anyone experience lack of internet browsing / connection capability after entering port ranges? I was cut off after entering in some numbers. I removed some and was able to get back on. I put one or two back in and got cut off again....so it must be the firmware. I asked Tim Higgins about it last week but haven't heard anything back yet.
i am running the 1.33 no problems on @home. i have port ranges forwarded as well 8000-8001 and 28000-28008, for various testing procedures [grin]. i didn't get mine from timhiggins.com, or practicallynetworked.com either, i went straight to the source, as i am a beta tester for them. from what the tech told me, this timhiggins guy is just releasing the new firmwares like they are some upgrade. THEY ARE NOT! this isn't AIM or ICQ people, if your router is working and you have all the functionality, why 'upgrade'? from what i know, the flash rom chip isn't monstrous, so each new version of the firmware has fixes for certain providers, [pppoe, ipsec, pptp, etc]. so in this case, newer isn't always better. i was running 1.15 until i needed ipsec with the 1.30. then i was sent 1.32 [no problems w/ that either]. any of the new firmware upgrades WILL ERASE YOUR SETTINGS! so do yourself the favor and write them down before doing any changes in versions.
He is not "just releasing the new firmwares like they are some upgrade".
He tells you on the page they are BETA and that Linksys provides no support for it. I need port ranges. There does seem to be bugs in connection problems. I will lose the ability to connect thru the router via dns. Sometimes I can't even ping the router gateway. A quick reset button push or unplug fixes it. One time I was able to ping the IP of a website but when I tried to ping the name or enter it in my browser, I couldn't connect/reach it.
i haven't had any problems so far with it. there is a version 1.33.1 coming out soon [that tim higgins fellow might even already have it]. once again, be forewarned that it will erase your current settings.