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First experience with WRT54G (A bad one)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by thedogcow, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. thedogcow

    thedogcow Network Guru Member

    My lovely WRT54G v2.2 arriced today, I was very excited. Did the basic setup of setting to pppoe and entering username and password and it worked great! Left it at that to make sure it was all good while I went out. Returned home 4 hours later and the power light is blinking and it is totally bricked! Tried all the non invasive (or warranty friendly) recovery methods but nothing... WTF??? If I had used a custom firmware I could understand this or if i had changed hundreds of settings but this is just discraceful! Now I have t RMA it to the place I bought it (online) at my own expense, and they threaten that if it is because of a bad firmware upgrade (which I haven't done) they will charge me AU$35. This sucks big time...

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  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    sometimes electronics die like that usually they'll either die within the first 3 months or after several years...
    sometimes you'll get something good out of the box and it'll die a couple hours later, not much you can do, if you want free returns buy retail, i'm pretty sure Linksys wouldn't charge you for a bad flash if you RMA directly with them...
     
  3. thedogcow

    thedogcow Network Guru Member

    I doubt they will find me at fault, afterall, i only had it for 5 hours lol. If I had bought retail I would've been charged around AU$30 more plus in australia linksys is not a brand that is stocked as much as others, so online was about the only way to go! As far as I can tell, I return it to the online store and they rma it to the supplier so it is not really them checking if it had been fiddled with.
     
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    Linksys doesn't say anything about charging for bad flashes, they can't charge you for breaking your router by doing what they tell you to do...
     
  5. thedogcow

    thedogcow Network Guru Member

    From warcom.com.au (the shop i bought it from)

     
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    well you wouldn't be loading the wrong firmware and it sounds like they try to fix it onsite...
     

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