the wireless. Try resetting (to factory default) your router and reconfiguring it -- WITHOUT putting security. Sometimes that helps.

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Question: wrt54g range

I plan on purchasing two wrt54g's and flashing them with different firmware to increase the power levels for longer range. If i was to bridge two with some generic omni's off of ebay, what type of range should i expect? For the most part it would be line of site, with a few obstacles. Unidirectional antennas are not an option.

Answer:wrt54g range

Rakinos said:

I plan on purchasing two wrt54g's and flashing them with different firmware to increase the power levels for longer range. If i was to bridge two with some generic omni's off of ebay, what type of range should i expect? For the most part it would be line of site, with a few obstacles. Unidirectional antennas are not an option.Click to expand...

Hmmm... I doubt you can double their THEORETICAL values... which are 300ft outdoors and 100 feet indoors. So, maybe 450 feet? It's just a guess.........

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hey guys, i need some expert advice here. i have a wrt54g version 8 router flashed with the latest dd-wrt firmware. im trying to connect the wre54g as a repeater. any help or a point in the right direction would be nice. ill post the settings i had when i get back to where the network is setup. thanks!

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

hi im new here and am in need of help.i got given the Linksys WRT54G router by my cousin yesterday to use so i am able to go online on my playstaion 3. now im a bit confused. im with talktalk and i am using the SmartAx Mt882 modem. it says adsl on the modem and apparently the linksys router is dsl. does that mean i cant use it the routerif i am able to use it could someone quickly run through how i should be connectiong it up like the wires and things. many thanks

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

forgot to add i didnt get a cd to help set it up

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Just got one today
Not mine, building a HotSpot for a friend.
Any ways I have the Sveasoft Satori v4.0 for WRT54G. (my model is 2.0)
But I would really like to know a few things, before I kill bran new hardware.
1. Is its web interface somewhat the same?, screenshots?, can I go back to linksys bin easy?
2. Is the mW safe to change? (heat issues?)
I don't need any of the extras that come with the sveasoft software, I will be running a linux machine that will do all the VPN and bandwidth junk, but the mW upgrade sounds like a good deal.
oh and 3. is there something newer out, I downloaded this long time ago and save it to my hd, thought I might get one of these access points some day

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Interface is pretty much the same with a bunch of extra settings from what I've seen. I still havent got one yet of my own.

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Question: WRT54g Repeater?

Is this possible?

What i have two WRT54g routers
One is setup as the gateway, and the other is not doing anything(its in a box)
I only get wireless on one side of house.

Is there a way to set this one up to repeat or bridge my connection to the rest of the house?

EDIT: This is my parents vacation home, and I cannot move the modem and router to a more central location.
Its also in the middle of nowhere, so going and buying something else is not an option.
If nothing can be done, then its ok, but I would think there I could do something with this extra router I have

Answer:WRT54g Repeater?

Yes, it can be done with an alternate firmware on the one you want to be a repeater.

Put in your model here, you will have to find the version number on the bottom as well:

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I have a linksys wrt54g router and I need a hacked firmware that can do the following thing.

I need more advanced logging of incoming and outgoing. I would also like it if it would automatically resolve dns addresses. Could someone point me to some good firmware that can do this?


Answer:Need WRT54G Firmware

Take random text from your request:

"wrt54g router and I need a hacked firmware"

Use it as a search term on router and I need a hacked firmware

Find multiple hits on the first page, or if you want to actually work a bit try searching for "wrt54g firmware"

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Question: WRT54G Firmware

Hey guys.
After some thinking on the matter, I've come to the decision that I'll at least TRY to keep my wrt54g and get it working. However, I've heard a bunch of talk about using aftermarket firmware. I was wondering what one you guys would recommend. I've seen stuff about both Sveasoft firmwares, as well as several others. I'm in the dark as to what to go with.

Any advice?

Answer:WRT54G Firmware

Sveasoft - if you want a lot of features and a fruity GUI
OpenWRT - if you want even more feature but a command line interface (unix users tend to like this one)
HyperWRT - if you only want increased TX power over the stock firmware
DD-WRT - if you like the Sveasoft firmware but think the guy that runs the company is an ass (he is)

Also, if you have a version 4 unit, you're pretty much stuck with openwrt.

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I am using sveasoft's alchemy firmware and I've filled in the information so that the router can act as a VPN endpoint. When I dial in, it does connect, but I can't do anything useful like access folder shares or the computer itself behind that network though. Is there any other configurations that I missed?

