I recently brought a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router/4-Port Switch and a Linksys WUSB54G Wireless USB Network Adapter from OCUK. I installed it with a few hickups but it is working. Internet surfing and downloading is fine and both work at full 2mb speeds. I did a speed test and I was getting my full 2mb NTL BB speed so I seem to be getting enough juice to my PC. But when it coems to online games I get constant hanging/freezeing on games like BF1942 , Far Cry and HL2 and the only solution is a restart. One thing to note is that when the games freze I can still here my buddies talking on TS. I have played these 3 games in SP are they work perfectly well its just they crash in MP. I have tried these games on my parents PC which has a wired connection and goes through the router and all is fine.
I havn't changed any settings in the router setup apart from upgrading the firmware to v3.03.1 as the default drivers were causing crashing so I thought latest drivers mind solve it but it did not.I have 128bit WEP on. When it came to installing the USB network adapter I plugged it in and it came up with a box saying this driver has not passed XP something or other and I pressed install (it said this would pop up in the manual but the drivers were ok). I thought it might be a problem with the drivers so I DL the newest ones abut it still crashes.
I have tried disabling Wireless Zero Config but thats no help and I have also turned off WEP but it still crashes. I think it might be a prob with XP, but I really do not want to have to reformat, I thought it might be a router issue but the other CP plays online games fine. Do I need to change the settings in the router setup somewhere or is it a problem with my PC?
7th May 2005
Step 1 - Disconnect all wires from the wireless adapter and the PC Step 2 - Collect some wood from the nearest forest -Start with small twigs (medium sized twigs are acceptable) -Have some additional wood handy Step 3 - Light the small twigs Step 4 - Gradually add larger pieces of wood as the fire grows Step 5 - Take your wireless adapter and immerse it in oil Step 6 - Strap several cans of opened deodorant to the adapter Step 7 - Project the adapter in the general direction of the fire. Step 8 - Fire in the hole! Step 9 - Consult your nearest 100mbps Internet Service Provider.
2nd October 2003
A router won't cause a game to crash so I doubt that's your problem. I've never heard of a network interface causing a game to crash either tho :clueless:
It sounds like you have a very unusual software problem. I can't help, but I wish you luck. If you end up getting another card, get a PCI one.
Ok, I forwarded all ports and it worked fine for about 20 mins then it hung and it keeps doing it now :bawl:
Slap leather, varmint!!!
7th October 2003
I have the identical LinkSys router, and have not had any problems like you describe. But, I do not attempt to game using the wirless portion, all my PCs are connected with a cable.
I DID have tremendous problems getting more than 1 wireless connection to work though. I had to turn off WEP and don't broadcast the SSID. I use just MAC authentication to keep unwanted computers out.
Fear the Bear
23rd February 2005
how many computers are connected to this router? (not physicaly) do you have windows xp sp2?
2 computes are connected. One using cables one using wireless. Wired PC has XP Home with SP2 and Wireless has XP Pro with SP2.