WRT54G Trouble

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by brightdog, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. brightdog

    brightdog Network Guru Member


    I've been a user of Linksys products for a long time and have been nothing but happy. However, I'm having trouble with my WRT54G v2 that doesn't make any sense to me. This starting happing two days ago out of the blue

    Here's the problem.

    The unit Powers on, I get a Power Light, WLAN light and random blinking Internet light. I get link lights for the two systems that I have plugged into the physical ports.

    However, I can't communicate with the WRT5G at all. Doesn't hand out any DHCP address, nor does it respond to a Ping from an internal system. The STRANGE part however, is that the two systems that a plugged into it CAN communicate with each other (after I assigned them fixed IP Addresses).

    So, it seems that the physical ports are ok, but for some reason I can't talk to the router itself. the same behavior was seen with the Wireless connection. I was able to see the wireless network and able to connect to it, but wasn't able to get an address (just like the hard wired ports).

    I've tried powering it off for over a hour. Tried holding down the RESET switch for 20 seconds, but still no love.

    Right now I've got my old BEFSR41 running in its place, but I want my wireless back!!!!

    Has anyone ever seen this before??? Any thoughts or ideas about how to resolve it?

    Thanks for your help!!!!
  2. Piro

    Piro Network Guru Member

    mine is similer problem, i think i got the wires right one ethernet wire goes from modem into router interner port, one wire from computer goes into on of the other four ports into the router but the thing is the router doesn't respond or anything....and on the modem it doesn't realise its connected to the router so when i try and go on the net it wont'! because it doesn't see that theres a router.... someone help...
  3. designwebs

    designwebs Network Guru Member

    Same Problem Here

    Same problem here.
  4. dexxem

    dexxem Guest

    and here
  5. ycho168

    ycho168 Network Guru Member

    what is the fixed ip address you assigned?
  6. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    To conform to Linksys factory defaults--and that will help you talk to a mis-behaved linksys router, set an ip address in your computer in the following range. . . through (anywhere in that range). Set a subnet mast of and set gateway and dns to address.

    This should never be necessary. Normally, if you get "no connectivity" then you should restart your computer, check your ethernet cables, or perform a hard reset of the linksys router.

    To perform a hard reset
    unplug the linksys power cable and hold down the reset button nonstop for 30 seconds and while still holding down the reset button nonstop, plug the power cable back in still holding down the reset button nonstop and continue to hold it nonstop for the next 10 seconds after you have reconnected the power cable with the other hand. yeah! It may take more than one try. This procedure usually takes me about 20 minutes or so.

    The need for this is, for me, because I have made some wild and crazy setting inside the linksys router that made it mad at me. A hard reset cures this, but then you need to set it up again as if it were new.

    Use a non-spellable password
    Use any SSID that is not "linksys"
    Use WPA+TKIP wireless security with a non-spellable password
    Use any channel that is not 6

    There ya go! Good as new!

    If you guys are having this sort of crash from downloading too many goodies from the Internet, then you might find a nice solution in the forums of hyperwrt.org ;)
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