WRT54GS losing settings when unplugged

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by NyQuilKid, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. NyQuilKid

    NyQuilKid Network Guru Member

    Hi there:

    I have a client who has a WRT54GS; I am unaware at the moment which actually model version it is, but the latest firmware is 4.71.1, which I think makes it v.1.0 to v.4.0.

    Whenever the unit loses power, even for a few seconds (less than 10), all the settings are lost. Importing a saved CFG file does not restore settings; all have to be re-entered manually. The LAN ports work fine, but wireless is flaky except for the basic settings. I have reloaded the firmware once, but that didn't seem to do anything.

    Could a power surge have caused this issue? The client experiences frequent outages, so I suspect that may be the reason.


    [8F] The NyQuil Kid
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thread moved.

    Ok firstly why is the power failing? PSU faullty? do you have a surge protector? it the eletric in the house not to the correct standard?

    surges of any type can affect ALL electrical appliances. i would suggest the user resets his router first of all. I would also suggest not to use the backup config (this could be affecting the router as well)

    To reset the router, press the reset button for 30 seconds, and allow to reboot.

    login to the router and reset ALL settings by hand. this would only take a maximum of 15mins. but you will then know the settings are correct and installed from a new cfg, not a cfg that could possibly be flawed.

    dont forget every page has a "Save Settings" button than need each page to be saved.

    then monitor the routers activity. if power is disrupting the router, i would try to get the PSU changed. failing this then an electrian maybe needed to make sure the power supply to the building is correct.

    make sure ALL computer components have a surge protector on the main power supply, especially in areas where lightning strikes are common.
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