Totally jammed WRT54G v5 router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by aledevries, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. aledevries

    aledevries Guest

    I have a WRT54G v5 router that, after two years of successful operation and no change in settings, dropped connectivity on both wireless and wired connections - Windows simply says "limited or no connectivity". The client computer doesn't get an IP address, even though it's set up to get one through DHCP.

    I reset the router, unhooked it from the cable modem, and re-booted the pc in all possible orders, but nothing works. I've even tried a static IP address configuration (including gateway/dns settings) using the addresses that I remembered were set by DHCP when the setup was still working - but while that did seem to restore connectivity (because the Windows error message went away), I still was not able to get to the router's admin login page, let alone browse the web.

    When I bypass the router and plug the ethernet cable from the cable modem straight into my laptop, I get onto the internet just fine - so it really is a router issue.

    Because I cannot get any connection to the router, I can't login to the admin module to change settings or do a firmware upgrade - so it seems I've hit a dead end. To me, it seems the DHCP routine got screwed.

    Any suggestions on how to solve this? Or does this mean my router is fried and should be replaced?
  2. irootsk

    irootsk Addicted to LI Member

    Try 30-30-30 reset. Hold reset button for during whole process. So press reset and wait 30sec,than unplug power cord and wait 30sec and then plug the power cord back and and wait 30 sec.
    It will clear nvram. But you will lose all your settings from router.
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