BEFW11S4 V4 Dead - Needing help

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wa0zog, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. wa0zog

    wa0zog Guest

    This may be a long shot, but we'll see if anyone has any ideas I haven't tried yet....I'm hoping.

    I've got (obviously) a BEFW11S4 V4 that's decided to go brain-dead on me. I loaned it to a friend to use for a short time. I was able to access the web interface when it returned, at the normal IP of, with the default password, but things just didn't seem right. I can't remember what firmware was on it, but I seem to remember her mentioning that she'd flashed it to the most current available version. At any rate, I reset it, and now the power light will do nothing but blink...and blink...and, well, you get the idea. No Wireless-B indication, and nothing else appears like it will work even if you manually set IP addresses. I do know that the DHCP server is nonfunctional, as it won't hand out an IP address to an attached machine, so it may not be getting that far in the boot process. I also know that it's not even getting far enough that I can ping it at all. I've tested this by manually setting the IP on the attached machine and not only tried unsuccessfully to ping it, but also tried unsuccessfully to re-flash the firmware both to what I believe is the currently installed version and a previous one (though I didn't expect that to work since I couldn't ping the router anyway). This is one of those times it would be interesting to know what happens in what order in the boot process of these devices with the firmware versions provided. I've left it unplugged for as long as 36 hours and tried reconnecting it with no change, and tried pushing the reset button for as long as 60 seconds both with power applied and without, but no changes have been noted.

    Anyone got any other suggestions? I'm at a loss here, and would ultimately like to use this as a wireless bridge in another room, connecting it with my WAP54G in the basement (I've got a printer with a hardwired ethernet connection and a workstation in that room, and it would be so much more convenient than purchasing two wireless adapters).

    Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!
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