Troubleshooting Linksys WRT54G Router

Every 2 weeks or so my internet would completely go out. However, my internal network was fine and I could ping other computers on the network and access shared files. Additionally, it looked like my DNS server was fine, I just couldn't get out to the internet.

I tried updating the Firmware on my Linksys WRT54G and it still failed.

The only thing that has solved my issue was changing it's firmware, I installed the Tomato Firmware for the Linksys Router and now it works fine.

Tomato Firmware Website

Look on the bottom side of your router to get the model number, mine was a WRT54G v2.2, before you install the firmware, make sure you have a compatible model.

To update the firmware, you can use the firmware updater inside of the Linksys router admin.

Keywords: Troubleshooting Linksys WRT54G, Tomato Firmware

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Posted on: Dec 9, 2008 12:56 pm

No problem bud, If I might also suggest another firmware try the free firmware of dd-wrt from


Posted on: Dec 9, 2008 9:58 am

Yes this solution helped great, thanks!


Posted on: Dec 8, 2008 9:14 pm

So im assuming this has worked well for you so far heh i uploaded it to my router a while back and im pleased with it thats why I gave it to u to use xD