Answer:WRT54G VPN endpoint

Can you ping any computers behind the router? Make sure the subnet of the local machine you are connecting from does not overlap with the subnet of the IP assigned through the VPN tunnel.

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Question: WRT54G Problems

So I went out and bought a wireless router a couple of days ago and from the beginning I've been plagued with random disconnects. The router is a WRT54G Linksys. I've done some searching on the internet and my wireless problems seem to mimick everyone elses very closely.

The wireless randomly disconnects no matter what I try (currently working my way down in MTU (1200) atm. Tried changing to different channels with no luck also.

I should also say, I've got two different computers hooked up to the router. The first is through normal cat5 straight to the router, the other is wireless. They're BOTH having this same problem.

Does anyone know how to fix this or am I pretty much screwed?

*It's using the newest firmware

Answer:WRT54G Problems

could it be your cable/DSL modem? try disconnecting the router and go straight to the modem and see if it stops

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Question: WRT54G Firmware?

Is anyone using a non supported hacked version firmware for their WRT54G? I heard that there are many available and was wanting to try it. Right now I am just using Linksys version 3.01.3.

Thanks for any info.

Answer:WRT54G Firmware?

Gonna try this when I get home. Site loads slow.

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Question: WRT54G vc WGT624

I'm going to be replacing my BEFSX41 Linksys router with either one of these two. I'm not going to be using the wirless capabiliteies yet, mainly just wired. However, I'd like to know your opinions on which you like better? I read that the Linksys was based off linux so there was more 3rd party firmware, but I also hear that netgears was good as well.

What are your opinions?



Answer:WRT54G vc WGT624


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Ok, here is what I am trying to do.

My neighbor has wireless internet and has given me their WPA code so I can use their signal. The problem I have is that my desktop is on the other side of the apt and I bought one of the USB Wireless adapters & plugged it in. It recognizes the network & I can login, however the signal is very weak/low and the signal keeps dropping.

I need to find a way to increase the signal strength to my bedroom. I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and was wondering if I could configure it to work on my desktop instead of the USB adapter (to gain better signal).

Is this possible and if not, what other things can I do to gain signal strength.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G help

doesn't work that way. You need a WRE54G on the side of the house that your neighbor is to grab that signal and retransmit it to your desktop. Takes some semi-advanced configuration though... I've always done it manually so you might have luck using the cd that comes with the device.

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I'm configuring a WLAN for a friend of mine. His house is quite big.
So i thought i would use 1 Router and 1 WAP to help spread the signal.

Problem is, i couldnt get a WAP.
So, i got one WRT54G and one WRT54GS (both are routers).

I want these two guys to act as one.
How do i do that?


Answer:Does the WRT54G/S run in AP mode?

You need to setup WDS on the both of them. I don't believe the stock firmware offers WDS however. You need to put some aftermarket firmware on those routers that supports WDS fortunately you happen to have two models that have piles of hacked firmware available (I know I have one ) Check out it has plenty of good info and links to the different firmware you can get for them (Most of it is free btw).

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Question: WRT54G is great :D

i just bought the WRT54G router and this thing works great! very easy to install. i setup a network between 2 computers and transfered a 185MB file and it took less than 1 minute. the signal is always on excellent and the laptop(which is the wireless client) is about 50 feet from the router. the signal has to travel through a bathroom and 3 walls and the signal never goes below 30Mbps when i transfered that file. i have a 2.4Ghz phone and i made a few phone calls and the signal never dropped once. right now im updating steam on the laptop and im gonna test out a few games over the wireless. so far so good!

Answer:WRT54G is great :D

congrats on the purchase,
now upgrade to hyperwrt firmware!

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I am in a pickle of sorts. My friend wants to buy a wireless router, and I have been considering a new one. She just needs a basic wireless router, and I would like a faster, more capable one.

I currently have a Linksys WRT54G, and have been happy with it, but would like more speed for transfers. I currently have two laptops, a desktop, a wii, and two wireless network printers. I will soon be adding a WHS, and an HTPC. I would upgrade, but am worried that the 'N' isn't quite settled/early adoption, etc.

Should I sell her my WRT54G (for $25), and buy the WNDR3700? Or should I keep the Linksys, and just have her buy a cheap new router?


Answer:WRT54G to WNDR3700?

That's kinda a no-brainer, sell her yours for a low price and get that WNDR3700 for your internetz

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Just got this router and installed the DD-WRT firmware (which could be the problem,) well for the past few days the thing has just died on me. For example, i come home from work and i can't get on the internet nor can anyone else, I have to restart the router, cable modem, and computer to get it back. I can still connect to other computers that are hard-lined to the router to transfer files, but 0 internet and the green light for it is on too. Now could it be the firmware or something else?

