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WRT54G v5.0 power blinking problem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by messmess, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. messmess

    messmess LI Guru Member

    HI, I have some problem..

    Here is the situation.

    i have linksys WRT54G v5.0. I have the newest firmware. The problem is that the router sometimes work fine i get the dinamyc address from him to my computer as i set up for example, but after some time lets say 2-3 hours sometime 1 day the router gives me some strange dinamic address like 169.154.xxx.xx and i cannot connect the router any more and the powert led is blinking all the time, so i have to switch off from power supply for some time and then connect it again; and after some time it happens again..

    any suggestion, is the router finished???, am i hacked??
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    FYI - The 169.254.. address your PC gets is not from the router - it is Windows that assigns that address as it cannot get an address from a DHCP server.

    Are you playing games or running torrents? If so, you may be overloading the router's connections. Stop some of it, and see if the problem persists.

    Another thing to try may be:

    Hard reset the router to defaults.
    Then soft reset the router to defaults from within the web interface.
    Then reload the firmware.
    Then soft reset to defaults again from within the web interface.
    Then configure to your liking.
  3. messmess

    messmess LI Guru Member

    Ok but that is not the main problem. I also try to assaign with static IP, and after some time working for a moment i lost the connection and after 5 seconds it repare. After that i cannot access the router with it proper IP i set, so i must restart from power supply, the thing is that i didn't download from torret or anything else there is only 1 PC connected and nothing else. The router was working fine previous with the same cofiguration. I used cabel intenert as WAN and 1 PC directly connected and 1 PC wireless. i was using WEP, i must clone the ip from the cabel modem. It was working fine for 3-4 months and suddenly start to make problems, now I installed the newest firmaware but the problem still exist. I made hard reset the problem remains... i dont know what to try else..??? cabels, power supply cabel?? wireless antenns?? the lad from Cisco system is lighting is it ok??

    any other suggestion ??
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

  5. HelpTech

    HelpTech Guest

    Hi! if your router's powerlight is blinking, that means to say that you're having problems with the router's firmware. since you mentioned that you're computer is getting an invalid IP address which is 169.254.x.x, that means to say that the router is unable to give your computer an IP address. try these steps.

    1. reset the router while its on for 30 seconds.
    2. turn it off for 30 seconds, then turn it back on
    3. if you computer is still getting 169.254.x.x. set a static IP on the computer (
    4. try to ping the router. go to the command prompt and type ping see if you'll get a reply, if not, then your router may have gone bad. if its still under warranty then call linksys for replacement.
    5. if you're still able to ping the router and you're unable to access the router's setup page then you can download the firmware from linksys' website and upload it using tftp.

    let me know if it worked.

  6. messmess

    messmess LI Guru Member

    I understand everything you said, but the problem is pretty different..

    The problem i have is not constant, but its various and random.after i restart the router it works for some time, and after that it block(power led start blinking all the time or the router doesn't respond at all),...

  7. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    Firmware update

    You have to update firmware this way or another (through tftp or administrative page)

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