04-16-2012 05:58 AM
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
04-16-2012 06:16 PM
There are four (4) reasons why the wireless connection between your Linksys router and your devices such as computers, laptops is intermittent or is experiencing a dropping connection. These are:
• MTU Size
• Frequency interference from other wireless devices
• Low signal quality received from your wireless router
• Router’s firmware needs an upgrade
Frequent wireless disconnection can be resolved by doing the following:
i. Adjusting the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size
ii. Reducing Wireless Interference
iii. Customizing the Wireless Settings of the Router
iv. Updating the Firmware of the Router
Here is the link for resolving dropping wireless connections: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
As far as VPN connectivity is concern, when you launch Internet Explorer and you have configured your computer to automatically prompt you to start your VPN connection, you may receive an error message “Unable to establish a connection" upon clicking on Connect. This happens if Internet Explorer does not initialize the VPN connection. To resolve this issue, start a VPN session before you start Internet Explorer.
10-29-2012 02:20 AM
I have the same issue. changed MTU and router settings multiple times with customer service but still experiencing the same problem. My 3 yr old dlink router is performing better than this. I also not recommend this product, total waste of money
10-29-2012 06:09 AM
Give it one more try reset the router(30sec), wait for the power light to stay solid before configuring it this time use the local access feature. Links below will guide you. Btw, for the wireless channel, do not use auto. Select specific channel frequencies among the selections.
Switching from the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account interface to local access
Accessing the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router user interface using the local access link
10-29-2012 09:02 PM
I have done this and it did not help at all, I even upgraded my firmware to the slow and painful cloud firmware but it did not help as well. To make matter worst, I am connected to the router using WIRED LAN and still experiencing this connectivity issue.
If I open continous ping to both google and the router (192.168.1.1), I could see a lot of timeout in both screens.
My million dollar question is... why I am experiening this data loss in both Wired and Wireless devices? I did not have this issue with my old DLINK router. The only problem I had on that old router is signal is weak in the other bedroom that I need to use extender, looks like I would go back and use the old router again. I would prefer using an extender instead of using this linksys router which has unrealiable connection.
10-29-2012 09:23 PM
To isolate the concern, connect your computer straight to the modem and check the internet connection that way. Do a continous ping when connected to the modem directly. Check the results. If it would give you timeouts, then you need to call your ISP. The router would be dependent to the connection of the modem when it comes to internet. If the modem drops then the router would drop too.
10-29-2012 11:12 PM
Either you don't know what you are saying or I did not make myself clear enough.
(1) ping www.google.com -t
(2) ping 192.168.1.1 -t
Both are getting massive timeout.
(1) This is the internet connection, if there is a problem with my ISP or modem this will timeout
(2) This is my router connection, regardless if I have internet or not, I should always maintain this connection.
Moreover, I mentioned that my old DLINK router is not having this issue. I am thinking that this would imply that my internet connection is fine.
10-30-2012 01:43 AM
I believe what earthmyrll120288 was trying to say is to make sure that there is no issues when your computer was connected to the modem. If not and if you're still having issues with the router(even after updating the firmware and resetting) then that means that there's something wrong with that router and you can perhaps have it returned and replaced.
06-19-2013 09:58 AM
I bought 2 routers recently and am emfrentando the same problem friends. I've done all of the recommendations here have been trying to solve the problem and identified that the problem is in the router actually.
I think it is the best CISCO Linksys or to honor your name in merdado and solve this problem or the other will have a leading provider of residential market will not be the linksys.
CISCO (LINKSYS) CORRIGAM 300 DOLLARS SPENT THE PROBLEM TO SOLVE A PROBLEM AND WORST able.
12-10-2013 06:03 AM
I thought mixing a Linksys Router (EA3500) with a Cisco Wifi USB adapter (AE2500) would resolve all my Wifi complications.
Actually it got worse than ever!!!
I tried everything posted in this forum. Even removing protective cover on the USB adapter (AE2500).
I tried with a 3Com USB adapter which is close to 7-8 years old and it works better than AE2500.
My old d-Link router was doing better than this. It's bad that it died a week ago. I was angry back then, but I'm angrier now that I've spent a hundred buck on this sh** and it's not even performing well...
Cisco really killed Linksys product line. It was a great product before Cisco bought them.
Anyhow, I need this wifi to work. any other ideas than conventionnal stuff from Cisco's Q&A?