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rharse
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-17-2007

WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

Over the past few weeks, my WRT54G (which I've had for about 18 months) has been resetting itself by changing the SSID name back to the default "linksys" and losing wireless security. I have updated the firmware.

Any ideas of what is going on here?

Thanks.
Sriraj
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎04-28-2007

Re: WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

The recurring Issues with the Router could be fixed possibly
 
by reflashing the Firmware on the Router. We could also try
 
" to soft reset " the Router and get it configured . . .
 
Kindly let us know the Hardware version of your Router, and the
 
Firmware Version that the Router has been updated with .
 
Will Definitely let you know of the Possibilities . . .
 
Also need you have to check whether the Power LED on the
 
Router is lit up as Solid Green rather than a Flashing one.
 
Normally, these inconveniences occur after events like a
 
Power surge or an outage.
 
Let me know ....
 
 
REGARDS,
 
shriraj - the boss . . .
 
 
 
toomanydonuts
Posts: 6,365
Registered: ‎09-16-2006

Re: WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

After a firmware upgrade, you must reset the router to factory defaults, then setup the router again from scratch.  If you saved a router configuration file, DO NOT use it.
 
Routers seem to be sensitive to electrical surges and noise. This can cause them to loose their settings. You should keep your router plugged into a high quality surge suppressor with EMI/RFI filtering, such as the Belkin SurgeMaster Gold Series. A surge suppressor alone is not enough because surge suppression does not start until the voltage exceeds 330 volts. Alternatively, most UPS devices have both surge suppression and EMI/RFI filtering.

If this does not prevent your router from "forgetting" its settings, then the router is malfunctioning, and it should be replaced. A router that forgets its settings is not secure.
rharse
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-17-2007

Re: WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

Sriraj and toomanydonuts, Thanks, I'll try both of these. I've been traveling so have not had time to take care of this yet. Rich
rharse
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-17-2007

Re: WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

I'm also looking at other linksys routers. Any suggestions?
bobzinga
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-09-2010

Re: WRT54G keeps resetting the SSID name and wireless security

hi there,

i did all you suggested, it is still resetting itself as linksys with no security.  This started after i did the firmware upgrade to version 1.02.8.

 

I wonder if I need to roll it back.