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Linksys BEFW11s4 ver.4 needs to be reset all the time.

by Fchild / October 12, 2004 9:55 PM PDT

I have a linksys BEFW22s4 ver.4 router with "latest greatest" firmware. I will be playing a game or surfing the internet and i'll be disconnected from the game server and the browsers will not be able to connect to the internet. All the computers on my home network will be disconnected from the internet. I don't get any kind of icon that tells me I'm disconnected like when I pull the cable out or something it just quits working. I then cycle power on my router and everything is back to normal.
I have called my isp and they tell me they don't support home networking yet they called me a few months ago and told me I would have to upgrade my firmware on my router.
I started noticing this soon after SP2 from windows xp. I have disabled the firwall in my OS. I have tweeked some of the security settings in my router and have not come up with any thing that works. I change one thing at a time and if it doesn't help I change it back. I went to Linksys and searched there online help and they tell me to clone the MAC address so I did that and upgrade firmware, I did that... I am stuck. Does anyone have any more ideas?

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Re: Linksys BEFW11s4 ver.4 needs to be reset all the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2004 11:17 PM PDT

The suggestions I can offer.

1. Put the router's power supply on a Uninterruptable Power Supply. They seem to be sensitive to power dips.

2. Connect directly and see if the dropout happens. Some ISPs are less than reliable.

3. Is this DSL? Double check those filters.

4. Try another make/model router.


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Re: Linksys BEFW11s4 ver.4 needs to be reset all the time.
by evadjm / October 14, 2004 8:59 AM PDT


Don't know if this will help but I had a BEFDSR41W Linksys model which worked well until I put the xbox thru it for xbox live and it caused all sorts of problems. Tweaked nearly everything until I got it to work but it would lose settings, or not let the pc or laptop on when the xbox was on or lose connection altogether. Found out that the modem/router was not compatible with games consoles, bought a USrobotics wireless modem/router which is compatible with the xbox and I now have peace reigning over my house as we can all connect at the same time....brilliant. sold the linksys on ebay.


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Re: Linksys BEFW11s4 ver.4 needs to be reset all the time.
by reillyj / November 15, 2004 5:54 AM PST

Did you ever get a solution to this problem? I'm experiencing the same thing -- LinkSys has replaced the hardware twice, and now we're trying previous software versions (pretty hookey!).

I'd like to buy another router, but the LinkSys WRT54GS seems to be the preferred product at the moment. I'd prefer not to reward LinkSys for my current crappy product by buying another of their products!

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Re: Linksys BEFW11s4 ver.4 needs to be reset all the time.
by IConsumer / November 17, 2004 4:57 PM PST

I too have run into the same problem.. if you look at it says there that the BEFW11S4 (v2) is incompatible.. though the linksys link there is unhelpful..
Needless to say this is pi**ing me off..i've posted to the Belkin support folks.. lets see if they have anything useful to say..
Also i cant quite tell if i have v4 or v2 .. coz v4 apparently works.. but you folks say it doesnt..

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