my WAP54G works in US but not in NL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kropotkin, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Network Guru Member

    I purchased a WAP54G in the US last year, which I've extensively used there and it works fine. However, here in the Netherlands I can't get it to work. I have a 220V --> 12V adapter, but when I plug it in the Power (red) and Act (yellow) LEDs light up for several seconds but then gradually fade out. It can't be a 50/60 Hz issue, because it runs on DC -- or could it? What else could it be? I am most perplexed.
  2. sreevas

    sreevas Network Guru Member


    hai u should get a 220--->110 converter b,cos the device bought in US only work in 110 volts so get a 220 to 110 volt converter and it will work don't try to plug the device directly in to the power outlet it may lead the device to go bad try it out and post a reply.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Streevas is "on the money" with what he is telling you. I brought my WRV54G over from the states last year and had to buy 110/220 adapter (British Specs) so I can use it. It works fine now, so don't try and hotwire it with a straight 220v adapter or you'll blow something. Go to this link and they'll be able to send you a 110/220 adapter for your WAP also:

    It was about $40 last year, but the price may have dropped a little...

  4. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Network Guru Member

    sreevas, I don't you understood my original post; yes, I realize the power adapter that came with the router is 110V, which is why I tried using it with a 220V to 12V adapter. Why should it matter to the Linksys where the 12V comes from? 12V DC is 12V DC, no, whether it comes from 110V or 220V mains, a car cigarette lighter, or a solar panel, no? Or am I mistaken???
  5. srfrjo63

    srfrjo63 Network Guru Member

    Kropotkin, Is the polarity of the plug correct for the back of the router..if the plus and minus are reversed the lights may come on for a bit and then fade out.....if left hooked up like that for long it may destroy the router, unless it has a diode across the power input to drop the voltage enough to prevent it.
  6. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Realistically, Kropotkin, I think the answer to your question will be determined by whether or not the the WAP54G turns on and stays on :)

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