Answer:WRT54G keeps dying.

Check the temperature of the box. Make sure it is not having thermal problems.

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Question: wrt54g settings??

how do i assign static ip to differnt devices on here. was able to on my netgear and dlinks that let me clone the devices MAC id and assign an IP. how can i do this on hte wrt54g?i dont see any LAN settings at all.thanks


or are you supposed to STATIC IP it on the device it self (ps3, nas, pc etC.) and the router will detect it?

Answer:wrt54g settings??

antok86 said:

or are you supposed to STATIC IP it on the device it self (ps3, nas, pc etC.) and the router will detect it?Click to expand...


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Question: 6Dbi for WRT54G

Hi, I am looking to improve my connection across my house and I will be getting a 6dbi directional antenna with a reverse-TNC connector for my WRT54G. My question is this, do I need to buy 2 or just one antenna?

Answer:6Dbi for WRT54G

If this is the device I think it is, then you should be able to get away with one. There is a setting in the web interface which lets you use left/right/both antenna<sp>

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Anyone have any suggestions?

I want to take advantage of the untapped capabilities of my Linksys wrt54g, but can't get a decent opinion of either DD-WRT or HyperWRT. (much less any of the other 3rd party firmware avaliable...)

Any Google search or forum search tells me what people use or recommend, but not really why.

Just tapping the communitiy for any practical experiences.

Answer:Which wrt54g firmware?

so far I've liked the sveasoft firmwares... but his blatantly anti-GPL practices put me off.

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Question: WRT54g and dialup

I have to change my computer ip to for ICS to work. But if i do that, I cant connect to the router at What can I do to be able to access the router while keeping the ip for my computer?


Answer:WRT54g and dialup

Can you clarify your need? Are you going to be using a Windows box behind the router to act as a dial-up server using ICS?

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*posted on whirlpool too, hoping for millions of responses, lol*

As stated in the title, my router keeps cutting out for like 10 seconds and then BAM! It is back on and pretending nothing ever happened. This wouldn't be much of an issue, but I'm playing online games and using VoIP programs, so it disconnects me from those and takes around 3 or 4 mins to get back into everything.

I heard it getting overheated was a problem, so I took it out of the hub, and set it up in my room. Heat is definitely not the problem. It just disconnected again 30 minutes ago, so I had to cancel out of my game and come make a post here, haha.

It isn't just the internet, it is the entire network. Like, I was steaming music from my computer to my xbox, and it crashed for 10 secs, stopping music and again, taking a min or two to reconnect each other.

This means it aint my ISP i presume, due to the home network dying too.

Any ideas on how to fix this?


My side question, is... I have this router that isn't wireless, but worked 100% before I moved house and got this new wireless one. Now I connect to the network through cable, it is my dad / sister that uses wireless. Wondering, can I connect the old router in to my computer and the wall, and then stick the new router into my old one for the wireless only?

So basically, if the new router dies for 10 secs, I won't get disconnected, only the wireless down for a bit.


oh, are there a... Read more


WRT54G Constantly DISCONNECTING!!! - Linksys - DSL Hardware - Whirlpool Broadband Forums

that would probs just be easiest to see details / progress made.
hope this isn't against terms of use or something, linking to another forums site, lol
sorry mods if it is!

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how so well let me explain so i found this on amazon and ordered it
its a wrt160n v3 ddwrt compatible =)

NOW look at what i found if you have a donor router to hack off the external antenna connectors do it but in my case i needed to buy

so to recap for $50 i have a linksys 802.11 N ddwrt router with external antennas this kicks the pants off the the craptastic 160nl that does not use broadcom chips

Answer:Wrt160n its better than the wrt54g!

I'm running a wrt150n which is the prior model to that, but has external antennas stock, flashed with DD, running in access point mode off of my PFSense router. Kicks the crap out of the various wrt54gl models I ran...when it comes to range and speed.

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Question: WRT54G problems

i have a wrt54g v8 latest firmware and its nothing but problems first it wont load all webpages it just loads whatever it wants and randomly this is on all 5 computers in my house including mac. then i have DHCP to start ip at but when i go to check the computers they are assigned started at im think its because the router ip is but i have it to start at XXX.30 i dont want to use 3rd party firmware again since i already bricked one about to return this and get a dlink i didnt have anyproblems with my old dlink before it broke

Answer:WRT54G problems

antok86 said:

i have a wrt54g v8 latest firmware and its nothing but problems first it wont load all webpages it just loads whatever it wants and randomly this is on all 5 computers in my house including mac. then i have DHCP to start ip at but when i go to check the computers they are assigned started at im think its because the router ip is but i have it to start at XXX.30 i dont want to use 3rd party firmware again since i already bricked one about to return this and get a dlink i didnt have anyproblems with my old dlink before it brokeClick to expand...

