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Linksys Wireless G Router Issue - Must constantly reset

by Delsol9999 / November 29, 2008 6:17 AM PST

I have an issue with either my Linksys Wireless G Router or my Motorola SBG900 Cable Modem. Several times per day, I experience wireless service connectivity issues in my condo on both a desktop and a laptop operating within the network. The indicator on my laptop shows that signal strength is still great but no connectivity to the internet (small yellow triangle over the wireless connection status in the task bar system tray)

At first, I would disconnect the power from both the modem and the router for 30 seconds in an effort to reset them. Recently, I have been reseting only the router using this power down method.

If I remember correctly, at my previous residence I had similar problems. I had the same router but a different modem of the same brand/model.

Do I need to replace the router, or am I reseting the router using an inappropriate method?

Any Ideas?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2008 10:39 AM PST

The firmware needs updating. This is one of the items we post in our forum sticky. Please do that first and supply make, model, revision and the firmware version in your posts so people can check your work and research if that combo of items has a known issue.

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Linksys Wireless G Router
by Delsol9999 / November 30, 2008 12:56 AM PST

Thank you.
How do you check the firmware of these two peices or hardware?

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whats a "sticky"
by Delsol9999 / November 30, 2008 1:01 AM PST

I am not familiar with a sticky or how to find them. Is that a sub section of the Forums?


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Linksys Firmware Issue
by Delsol9999 / November 30, 2008 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: whats a "sticky"

My Linksys Router is a WRT54G v5. The Firmware Version is v1.00.1. The modem is a Motorola Surfboard model SBG900.

Please let me know if more information is required and where I need to post this specific information. I appreciate the assistance.


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The forum sticky is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2008 7:30 AM PST
In reply to: Linksys Firmware Issue

The top post in this forum. For example you click on CNET forums: Wireless Internet" and the top post is "stuck" at the top to save answering the same questions (over and over.)

If you supplied the right make, model and version, Linksys gives me a version and date of 1.02.5 3/03/2008 at

There are BIG issues with this router when people run P2P applications. The latest firmware might help that.

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Same problem here
by kare76 / October 27, 2011 11:37 AM PDT

I have the same linksys router and I have to re-set it onstantly. Very frustrating!

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