my bfsr41 v3 4port wont work :(

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by gant, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. gant

    gant Network Guru Member

    for 2wks my BEFSR41 v3 4port wired router was working fine, then one day it just crapped out, both comptuers work directly hardwired but when they are hooked up to the router none will connect to the internet at all.

    all the lights on the actual modem are on.
  2. gant

    gant Network Guru Member

    wow hello?!???
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    so you cant get internet through the router. is the power light flashing.

    an you access the web interface of the router.

    did you try a 30sec reset.

    did unplug it and plug it back in.
  4. gant

    gant Network Guru Member

    everything on the router is flashing, PLUGGED IT IN AND OUT multiple times, and restarting computer i think the router just bunked out :/
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  6. gant

    gant Network Guru Member

    power light is STEADY does not flash at all, held the reset button down for 30 seconds still wont connect, so then i just hardwire to my computer strait to modem works instantly and connects.

    all the lights on the model are on, all the lights on the router are on and steady

    why isnt it connecting? i think its a bunk router :?
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    idd you try to relfash the firmware
  8. fedup401

    fedup401 Addicted to LI Member

    ok i just figured out how to do this because this morning i had the same problem and linksys tech support was no help so i went online and started searching and this is what i found ...
    also if you do not know how to set up a static ip here are step by step directions..btw i do not want you to think i am talking down to you i just thought that since this morning i didn't even know what a static ip address was maybe i should include that.
    To set one:
    1. Go to your Control Panel within Windows.
    2. Go to Network Connections.
    3. Find a connection (usually called Local Area Connection).
    4. Right-click that connection, and left click properties.
    5. Click TCP/IP and Click the Properties button below it.
    6. Make sure to select the options to set addresses manually.

    The addresses that you need for this project depend on the router. Most likely an IP address of, subnet mask of, a default gateway of, and the same for Primary WINS server should work for you.
    So you have set a static IP address on the computer, e.g. with subnet mask

    If yes, then wire the computer to a numbered port of the router. Open a command prompt window and enter "ping -t". It will ping the router continuously. Leave it running. Now press the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. What the lights to verify that the router is really resetting. Then power down the router. Wait a moment and plug it back in.

    While doing this always check the ping output. Do you see any responses at any time?

    If you don't see any responses ever neither during or after reset nor during power up then the router is dead.

    If you see some responses during power up there is still a small chance. The blinking power light may be due to a bad firmware on the router. During booting the router before the router loads the actual firmware file it waits a few seconds and is responsive on During this time you may be able to start a tftp firmware upload to the router.

    Of course, timing is crucial here. It may now work the first time you try because you have missed the right moment. Keep the ping running. Prepare everything for the tftp upload so that you only to press the upload button to start the process. Power down the router. Then power it up. Watch the pings carefully. The moment you see a response, start the tftp upgrade process.

    Again, timing is crucial. You may have to try this a couple of times. If it works and you get the correct firmware file uploaded your router should boot the new firmware and work as usual.

    If you are not able to get the firmware uploaded with tftp then there is nothing you can do. Your router is bricked. Kudos! Thanks!
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