You updated firmware before setting up router at all ? i

cable plugged into the right port... right no uplink button depressed etc.. plugged in

reset the router first off. follow its reset instructions

plug cable modem directly into 1 computer. try to open a page. make sure the cable modem is sending DHCP and not giving one of those SETUP webpage interfaces. (much cursing when swapping internet providers now saying their modem has a inital setup/recovery interface....... my firewall is openbsd, local terminal only....and hard to get to.. but that was a problem)

step2: (that computer sees the internet, gets ip, can use web
connect a computer to router, (dont bother plugging it into internet yet)

First box should read: Automatic DHCP, if your dsl then its PPPOE

step4: Set Device ip/subnet &l... Read more

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i have an extra wrt54g with dd-wrt...i want to try tomato out. do i just download the latest .bin file and update using the firmware updater in dd-wrt?

Answer:WRT54G dd-wrt update..!

antok86 said:

i have an extra wrt54g with dd-wrt...i want to try tomato out. do i just download the latest .bin file and update using the firmware updater in dd-wrt?Click to expand...

What version of the Router do you have?

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Question: WAP54G vs WRT54G

What's the difference?

I'm finally going from my 56k to 2 other desktops, and 1 laptop home network.

I'm confused as to what the difference between Access Points and Routers are, and how you could have one without the other.

The laptop is going to be wireless, and we're still unsure about the 2 other desktops, wired or not. It would probably be better if we ran 2 ethernet cables from those 2 desktops to router in my room. We could get a pci card with the antenna or a usb adapter one I guess.

Either way, I doubt most of us will be using it, but I'd like to have them all be able to share files. This would be a access point right?

Anywho, it's between the Linksys WAP54g or the WRT54g if I can figure out what the $10 differene is for.

Answer:WAP54G vs WRT54G

The WAP54G is just an access point while the WRT54G is a router with a built in access point and switch.

That router part is what "splits" the internet between all your computers simultaneously, so you definately need it.

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Ok, so I went with PFSense as my poor stock wrt54g v5 couldnt handle my households demand. I want to still use the 54g as a wireless access point and a switch. I understand disabling DHCP etc, but wanted to know what was the more correct IP to set the 54g at, or ??? Networking is my weak point. FWIW the PFSense box will be set to obviously, and I am pretty sure the modem is set to

Thank you in advance

Answer:An easy one, what IP to set WRT54g

If your subnet mask is then the third octet needs to match as well. So prolly

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Hi, i finally got it set up and everything but withOUT the linksys router my internet connection is 5x faster acording to i was download at a max of 52KB now it is 14KB please is there anyway to fix this

i have version 6 of the router and i already did a firmware upgrade

Answer:just got a Linksys WRT54G and i need some help

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I've been using my WRT54G for at least 4 years if I'm not mistaken. I've never had any issues with it at home. I use it to connect my iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and XBOX 360 (wired). My question is should I just leave it as is or will I see any performance gain on upgrading my wireless home router? I eventually would like to get 6-10 IP wired cameras for home CCTV system.

Just curious if there's bigger / badder / better hardware out there...

Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Upgra54de My WRT54G?

Move to a machine running something like pfSense, and then use the wrt54g for wifi only, or upgrade to something better for ap duty. I use a pair of D-Link DAP-2553 for wifi (one for 2.4 and one for 5Ghz), and a little box running pfSense for router duty. It works very well.

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Hi all,

I recently picked up a Linksys WRT54G for a great price ($45 after rebate). My current network is 2 desktops wired and 1 ibook wireless.

My desktop machine is used only for gaming, and the second is my girlfriends machine. I want to set up the router to prioritize gaming traffic at the highest priority, and web surfing / downloading at a lower priority to gaming.

What is the easiest way to do this?

Ive read that multiplayer games like BF2, HL2 use Ping/ICMP packets.

thanks so much,


Answer:Gaming QOS on WRT54G

Probably the easiest is to do it via port ethernet number, MAC address or if your feeling brave, via the port number itself.

Heres an example


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I currently have a linksys wrt54g running dd wrt. I ordered a netgear wnr2000 hoping to get improved performance and reception... looking to see if i ordered a good router or should get a different one.

Answer:wrt54g replacement?
I personally have never had a good time with ANY netgear products. However you will hear conflicting opinions by others.

