Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

WRT54G keeps dropping internet

I have a WRT54G wireless router and it goes through periods where it constantly has to be reset cause it keeps dropping the internet connection. Once you do a power cycle it starts working right again. But sometimes goes out 5mins later.


I have the router hooked up to a Windows XP computer via an ethernet cable...and I have 1 Windows Vista laptop, 2 Android phones and a PS3 connected via wireless.


The PS3 is set up following these directions: (not sure if this is what's screwing it up)


"Step 1:
Open a web browsersuch as Internet Explorer.

Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].

Step 3:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Applications& Gaming thenclick DMZ.

Step 4:
Select Enable on DMZ and under DMZ Host IP Address enter the PlayStation®3's IP address.

- Try or Save Settings.

- This IP address will need to typed in manually during online setup on ps3. I think its the first address you enter (I think this is the game'sIP address).

- Use for thewireless router's IP address on your PS3.

Step 5:
Now, click Administration and Disable UPnP. Make sure you also disable UPnP on your ps3 online setup. Save Settings.

Step 6:
Click Status. Write down the DNS 1: dns number and DNS 2: dns number on a piece of paper. You will enter these for DNS 1 and DNS 2 numbers during online ps3 setup. NOTE: The IP address listed on the Status page for your wireless router is not used for any setup on your ps3. Remember, to get into ps3 online setup, you have to choose Manual during setup so you can enter these numbers.

Step 7:
The WP key crap and whatever during online setup should be skipped unless you specifically setup somekind of password for your wireless router when you installed it. I didn't and just left that part blank and skipped over it.

That should get your wireless router and game setup. If you're still stuck, drop me a message.

And, remember to do this setup after that:

Linksys has a great tech support at their site. Give it a try to fix your problem. I had a very similar problem and here's how I fixed it:

I have a ps3 and did all of the wireless and ps3 online setup for it using their site technical support. Doing that seemed to throw a monkey wrench into my internet connection a while after that. I just left all of my game settings in place and did this:

Logon on to your wireless router. To do this, you will probably go to by typing this address into your address box on your internet explorer. Logon. If you don't know how to logon, go to and follow the instructions in technical support.

Now, go to this web page and it will specifically get your computer that is connected with an ethernet cable to the router going:"

Posts: 2,613
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WRT54G keeps dropping internet

As in the case of the dropping connection you can even do the following steps --->


You have to upgrade the latest firmware on the Router which can be downloaded from the CISCO website (


Once you done with the upgrading of the Router then reset the Router and Reconfigure it.....Then open the setup page, change the MTU to 1400 from Auto...

As far as wireless is concern do the following settings:

For Channel Settings of 2.4 GHz you can make Channel Width to 20 MHz only and Channel to 6, 9, 11..

Under Advanced Wireless Settings change Beacon Interval to 75, Fragmentation Threshold to 2306, RTS Threshold to 2307...


Disable all the anti-virus and security centers...