I HATE Linksys!

I’ve always had problems with Linksys products, don’t ask me why, but it’s true. The latest round is with the much-heralded WRT54G wireless access point/router. I’ve been having major issues with it, using the default Linksys firmware as well as Sveasoft’s Alchemy firmware when using BitTorrent and when transferring a large amount of files. Basically, the WRT54G would just shut off the Wireless connection, that or the file transfer would just stop. I was only using the WRT54G as a 802.11g wireless access point only, too. I can’t believe Linksys releases crap like this and get away with it.

I’ve since found that the free HyperWRT firmware does help a bit, but there’s still some issues of pausing when doing large transfers. But it’s tons better than the stuff from before. Also added the following to the Startup script (found on this LinksysInfo.org thread) :

echo 4096 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_ignore_bogus_error_responses
echo 512 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/neigh/default/gc_thresh1
echo 2048 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/neigh/default/gc_thresh2
echo 4096 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/neigh/default/gc_thresh3
echo “600 1800 120 60 120 120 10 60 30 120” > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_tcp_timeouts

I’m eagerly waiting to join a class action suit against Linksys and their faulty products…


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One Response to “I HATE Linksys!”

  1. discfree Says:

    Finally a blogger who can truly understand. I too have gone through 15 hours of tech support and numerous mysterious disconnections in an attempt to get their wireless media product to let me listen to my large mp3 collection. After $oftie made us upgrade to SP2, Linksys stopped working entirely on my system. When I called Tech Support they told me to uninstall SP2. Finally after $400 on crappy accessories and too much wasted time I finally just gave up. Let’s go to war against these guys. I’m with you.

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