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I searched for this and the closest I could find was using the WAP54 as a repeater. Looking through the settings and instructions for the WRT54G, I can't find anything about repeater mode. I'm on the latest firmware (Linksys, not an open source project firmware).

Will one of the other firmwares enable this?

Reason I ask is, I have 2 routers, but don't want to buy an WAP or dedicated repeater.

Answer:Using a WRT54G as a Repeater?

I'm guessing you wanna make it a wireless repeater/bidge... b/c it's easy to plug in a few wires on the lan side of the device to create a switch.

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Question: WRT54G Modding

Could some post a pic of where on the WRT54G v2 PCB I can solder fan leads to? I am hoping for a voltage of 7V to 11V, and a current of no more than 0.2A.

Answer:WRT54G Modding

Dude, you are [H]

On a side note, anyone know of a good place to solder fan leads on a W11 version 4?


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Question: Linksys WRT54G-UK

I am a trying to set up a wireless network for the first time using a Linksys WRT54G-UK broadband router and a Speedtouch 330 modem. I seem to have got stuck on the basic hardware configuration because I can't see how the modem connects to the router as well as the phone point. Is it that I need a router that will accept a usb connection?I look forward to any ideas. Thank you

Answer:Linksys WRT54G-UK

Unfortunately, you have bought the wrong router for what you want to do. Your router is suitable for use with Cable Broadband (NTL & Telewest) where the supplied modem supports an ethernet connection.You cannot use a USB modem with a router and, for ADSL broadband via the phone line, you need a combined "Router/ADSL Modem" which replaces your existing modem.

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Question: WRT54G + Europe?

While my family was here in the states visiting from Holland, I bought them a Linksys WRT54G router from BestBuy. They tool it home and it will not work. They say they have ADSL line but according to Linksys, the US version will not work in Europe and I was wondering exactly what is the reason why the router does not work. Does anyone know the specifics or if it can be flashed?

Answer:WRT54G + Europe?

Does it have PPPoE? (not sure about europe) but in UK most ADSL providers require you to use PPPoA, and I have not yet seen a linksys that supports PPPoA

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Question: WRT54G Problems

I have a linksys WRT54G that I use as a Router/WAP. A few days ago I noticed that the router was no longer getting a DHCP lease (I live in a dorm, and yes I checked we are allowed to use Wireless routers as long as we use WEP or MAC Filtering). So I have been using a Static IP setup. Does anyone know why it would do this? I was getting a DHCP lease just fine until a few days ago. Also the wireless stoped working, but I left the router shut off all last night and now it seems to work again.

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Hi this is my first post here so please bare with me. At my house they do not offer high-speed internet but about a quarter of a mile away they have public wifi. So after reading off net I built a cantenna. So now here is my problem I just bought a Linksys WRT54G v 2 Wireless Router, Access Point, DD-WRT v23 sp2 loaded. 200 MHz; 16MB RAM; 4MB Flash, 250MW POWER off eBay. This is what I would like to do. I would like to be able to pick up the public wifi from the router and distribute it throughout my house using the same router and pick it up for use with my laptop with built in wireless card. The problem is I have no idea how to set up my router to accomplish all of this. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help with WRT54G v2 and Cantenna

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Question: linksys wrt54g

I have a Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router attached to my PC. I have had it for a few years now and it has worked fine.My PC had a problem about 10 months back and I had to wipe it clean. I re installed every thing but could not fine the router disk so I went to the LINKSYS website and down loaded the router driver. set up was fine and it gave me WPA password. My pc crashed a few weeks back and the router would not work. I used the same router driver to reinstall it, however this time it did not give me a security WPA password. My internet worked slow in the evenigs, so I checked the wireless connection on a laptop that was connected via wifi and it showed my Linksys connection as unsecure. the internet was slow when other users in the house were not using it, I knew it was hacked by neighbours as there was no password on my wifi set up.My questions are:Why would the router setup do this (no wpa password) and is there a work around?I tried airsnare to track other illegal users, but it made no sence to me, is there any better free software?Does any one know why once the linksys router is setup I can not find its settings, or am I looking in the wrong place, ie, nothing in the program folder, no short cut on desk top or in program list. How do I access the settings to change all other devices,(2 x laptops) are connected WIFI my pc is via ethernet, neighbours were connected via wifi, if have disabled the routerI have xp 2002 sp3

Answer:linksys wrt54g

You access the setup using your browser - see click here

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I've had insane problems with range with this router.

