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Linksys WRT45G Crashes On Certain Websites.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by B-Subs-Me, Sep 27, 2008.

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  1. B-Subs-Me

    B-Subs-Me Thread Starter

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    I have a Linksys WRT45G router. Whenever I use IE, or browse CERTAIN WEBSITES, it crashes. Some websites crash it faster than others, it's really weird. Here's a list of the websites that crash it:
    bestbuy.com
    facebook.com
    icanhascheezburger.com
    yahoomail.com-clicking on inbox is an INSTANT crash. I can wait till the network comes back up again and click on it all day long, and it will always INSTANTLY crash my wireless connection.

    I've showed a few people I know and they have no clue what it could be. I've pretty extensively searched the internet and haven't found another person with my problem.

    When I game online, any IM program, or voip program, it works fine all day long.
     
  2. speed_hog

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    Dude I just went to the site you have linked pandora.com WOW totally awesome way cool thank you very much:) :)

    And now to your problem is this what you are referring to?
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Linksys_WRT54G_V1.jpg
    or is it possibly your wireless card in the back of your PC?
    if it's the router it will probably power cycle or something obvious?
    Is that happening?
    I have the same router and do not use the wireless feature, and have not heard of this before now.
    Have you tried using a LAN cable to see if it still crashes your router?
     
  3. B-Subs-Me

    B-Subs-Me Thread Starter

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    Yes, that's my router (it looks slightly different). I have a wireless adapter in the back of my pc, yes which is in a different room.
    A) I Can't run cables in here, and
    B) It's a wireless router; I don't think wires can be run to and from it.

    At LAN parties, someone plugs something in to the back of my computer and BAM. I have fast, flawless internet. I don't do it so I don't know what he plugged in or whatever, all I know is that he had a linksys wired router, so yes, the websites work when I'm wired.

    The odd thing is that IE is the only thing that crashes me. It makes no sense.
     
  4. speed_hog

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    Is the router that I showed you a picture of power cycling?????
    and the device that is in the back of your PC, IS NOT called a router...

    This is whats in the back of your PC;
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...cd=1&q=wireless+network+card+pictures&spell=1
    ****Note the name of the device...
    wireless network card
    that is probably what is giving you grief NOT the Router it self.

    *Why not use a different browser, Firefox or Opera are much better. and they have a bazillion extensions to tweak them :)
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Some things you can try here.

    1. For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
    2. For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
    3. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
    4. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

    Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.
     
  6. B-Subs-Me

    B-Subs-Me Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help. Yes, I have a PCI adapter in the pack of my PC. The router's a few rooms down, but it works fine for most everything besides browsing the internet, which is why this problem doesn't make much sense.

    JohnWill - Will do (when I get around to it)

    Thanks for the help.

    I use safari (speed_hog)
     
  7. speed_hog

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    Ok you left that out you said:
    if certain browsers work and certain ones don't... that would make me think it is a browser problem not a router problem...

    *If I can open TWO different browsers (IE and Safari) at the same time and go to the same site and one works and one doesn't it is not a router issue...
    It is a problem with the settings in that browser...

    If you don't know how to set up the browser to work use the one that works :)
     
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