Hello everyone & how I revived my BEFSR41v3

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by GregUK, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. GregUK

    GregUK Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone, it's my first post since joining although I've browsed the forum quite a few times and got a lot of help by reading the posts.

    I don't know whether anyone else has tried this but here goes. I bought a non-working BEFSR41v3 the other day. All the lights were working normally but there was no response when I tried to login to the admin interface on Neither was it responding to pings even after numerous 30sec resets. With nothing to lose I decided to try shorting pins 15 and 16 on the boot chip using the procedure for the WRT54G. With my laptop connected via ethernet with a static IP address of I opened a command prompt and started pinging the router using 'ping -t'. I shorted pins 15 & 16 of the boot chip with a screwdriver blade and put the power plug in while watching the pings on the laptop. As the router powered up I saw replies to the pinging. I removed the short across the pins and the router continued to respond. Then I logged in to the admin page and flashed the router with firmware version 1.5.00. The router is now working normally.

    Perhaps it's already 'common knowledge', but I thought I'd mention it in case it helps somebody out of a jam. Although you try it at your own risk.

  2. Xenomorph

    Xenomorph Network Guru Member

    what exactly does that do? shorting the pins...
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