Looks like you can overclcok it though,7925552~root=equip,16~mode=flat;start=39

Unfortunately, I dont have any wireless devices currently to try it out.

Answer:Overclock your WRT54G

Because we need our routers to be less stable.

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All right, this is what I've got version 3 WRT54G Linksys wireless router firmware 3.036...and Cable Modem Motorla Sb5120. I've never had an issue before, until I connected the router, this is is the result of. Dell Xps 400 yr 2005. Windows Xp sp2. Isp--> Comcast Cable

Ipconfig/all; this is when both modem and router are connected during a popup saying 'conflict':

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Abdias Malary>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DFGLVS81
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter homy:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-7A-13-94
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:42e5:3983:4:7d68:c236:4a9f:dfa3

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:42e5:3983:4:212:3fff:fe7a:1394
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0::4:212:3fff:fe7a:1394%2
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::212:3fff:fe7a:1394%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
D... Read more

Answer:Ip conflict with WRT54G

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Hello, i recent purchased one of these wireless routers, and I want to make it as as secure as possible. Due to the fact that only one solitary wireless device will be using the wireless connection, is there a way that i can set the wireless signals to only accept my laptop's mac address? or any way at all that i can tell it only to allow my laptop to connect?. There are also two wired pc's connected to the router, but they are ok. I'm just worried about unwanted traffic on my wireless connection.

Thank You,

Answer:Help with Linksys WRT54G Please.

Well, i configured the router to only allow my laptop's mac address access. Anyone know how effective this is? or how i can test to make sure that its restricting access to other possible intrussions? (like change my laptop's MAC address temporarily or something without having buy an ethernet card or the like).

Thank you,

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Question: wrt54g router

I'm on satellite Internet, I sell one connection. heres the thing. when they get on line, I'm offline. ok I got 2 wrt54g routers 1 has the sevensoft upgrade on it. that has the bandwidth manger on it, by ports. running easy tracenet on the server. I can see what ports they are using and can slow them down. here is the prob. some of the ports I need to, in overall slowing me down too. I'm not a networking person still learning this, trial and error here. how its hooked up. > from satellite, to modem, > server running win 2000 >linksys wrt54g. which is more of a wireless hub then a router. one computer hard wire, two others wireless. I would like the plain jane router with no upgrade in it in fount of the upgraded one, to where my computer is not in the bandwidth manger. and i keep the speed. and I do have the security turned on and the wep too.

Answer:wrt54g router

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I need some help with configure my Linksys WRT54G wireless router to work with Cavalier's C2 internet. The Linksys WRT54G work flawlessly when I configure to work with the motorola cablem modem when I was with Comcast (they blow btw). So I switch to CavTel's dsl (advertise as 8mbps download but i'm only getting 5.1mbps but oh well it's just as fast as comcast imo). Well i tried everything to get the damn thing to get through the internet...nothing works. The last thing I need to do is to reset the router to factory setting. I'm going to do that tonight. I called CavTel customer service and they told me that they're serving the internet via DHCP (which is even easier then Comcast's static IP address setup). Is anyone running a similar setup? If i connect the ethernet cable from adsl modem to my computer I can get fast internet, but i'm trying to set the router up so I can have access from my other computer. Let me know if you have any idea or encounter similar problems. Thx!

Answer:Need help with WRT54G and Cavalier C2

Since you can connect without the router, maybe the DSL modem is looking for the MAC address of your PC and when you hook up the router its not verified. Try cloning your PCs MAC address.

Or maybe just power cycle everything, hook everything up, unplug the modem and router, wait about a minute, plug the modem back in, let it power up, and do the same with the router..

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OK. My WRT54G v5 works for the PC it's hooked up to via ethernet. It works for the laptop that's using a Linksys WiFi PCMCIA card. However, my Nintendo DS won't work with it! Says it isn't compatible with its security settings. How do I fix this and retain wireless functionality with the laptop?

Answer:I'm About To Kill My WRT54G v5.

Are you using WPA-PSK? If so I don't believe that the DS is compatible with that encryption. If you are running WPA-PSK try WEP instead.

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Should I get new firmware for my router? v1.02.5 build 002

Answer:New firmware for WRT54G?

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Question: WRT54G Linksys

My attitude is "if it ain't broke..." and I don't know how old my router is, but it works just fine. Is there a big advantage to go to Wireless N, and is it the "latest?" I use a Roku box, a laptop, iPod Touch and iPad2 with my wifi.

Answer:WRT54G Linksys

It is the latest standard and typically gives you faster and more stable wireless transfers.
However, to benefit from those advantages on all your devices, they would all have to be wireless N compatible.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Does anyone know, is there any way to tell if someone is hacking into my Linksys WRT54G wireless router? My lights are flashing when I,m not on the internet.

