befsr41 v2 occasionally hangs. why?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by racislo, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    I upgraded the befsr41 v2 firmware to 1.46.2 and my home network has been much more reliable. However, connectivity to the Internet still goes away from time to time. So far, I have been able to identify only one symptom. When connectivity dies the router will not respond to a request for login, ie, request for with Internet Explorer produces no response.

    My router is connected to a comcast cable modem.

    Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I had one of those new for about four years - and sold it on a couple of years ago... isn't it surprising it is still going without a firmware update for 3 years?

    The short-lived V3 was released in 2003!

    This model only has a 10Mbps half duplex WAN port which was fine for the internet at the time!
  3. jcfreitas

    jcfreitas Guest

    Unfortunately I experience the same behaviour. My home network is used for casual home work and some heavy duty net games from time to time. I coupled a WAP54G for wi-fi and all seems well on that side.

    I run FW 1.46.02, Aug 2004 - haven't seen any other upgrade for the BEFSR41 v2.

    I am now looking to alternative FW, but haven't yet commited to one...

  4. Ken72

    Ken72 Guest

    Hi all,

    Sorry for butting in :) but do any of you have a link to the 1.46.02 fw for the BEFSR41 v.2 ? I can't seem to find it in the downloads section here or at


  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    1.46.02 was an official release via their website, looks like it is still on their ftp site 362KB 16/08/2004

    but I can't see the release notes there (, and it not zipped with checksum etc so take care!

    There's another copy of this version and many others in

    I recall folk claimed that the best version was 1.44.2, maybe patching bugs slowed the router down?

    Linksys did keep supporting the V2 for 3 years after releasing it!
  6. Valnomien

    Valnomien LI Guru Member

    Indeed the best thing I could have ever done was downgrade to a more stable version and I am so happy I did. This is the version an official Linksys tech support representative emailed me...
    Firmware Version: 1.44.2, Dec 13 2002
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