Linksys WRT54GL Router Losing Bandwith/Speed

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TexasAggie97 - May 11, 2011 at 01:11 PM
 TexasAggie97 - May 12, 2011 at 07:50 AM
Hello,

I have a Linksys WRT54GL v. 1.1 that has been dropping connection speed (starts at 54mb, then drops to 48mbs, 36mbs, 28mbs, down to 1mbs) then disconnects, then reconnects at 54 mbs. After a short while, it will drop the speed again until it disconnects and reconnects again.

This is the third Linksys WRT54GL that has done this. The first one was 5 years old before it started doing this, the second was 2 months old, and now the replacement Linksys sent to me is doing this?

Does anyone know what is going on with my router? I am able to connect fine with the Cat5 cable, but wireless seems to be the problem. Even my phone(s) get disconnected from the wireless router.

Please help!

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
May 11, 2011 at 04:30 PM
You probably need to buy a wireless phone that uses another frequency band. It sounds like the two devices are using the same band.

Good Luck
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TexasAggie97 Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday May 11, 2011 Status Member Last seen May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011 at 06:00 PM
I don't think my phone is the issue. The first router went out after 2 years with the same phone nd the second router went out after 1 month with the old phone and 1 month with the new phone. Regardless, this problem is present even without my phone on WiFi or when I am out of the house with my phone....
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
May 11, 2011 at 06:23 PM
A cell phone is not the problem. A wireless phone connected to your home phone land-line can be a problem with interference.
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TexasAggie97 Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday May 11, 2011 Status Member Last seen May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Sorry, I misunderstood your response. I haven't own a landline/cordles phone in 5 years. That is why I thought you were replying about my cell phone. Maybe neighbors close by?:-)
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mancy Posts 124 Registration date Monday July 26, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 6, 2016 94
May 12, 2011 at 02:21 AM
If the driver is not installed properly, the Linksys router keeps on disconnecting frequently. You can solve this problem through simple steps. You have to go to Device Manager and check the drivers and then make sure that you install them properly. You may also face disconnection problems with Linksys router, if your computer is infected with viruses or malware.
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I will try the device manager and update the drivers. It is an old laptop but hasn't had any problems until February. Plus, my phone will get disconnected from the WiFi as well.

I ran a virus and malware scan and nothing came up.

Thanks for the suggestions....
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