Modem and Ethernet 01 Ports dead after thunder storm

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mksm, May 13, 2006.

  1. mksm

    mksm LI Guru Member


    I have a WRT54G v1.0 router at my office. One night there was a big thunderstorm and a lightning hit a nearby building. Next day the Ethernet port 01 and the Internet modem port was not working. I've tested the other ports and all of them work.

    When i connect a network cable to any of the damaged ports, no LEDs light up and Windows reports network cable disconnected. I've tried flashing with newest Linksys firmware and right now i loaded "Hyperwrt_G_Thibor15c.bin". Both firmwares work but still no go for the ethernet ports.

    Any ideas on how to fix this? If there's a way to use the Internet port functionalities (PPPoE) with another eth port (2,3,4) then it would be awesome. I dont need all 4 eth ports anyway.


  2. mksm

    mksm LI Guru Member

    Seems like this is a tough one heh?

    Well, the main idea here is to make the Internet Port features work on another Ethernet Port so i can plug my adsl modem in port 2, 3 or 4 and use PPPoE.

    I'm not sure if the internet port has any hardware differences then the other ports.


  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the ethernet port has most likely been fried by a surge. there is no way flashing the device thibor15c or any other firmware for that matter. did you ahev any surge protection on the WRT54G? for PSU or ethernet?
  4. NolanWNET

    NolanWNET Network Guru Member

    looks like your ethernet cable built up some static from that lightnin and sent it to your router. That happened to me with a ethernet switch with a 100 meter cable run.

    I believe that with dd-wrt you can assign the WAN port to be a LAN port but I dont know if you could a LAN port as WAN. Otherwise you got yourself a AP.
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