BEFSR41 v4.2 Firmware keeps getting scrambled

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Spawne32, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Spawne32

    Spawne32 LI Guru Member

    Im not sure what is going on here...

    I bought this model linksys router a little over 2 weeks ago, 6 hours into its use, all the sudden i got disconnected (i was using a westell 2100 modem at the time) So thinking that it was the internet (i had been having problems with disconnects, and verizon told me it was possibly the modem and they would send a new one..) i went into the router control to check the status, much to my surprise.. i seen this....


    So i talked to linksys about it and they said it was possible the firmware was corrupted, i reinstalled the firmware and all was well for a day, when it occured again, so i immediately took the router back to best buy and exchanged it for another. I installed the new one, and started going again, about 2 days ago, the same thing occurred, with all the scrambled and jumbled numbers and letters, and it appeared that it was running two different connection types in the status window. I contacted linksys, and they told me to follow these steps, that by correcting these settings, i shouldnt have the problem anymore...

    Just follow these simple steps:
    1. Connect the PC to the port one of the router then restart it. (This PC should be the one that can get online if directly connected to the modem).
    2. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP).
    3. When "Internet Explorer" opens type » into the "Address" bar and click on Go.
    4. The log-in window will appear.
    5. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK.
    6. Click on the the MAC Address Clone sub tab and click on "Clone your PC's MAC" then save the settings.
    7. Go back to the "Basic Setup" tab and set the "Internet Connection Type" to PPPoE.
    8. Enter your username and password given by the Internet Service Provider.
    9. Look for the LAN IP which is
    10. Change the IP address to then save the settings.
    11. Shut down everything for 2 minutes.
    12. Power on. (Starting from the modem then the router and lastly your PC).

    now i havent had any problems but its only been a few hours, and i thought id get some feedback, also, im now hooked up to a new westell 6100 modem, is it possible that the old modem was bad and was somehow causing this problem? Even tho i dont see how the modem could cause the settings in the router to get screwed up.

  2. Spawne32

    Spawne32 LI Guru Member

    The same thing happened again tonight...and linksys had me reinstall the firmware on this new router(which was the exchange)...i dont know what is going on here?!?!
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