I had two WRV200 fail on me during firmware upgrade

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Purvin, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Purvin

    Purvin LI Guru Member

    I had two WRV200 fail on me during firmware upgrade. Both started to upgrade and 1/2 way through failed when i got page could not be displayed and now nothing happens. No IP address is given even though lights turn green etc. This occured on two different network.

    Also I have it working in 2 other office and its very flakey, it locks up on the admin console so you can't access the admin page ( unless I reboot the router. I think this is the worst quality VPN router Linksys produces. I got VPN tunnel to work and its easy to setup but its not stable.
  2. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    The firmware upgrade requires to do a "back to factory settings reset".

    Did you do the hard reset (pressing the reset button for about 30 seconds), after uploading the new firmware?

    I've noticed, if loading router's config data from a file and the current LAN IP of the router and the new LAN IP are different, the router will stop responding after loading the config file. It is necesary to do a quick hardware reset in such a case. Because router web server is not responding from the new IP, and old IP, as well.

    Anyway's, I agree, selling those devices with an unstable firmware is a hard blow to the Linksys company reliabilty image.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Purvin, what firmware were you trying to load? Currently, alpha firmware 1.0.21 is getting thumbs up from a few of the posters we've chosen to beta test (power users). Currently, 1.0.20 is better than 1.0.12, but not as stable as 1.0.21. In case you haven't seen the the main WRV200 thread, 1.0.20 has stabilized 95% of the issues that weren't properly addressed in 1.0.12:


    We'll be posting 1.0.21 shortly when we get the word that it's a beta...

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the Web GUI relies heavily on java scripting afaik and some users will find their anti Virus and firewall/security programs will interfere witht he GUI's display. when upgrading any firmware with several changes, it is wise to reset the router to factory defaults, and make sure any firewall/antivirus software does not interfere with the upgrade proceedure.

    what firmware are you running now on the WRV200s?
  5. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    I had huge problems trying to use the web gui with one of my pc's. I resolved it after reading this thread: http://www.linksysinfo.org/portal/f...info.org/portal/forums/showthread.php?t=48999
    Post #6.

    Is your pc using an NForce chipset? After I disable that setting, I have had no more stability issues with the gui. I would like to know if the problem is a WRV200 issue or NForce driver issue. Toxic stated that he did not have the same issues as me using the same chipset and XP version (X64) so who knows.
  6. l4ncel0t

    l4ncel0t LI Guru Member

    Have you find a way to get your router back online ? Is it even possible ?
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I hope you told Linksys tech Support about this. you should be able to get an RMA done on these two units.
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