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WRT54G v7.0 - Brand New

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Black_Waltz, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Black_Waltz

    Black_Waltz LI Guru Member

    Bought this and a Linksys ADSL2 Modem recently along with 3 wireless USB thingbobs. I have a PS3, 2 PC's and laptops that I wanted connected wirelessly to the net so I thought that would be the best thing to do. However, setting up has become a bit of a nightmare.

    I decided to set up the router on the PS3 but the first thing I noticed was that it was telling us the Ethernet cable was not connected intermittently. Then we noticed that the front panel on the router was going dark. First the power then everything else. It seems to be happening on a 10 second cycle, with everything on and then the power supply light blinks on and off about 6 times before staying on for another 10 seconds.

    Now I know almost bugger all about networking and was following the instructions that came with the modem and router to the letter. Decided to troubleshoot using the net when checking the power supply, plug sockets, etc failed to throw up any soloutions. Does it seem that the firmware is already corrupted straight out of the box? Or could it be a power problem and if it is a firmware problem would updating it at the LInksys site work to fix it?

    It's fairly frustrating. Nice to find a good sized community to help - if not a little worrying. :-p
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Have you spoken to Linksys support?
    If you can exchange it, try getting a WRT54GL - a much more capable router.
  3. Black_Waltz

    Black_Waltz LI Guru Member

    Nah. If it comes to that I will probably return both the modem and router from where I got them and get a two-in-one. Just wanted to see if I could sort out this problem on my own and see whether it was a power issue or the firmware. Which is still a bit of a bugger since this is brand new.

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