View Full Version : [ubuntu] WMP/WRT54g network issue

July 13th, 2008, 10:52 PM
When I first installed Ubuntu, I'd get heavy packet loss + high ping when doing things like running torrents or even downloading packages from the repositories. I updated the firmware on my router, and now I no longer get packet loss, but my ping still goes from 1-2ms to 500-600ms when doing things like downloading (or sometimes for no apparent reason at all).

I want to update the drivers for my WRT54g card. It's a RaLink RT2500 chip card, and I haven't been able to find instructions for updating the firmware or drivers. Anyone have any ideas?

note: I didn't have these problems in Windows. Trying to navigate to the WMP54G section of the linksys site now, though it's taking forever because of my ping problem.

July 15th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Are you sure it is a problem with the router? It could be with your wireless chipset in the computer, right?