Answer:Linksys WRT54G

Turn on WEP or WPA, whichever your router supports.

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Question: Linksys WRT54G

Anyone have any problems with the Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router? After updating the firmware and setting all configurations, I couldn't get it to work. I've tried to connect my PC thru wired and wireless connection, all the time the connection was slow (only partial website was displayed on my web browser) or it won't even connect to some webserver. Try downloading something from the web and it won't work. I've bought another WRT54G and same problem exist. Is it my problem or the Linksys WRT54G won't work with Shaw Cable Internet service?

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Question: WRT54G Woes.....

Alright ive been having problems with my WRT54G. I have internet going through my cable modem fine, but anything through my router just wont work. no internet at all. ive tried resetting the router and modem, and flashing the firmware to the latest.
anyone have any ideas?

Answer:WRT54G Woes.....

nothing weather its wired or wireless? also double check to make sure you plugged it into the WAN side of the router (basic yes but you never know), DHCP enabled unless you have a static ip? also power cycle? power down all hardware, modem, router, pc's..power up cable modem till online, then router, then pc's? also have you tried a different cable from the modem to the router?

also maybe try running WINSOCK FIX

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Question: WRT54G troubles

I am running the most recent version DD-WRT on my Linksys WRT54G v4. For some reason, when I do a fresh install of an OS and they try to update it, I cannot. I can finally do updates when I go to a LAN party at some convention or a friend's house, but not mine, but after I do this somewhere else, I can then do updates at home. My question becomes, what is really causing this? Is my router causing this? How can you tell when your router is taking a dive?

Answer:WRT54G troubles

How are you connected to you router at home?

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Hello Team.
Here's the details to a problem I have never seen before. Probably has a simple solution, but if it does, I have no clue.

3 year old Linksys wireless WRT54G.
Upstream ISP is a Charter cable modem connected to the Linksys.
Have one Desktop hardwired to the router via ethernet. This one has just dandy connectivity.

Problem is my laptop.
The wireless on the laptop with the router worked great previously, (up until a day ago) but I forgot my WEP key and to get a new one,. I needed to reset the router as I also forgot my linksys admin password.
so, I reset the router, got in, set SSID and simple WEP. Simple right?

Here's the strange part..
Laptop sees SSID and it connects.
I receive an IP address on the laptop. gateway, DNS servers, everything.
Now..I can PING any ip address I wish from the laptop.
I can bring up any webpage I wish via IP.
However...nothing will resolve via DNS. Nothing.
I changed the DNS servers to one's I know work, even changed them to charter cable's...
but nothing.
The desktop connected via ethernet can resolve just I was's a laptop issue right?
except.. gets ever MORE strange!!

I bring the same laptop to my office, and when I connect at work, BAM! I can get anything via DNS..and everything works fine..

anyone have a clue?


Answer:Link Sys WRT54G: Never have seen this before

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click firmware. get satori 4.0 final

very badass stuff.

Answer:new wrt54g firmware!!!

what's it give me from the normal firmware?

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I currently use a WRT54G v5 router to connect to the internet. It has the DD-WRT v24 firmware on it.

Every now and again, the desktop that is connected (through ethernet, not wireless) loses it's connection and I have to restart my computer. This is extremely aggravating because it disturbs my work.
I have tried connecting straight through to my computer with the modem and the problem goes away. So i have narrowed the problem down to my router.

Using XP's network repair option does not work. The repair stops at "Acquiring network address..."
It seems as if the computer loses its IP address. The "ipconfig" commands in CMD do not work either.

please help.

Answer:WRT54G w/ DD-WRT problems

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Question: WRT54G Apache Help



Fedora Core 5
2 Windows XP (Wired)
1 Laptop (Wireless)

Linksys WRT54G v5

I have just installed Fedora and started the httpd service. I can access the APache test page on the Fedora computer by »linux, », » I am unable to view the test page on the Fedora computer by »MYIP, »MYDOMAIN. I am unable to view the test page from any other one of my computers or computers off my LAN. I have opened up port 80 under the port forwarding section on my router. I have DHCP disabled in my router conifguration and I have assigned static IP's to all of my computers all of which can access the internet. I have tryed putting my Apache IP ( in the DMZ section of my router with no luck. I have the most recent firmware version for my router. Does anyone have any ideas what is going on here?


