WRT54G issues...

Hi, I used my WRT54G Router on 2 computers for about 7 months with no problems. A computer running XP is wired and my computer Vista is wireless. The last 2 weeks I had several problems of connection to the router to get internet. I have the signal strength excellent but yet he still has problems to connect, and when it connects to my wireless internet is horribly slow, 56 k speed... Internet on the computer cable is always fast, so it is slower on the wireless connection. I have internet service through comcast cable. I read everywhere in the forum and the linksys Web site and tried everything I found to remedy to this problem, and have yet to be successful. As I've said before that I use this connection for nearly 7 months with no problems, all of a sudden my wireless connection and the connection problems. I doesn't have any setting for the network at this time.

Can someone help me please?

Thank you


There are many causes of bad connections wireless and many solutions:

First of all, give your network a unique SSID. Do not use "linksys". If you use "linksys", you can try to connect the router to your neighbor. Also set 'SSID Broadcast' to 'active '. This will help your computer to find and lock on the signal from your router.

Bad wireless connections are often caused by interference from other 2.4 GHz devices. This includes cordless phones, baby monitor wireless, microwave ovens, wireless mice and keyboards, wireless speakers and wireless network from your neighbor. In rare cases, Bluetooth devices can interfere. Even some 5 + GHz phones also use the 2.4 Ghz band. disconnect these devices and see if that solves your problem.

In your router, try another channel. There are 11 channels in the band of 2.4 GHz channel 1, 6 or 11 generally works better. Discover your neighbors and see what channel they use. Because the channels overlap, try to stay at least + 5 or - 5 channels of your more powerful neighbors. For example, if you have a powerful neighbour on channel 9, try any channel 1 to 4.

Also, try putting the router about 4 to 6 feet above the ground in an open area. Do not place behind your screen or other computer equipment or speakers. The antenna must be vertical.

In addition, in the computer, go to your wireless software and go to 'Favorite networks' (sometimes called 'Profiles'). There are probably a few listed networks. Remove any network called "linksys". Also remove any network that you don't recognize or that you no longer use. If your current network is not listed, enter its information (SSID, encryption (if any) and key (if any)). Select your current network and make your network by default, then set it to auto login. You may need to go to 'settings' to do this, or you may need to right click on your network and select 'Properties' or 'settings '.

If the above does not solve your problem, download and install the latest driver for your wireless card.

Some users have reported improved wireless performance by opting for WPA encryption.

If you continue to have problems, try the following:

For wireless g routers, try setting the "baud rate" at 54 Mbps.

If you still have problems, download and install the latest firmware for your router. After an update of the firmware, you must reset the default router, and then configure the router again from scratch. If you have saved a router configuration file, DO NOT use it.

I hope this helps.

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