Cisco WAG54G2 Router Problem

5 10 2010

When I got back from Aleppo to Damascus my Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL modem stopped working. The DSL LED was on, but I couldn’t get an internet connection. I looked in the router Log, and this is what I found:

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Restart adsl…

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Connecting PPPoE socket: 00:00:00:00:00:00 0000 0x81088

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Couldn’t get channel number: Unknown error 107

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Doing disconnect

I double and triple checked the settings but nothing changed. So I plugged in another router (Billion 7300G) and it worked instantly!

The problem really baffled me, as I was sure I had the same exact settings on both routers.

So, after some research and many hours spent on trying different settings and even Firmwares, I discovered a solution. I just flipped the Autodetect setting to Off, and set the VPI and VCI manually, and the problem just went away! My internet connection is now back to normal.

I hope this could help some users out there as it helped me.

My Firmware version is 1.00.19  Annex A. And my ISP is