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Right now my main problem is disconnects from the internet, i figure the problem causing all this is the amount of connections to my wireless router which happens to be Linksys WRT54GL v5.

the following are all connected to the one wireless router of course i had to get a network switch to put in all the ethernet connections.

i currently have four computers connected three of which are connected to the router by ethernet cable one and one connected by wireless, i also have a laptop thats also connected by wireless.

in addition i have a Wii, Xbox360 an ipod touch connected by wireless, and finally 2 kbox's(TV box) which are connected by ethernet cable

what would be the best solution to stop the disconnects to the internet? would setting up a network bridge do the trick? would i better better off getting a new router? if so which would be the best to get? any other solutions to be able to connect this number of connections?
post #2 of 13
Does it have the stock firmware or does it have a aftermarket firmware like DD-WRT?
I know with my WRT54GS, I had random disconnects with the stock firmware.
But when I flashed it with DD-WRT, I didn't have those problems anymore.

Another thing, are you torrenting at all etc?
post #3 of 13
are you running all of the devices at once? you would potentially see speed decreases, but dropping from the internet when you are hard wired in is a different issue.

routers should be able to handle as many hard wired slots as they have... obviously. perhaps check your cable modem or power cycle your router to reset it. after all, it is just a mini-server itself.
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i installed the "tomato" firmware on the router, and most if not all are being connected at once, there's no slow down when it comes to download/upload speed on my wireless connections, i doubt its the modem since when i was using the rogers modem the connection would drop at times, since switching ISP and getting a new modem it still drops the connection except more frequently although i do have more connections to the internet now then when i had rogers and the modem rogers gave me (webstar cant remember exact model) new modem happens to be a Motorola SB6120.
post #5 of 13
Is it a particular device that is disconnecting? If so it might be a faulty NIC. If it is the "wireless" devices, then you could try to log into your router's user interface and setting the Qos (quality of service) settings to the wireless MAC's, giving them the highest priority.This might help. GL
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it disconnects from both the wired and wireless losing internet on everything, sometimes only from my pc which is wireless but i attribute that to being my wireless adapters fault and low wireless signal.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
are you running all of the devices at once? you would potentially see speed decreases, but dropping from the internet when you are hard wired in is a different issue.

routers should be able to handle as many hard wired slots as they have... obviously. perhaps check your cable modem or power cycle your router to reset it. after all, it is just a mini-server itself.
No. Just no.

I had like 15-20 devices connected at my home, 5-8 of which are connected to my wireless bridge. So that defunks that theory.

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i installed the "tomato" firmware on the router, and most if not all are being connected at once, there's no slow down when it comes to download/upload speed on my wireless connections, i doubt its the modem since when i was using the rogers modem the connection would drop at times, since switching ISP and getting a new modem it still drops the connection except more frequently although i do have more connections to the internet now then when i had rogers and the modem rogers gave me (webstar cant remember exact model) new modem happens to be a Motorola SB6120.
Have you tried DD-WRT over Tomato? I have heard conflicted results with Tomato firmware.
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No. Just no.

I had like 15-20 devices connected at my home, 5-8 of which are connected to my wireless bridge. So that defunks that theory.



Have you tried DD-WRT over Tomato? I have heard conflicted results with Tomato firmware.
no i havent tried the DD-WRT firmware, do you have a link? would you recommend i revert to the default firmware of the router before trying the DD-WRT? anything in particular i should be careful of when changing firmwares?
post #9 of 13
multiple devices could slow the signal depending on if it is DSL or Cable... which I didnt see if the OP said he had. perhaps I missed it.

your personal experience is not indicative of all setups.
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post #10 of 13
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no i havent tried the DD-WRT firmware, do you have a link? would you recommend i revert to the default firmware of the router before trying the DD-WRT? anything in particular i should be careful of when changing firmwares?
There is no such thing as a WRT54GL V5.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

But I personally would revert back to stock firmware before flashing.
But anything to be careful of? I say read and reread the instructions & follow them word for word.
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