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Jan 31, 2012

I seem to have an issue when with my new E2500 router Version 1 (upgraded to the new fireware - today to elimate issues with that).I had RCN installed a 50MB connection today.When I connect directly to the Modem, I get almost the 50MB of the server, see link from the speedtest. [URL]. However, when i plug the ethernet cable from my Cable Modem to my Wireless Router I get around 15-20MB. Here is an example:[URL]. I know speeds can vary, but if i unplugged and rest within seconds i get my expected 50MB.The cable modem is in the living room, right next to the Wireless Router. I am situated less than 2 metres from the devices when I get results and have full bars.I've tried varying the MTU on manual and also enabled it to adjust as required.

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Aug 25, 2011

My E2500 was working great for the past 3 months, and now it seems to be broken since I cannot access the internet anymore. I can connect to the router via wireless or wired at and play with all the settings. On the status page, I have entries for Internet IP Address, Default Gateway, DNS1, and DNS2 as though I was connected fine to my DSL modem.If I connect my computer to my DSL modem then I can access the internet perfectly fine, so I know the modem is working. However, if I connect the E2500 to the modem, and then my macbook to the E2500 then I cannot access anything other than the router config pages. I have also tried, from the router admin page, to ping "" and "" to no avail.
I have tried without success:

1. Renewing IP address from the router status page.

2. Cycling the power on the modem.

3. Rebooting the router.

4. Unplugging the power from both the modem and the router for 10 minutes and reconnecting it.

5. Resetting the router by holding down the reset button for 30s.

6. Using a different computer.

7. Turning off the firewall.

8. Reinstalling the firmware (1.0.01 build 3  May 6, 2011)

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Aug 1, 2012

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Mar 20, 2012

My Linksys E2500 wireless router frequently interrupts the connection to my ISP. This happens about 2 times an hour. The connections is - due to the automatic reconnect feature - only interrupted for about 20-30 seconds, but is quite unnerving, as it causes downloads to stop, streams to freeze and website loading failures. The reason I know that the connection is interrupted completely is that my IP address changes every time it happens. I know the failure is not on my ISPs side, since the connection does not interrupt when I connect my PC directly to my DSL-Modem (Siemens C2-010-I). The router runs the newest available firmware (1.0.04 build 1 Dec 26, 2011)

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Due to the way I have my DSL and VOIP TA configured I need to be able to set the subnet mask in the Internet connection.  I am currently using  the  Static IP,  putting in an IP of 192.168.1.x  with the subnet of  when I try to do this it gives me an error saying that is reserved for the guest network.  I am not using the 33 at all ANYWHERE.  If I change the subnet to  it will save but I can't connect to the internet with it.   My router I just bought today is the E2500   I have an old Linksys WRT model that worked fine with this exact setup for several years before it crashed on me. 

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Dec 27, 2011

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Apr 16, 2013

I will be working from home half the time and am trying to get set up. So here it goes:
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Jan 22, 2012

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Dec 28, 2011

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