WRT54G Router problems
I have the Linksys WRT54G Router, and sometimes it will just stop working. The solution is to simply unplug the power and then replug it and I have internet again. The strange thing is that while appears that it is working (The Power is ON and the Lights flashing), yet I cannot access the internet unless I do the unplug and replug it in.
This is unacceptable as I am recording a radio show or two off the internet and go to listen and find that I have no internet and no program and that I have to plug and replug the router to make it work again.
It just seems to stop on its own for no apparent reason. The pattern seems random and every couple of days or at varied times. The lights still show activity and the power is still on , but no internet. yet there will be days where I could have heavy use and no problems.
My question is, does anyone else have this problem with this router? Even when I am not doing activity, except say maybe recording a radio show off the internet it will stop working. Sometimes while everything is fine, and I go to access the internet the router will stop while I am trying to access a web page.
I know its the router, because a simple unplugging and replugging it in will instantly fix the problem. The cable modem does not seem to be the cause.
Are these units defective? Is there another router thats more reliable? Is there a software/firmware fix? Does anyone else has this problem? Should I turn off the wireless portion of it when I am not using it ( its encypted).
What about using a passthrough or splitter, main computer directly to the cable modem and then run the other computers through the router…like not using the router for the main computer? Is this possible? Your thoughts/comments?
Thanks in advance