Answer:WRT54G Apache Help

You said you allowed port 80 through your router but did you make sure it gets forwarded to the IP address of the fedora machine? Also, your ISP may be blocking the port but that would not stop you from being able to access it via local ip address on the other machines on the network.

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Question: Upgrade My WRT54G?

I have 2 Linksys WRT54G v2.2 wireless routers running at home and I was wondering if by now there is a new model that has been released that is better and may also still support Linux firmware like the older WRT's?

I don't have any reason to upgrade as my AP's are rock solid running DD-WRT however I was wondering if anything has been released that is far better than the old WRT's.


Answer:Upgrade My WRT54G?

The MIMO units have slightly better range than the DD-WRT running cranked up around 70.

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Question: DSL/WRT54g NOOb

Ok so i got some dsl from the only provider here in germany TKS and i knew that the router that they sold was crap so i bought a wrt54g v3 which is hooked up to my dlink dsl modem

So i did some research and found out that i should upgrade the firmware and now even after that I still have the same problems as before which are the router does webpages just fine and messengers ok

but when i try to play an online game or download anything i either get booted or the download gets to about 3-7mbs then just stops

i have succesfully changed the firmware to a DD-wrt one but maybe i either have set something wrong with my router or i got the wrong firmware this is the one that i downloaded

anyhelp will be much appricated

Answer:DSL/WRT54g NOOb

What games are you trying to play?

Put the IP address of your computer in the DMZ. Applications & Gaming\DMZ and see if that fixes the problem. If so then you need to figure out what ports the game you are trying to play uses and port forward them to your computers IP address.

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While trying to install DD-WRT on my router yesterday. More than likely it was my fault. But I followed the instructions exactly. I know I did .

It was a v.5. With linksys software, I've had lots of problems with it killing my connection lately. Even the wired connections would die, and I'd have to reboot my modem daily. So I thought flashing it would solve the problem.

I've done a little reading, but I'm starting to get overwhelmed. Would my best bet be replacing it with another WRT54G v.5? Would it be worth shopping on ebay for an earlier version? Or does anyone recommend another brand?

Answer:I bricked my WRT54G.

Before giving up....I'd go for the revival methods. If you do give up and get another..I'd recommend better a version other than the dreaded V5.

However...revival methods (and I've brought a few back from the dead with these)

Last week I de-bricked my version 1...when the awesome Tomato 3rd party firmware came out a while ago, before their website said "Don't attempt on V1 routers..they don't get along"..I tried flashing mine from DD to Tomato. Bricked. I left it alone for a few months..since I have a few other WAPs to fiddle with. But last weekend, was bored, spent an hour reviving her.

Manually set your NIC to or so, snm.
10 base, 1/2 duplex.

Use the Linksys setup utility provided in the link's an GUI EXE, not the usual tftp utility, but a more automated one. Combined with running a steady -t ping, shorting the pins on the flash, after several attempts I managed to click the upgrade button at the right time and it shoved the Linksys firmware down the throat of the wrt. Then a few hard resets later..she ran fine, reflashed with DD..good to go.

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Question: linksys WRT54G

I am seeking a little help / opinion on the following issue....

Current network config... ISP is Mediacom cable, feeding a Motorola modem, followed by a symantec 100 hardware firewall appliance doing NAT. Then I have a linksys WRT54G ver 2 wireless router, nominally running WPA encrypted G mode to a linksys card in a laptop. Both the firewall and router have current firmware upgrades.

Downlink speed is ~2.5 Mbit/sec when my laptop is directly wired to the firewall via a 100 Mbit/sec eithernet connection. Downlink speed is ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec when directly wired to a port on the linksys router. Similarly I am seeing ~1 - 1.5 Mbit/sec via the encrypted wireless link. .... Hope that all makes sense!

Now the question .... does the WRT54G inherently exhibit slow throughput (way less than the marketing guys ratings), or is there a way to configure the unit such that I can get ~2.5 Mbit/sec on the output side of the router? At present my network is stable (no dropped connections) and usable. But ... I want to tweek things, if possible, to access the full bandwidth. Any suggestions on where to explore, and/or is there another wireless router on the market that is more robust.

TIA for any help... Jim

Answer:linksys WRT54G

the symantec appliance/router both nat.

how robust you think you need.
bite the bullet and get a t-3 line, you'll showup everybody you email.

are you really downloading at the values you mention or going to test sites/your own isp, there's a difference.

the fact that you have a 54g router doesn't mean you'll dl that fast.
it depends on your isp/plan if they have basic thru warp drive connection speeds and many will have you pay a premium for the faster connection.

some isp's limit dl to 1.5mb/s and ul 128-768kb. does yours?

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