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WAG54G dead?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by pentium_vi, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. pentium_vi

    pentium_vi Network Guru Member

    I had a very long disconnection and i tried to reboot the router by powering off.
    After the router had restarted the power led blinks red and cannot see the web interface of the router. Also the DSL and Wireless LED doesn't ligth up at all. The strange part is that the LAN port LED's are lighting up when the pc's are connected. They also aquire an IP address from the DHCP server but the power LED never stops to blink red. I want to mention here that the IP the wired PC's aquire is not from the range I had in the router (192.168.1.100 - 200) but from (192.168.1.5 and so on).
    Wireless is not working at all.

    I could realy use any help. I am desperate
     
  2. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    Almost sounds like the firmware is not correctly loading...
    before we get into what to do with that... try just performing a hard reset. (Hold the reset button on the back in for about 30 seconds)

    If that doesn't work try these steps...:
    http://www.linksysonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=43

    You first need to establish a connection to the Internet and download firmware for your router. To get online, bypass the router and plug directly into your Cable or DSL modem.

    1. Download the latest firmware upgrade for your router from http://www.linksys.com/download. Be sure to select the correct version number that matches your router. Look on the bottom of the router to verify the model and version (no version number means version 1.0).

    2. Click on Downloads for this Product. When the Downloads page loads, click on the Firmware button.

    3. Download the firmware Auto Upgrade Utility .exe file from this page.

    4. Before performing the upgrade, we recommend that you do the following:

    5. Assign your computer a static IP address. For more information, please see Article KB10934010 for information on setting up a static IP address in Windows.
    ·
    If using a 10/100 network adapter, change its speed to 10Mb, half duplex. Please see the instructions
    below on how to do this.
    ·
    Windows 95/98/ME
    At the Windows desktop, click on Start then choose Settings and click on Control Panel.

    1. Double click the Network icon. This will bring up the “Network Configuration†window.
    2. Locate and highlight the icon with the green logo for your network adapter and click Properties.
    3. This will display the network adapter's Properties
    4. Select the Advanced tab and click Connection Type (this may also appear as Media Type, Connection Speed, Mode, Link Speed, etc). The current Default value should be set to "Auto sense" or "Auto".
    5. Change the value of this option to 10Base−t, half duplex mode (usually the lowest possible option). The wording of this value may also vary, depending upon the make and model of the Network Adapter. Other possibilities include 10T half, 10Mb half duplex, 10Mbps half, etc.
    6. Once this has been changed, click OK to return to the Network configuration screen
    7. Click OK again and Windows will ask to restart your computer. Click “Yes†to restart.

    Windows 2000/XP
    Go to Start click on Run and type in control ncpa.cpl

    1. Double click on the Local Area Connection that controls your network card.
    2. Click Properties under Local Area connection status.
    3. Click the Configure button. Then, click on the Advanced Tab.
    4. Click Connection Type (this may also appear as Media Type, Connection Speed, Mode, Link Speed, etc). The current default value should be set to "Auto sense" or "Auto".
    5. Change the value of this option to 10Base−t, half duplex mode (usually the lowest possible option). The wording of this value may also vary, depending upon the make and model of the Network Adapter. Other possibilities include 10T half, 10Mb half duplex, 10Mbps half, etc.
    6. Click OK after you made the change then click Close.

    Reloading the firmware
    First, hold the reset button located on the back of the router for 30 seconds.

    1. Next, to test communication between the Router and the network card: Go to Start, and select Run. Type in command and press (Enter). This will bring up the MS−DOS prompt window.

    2. Type ping 192.168.1.1 and press (Enter)

    3. You should get the following results: 4.
    Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data: ·
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 ·
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 ·
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 ·
    Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128 ·

    Once you get these replies, close out of the command prompt by typing in exit and pressing (Enter).

    1. Double click on the firmware file that you downloaded in Step 2. The “Firmware Upgrade Utility†will open.

    2. Click Next and type in the routers “IP Address†(192.168.1.1 is the default address of the router) and type in the “Router’s Password†(admin is the default password for the router).

    3. Once you confirm the settings (click Next), click Upgrade to start the firmware upgrade process. The upgrade will take about 1 to 2 minutes.

    4. Once the upgrade is complete, the router's Diag light (or Power light) should no longer be blinking.

    5. Note: Be sure to go back to your network card settings (from the steps above) and change the speed of the link back to “Auto sense†or “Auto†(the original default setting) to restore full speed to the adapter.
     
  3. pentium_vi

    pentium_vi Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your very fast reply but the Utility you told me to download is for WRT54G my router is WAG54G.
    The router pings, the utility sees the route but it says invalid image.
    Also the router don't reset by holding the reset button for 30 seconds.
     
  4. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    The utlitity is just TFTP...:

    TFP Howto:
    Firmware upgrades may erase all previous settings to your router's configuration. Before upgrading your firmware, make sure to record your settings.

    1. Unplug and disconnect all computers from the router except for one. This computer must be plugged into the router directly. There can be no other network activity (wired and wireless) on the router during the upgrade, so be sure to power off all other computers.

    2. Go to http://www.linksys.com/download

    3. Select the model number of the Linksys router you have. Make sure to select the correct router version as well, as firmware upgrades frequently vary by version. You can find your router version underneath your router after the model number. For example, “BEFW11S4 ver. 2â€.

    4. Click the Downloads for this Product button.

    5. Once you arrive on the download page, click the Firmware button.

    6. After the firmware page opens, click the link that says “Click here to download the latest firmware...†and download the firmware file to your computer.

    7. Once you download the firmware Zip file, unzip it. If you do not have an unzipping program, go to http://www.winzip.com and download WinZip, which will allow you to unzip the file.

    8. After unzipping the firmware files, one of them will be called TFTP.EXE. Double click on it.

    9. When the “Upgrade Firmware†window opens, you will have three prompts. The “Server†field is for the IP address of your router; by default this would be 192.168.1.1.

    10. Enter the routers password into the “Password†field; by default the password is admin.

    11. Browse for the file in the Firmware Upgrade utility program by clicking on the button next to file with the '…' symbol on it. Look for the file named 'code.bin' in the folder where the firmware files were extracted to.

    12. Highlight the code.bin file and click on the Open button to direct the TFTP loader program to put that file into the "File" box.

    13. The full path should be displayed [example: c:\linksys\code.bin].

    14. Click on the Upgrade button to begin the upgrade process.

    15. The upgrade should take about 1 minute, and you will be prompted after the upgrade is complete and successful.


    Make sure you have the correct firmware....
     
  5. pentium_vi

    pentium_vi Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your precious help. Everything worked fine.
     

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