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Internet problems with WRT54G v8

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by glimn, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. glimn

    glimn Guest


    I have a Linksys WRT56G v8 router that I bought about 8 months ago. A couple months ago, I decided I wanted to load DD-WRT onto it. I ended up semi-bricking the router, but with hours of work and many internet tutorials, I was able to bring it back from the dead using TFTP. Now, however, although I'm able to access the dd-wrt web interface, I cannot use the router to access the internet. When I plug it in, the power light, WLAN light, and light for whichever ethernet port I'm using come on, but not the Internet nor DMZ lights. The strange thing is, if I have an ethernet cable connected to the Internet port, the Internet light will briefly come on when I plug in the router, but then goes off.

    I'm in a college dorm right now, so I don't actually have the modem in the room -- we just plug devices directly into the wall.

    Any thoughts about the cause of this? Is it possible that that aspect of the router is just broken? I've also tried reverting the firmware back to the original Linksys stuff, but when I try from the dd-wrt interface it says "Upgrade (or is it Update?) Failed."
  2. vg30

    vg30 LI Guru Member

    naw your router isn't broke at all, it's either not setup right to connect to the network you are trying to use or the firmware is jacked up. I would start with how you have it connected. If you need DMZ then you may want to make sure that its not disabled. in the control pannel check out NAT / QoS and you will see a DMZ tab from there.

    Your lights however are correct for how its setup. However i have the same router but no Internet light. It says Internet on the router and its next to the Ethernet lights. I do have a wirless-g light but thats only on when i'm connecting to it wirelessly.

    if its connected right and still not working then make sure you have the most recent firmware out there. i have a wrt56g v8 and my firmware is DD-WRT v24 RC-6 (01/02/08) micro.

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