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WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mbandrew, Jun 12, 2009.

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  1. mbandrew

    mbandrew Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2009
    I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

    The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

    When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup ( from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

    I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    First things we normally recommend are:
    Download the latest firmware for your router.
    Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    If installing new firmware, then resetting to factory defaults and reconfiguring doesn't do it, it may be dying.

    I'm assuming that you connected to the modem directly for long enough to assure yourself that it's indeed the router and not the modem or ISP?
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