WRT54GS stopped working

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by IndicaSativa, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. IndicaSativa

    IndicaSativa Network Guru Member

    Okay, this is really weird. Lately I have been having trouble connecting to the internet with my WRT54GS router, but only having troubles connecting wireless from my computer to my sisters computer. The router is on my sisters computer. I had been fooling with settings and firmwares such as satori, hyper wrt and so on, and I thought i had figured out the problem, by changing things like beacon level and so on. Everything had been working fine for about 3 days now and when i came home from work today, i found that neither my computer nor my sisters (which is connected WITH a wire) could connect to the internet. I cannot even get into the firmware setup! I have been trying all of the cords making sure everything is connected but nothing is helping. I am currently directly connected to the modem to be able to post this! the router lights come on, the power, Wlan and when my sisters computer is plugged into it the port light will show up for the corresponding port but that's all the router will do! I cannot even try installing different firmware!! oh, it is a version 2 WRT54GS.
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    is the power light blinking.

    i am sure that you that you have unpluged the router and pluged it in.

    and did you try the reset button on the back of the router??
  3. IndicaSativa

    IndicaSativa Network Guru Member

    I forgot the reset button. I will give that a try right now. And no, the power light is not blinking it is on consistantly. The Wlan light is flashing though.
  4. IndicaSativa

    IndicaSativa Network Guru Member

    Ok good news, the router is working again after pressing the reset button. I immediately installed DD-WRT over my Satori 4. Any ideas on what would have made the router stop working like that?? Possibly anything to do with Satori?
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well if the router has been stable and just stops working could be maybe heavy load, a power surge, maybe someone got in the router and messed with some settings. did you change the routers defult password from admin to another password??

    is your wlan or wireless secure do you have wep or wpa running.
  6. IndicaSativa

    IndicaSativa Network Guru Member

    It happened again today. I had to hit the reset button AGAIN. yes the passwords have been changed. I disabled WEP and was only using a MAC filter to allow only the wireless card access. WEP slows my connection (when it's connecting). I don't know what is up with my router. . . Ive only had it for a couple of months and its seeming to not work.... any body know why it's doing this? I really don't want to have to reset the damn thing every day.
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    MAC address filtering is no security at all, since the MAC Address is visable. You really should have WEP at least. WPA-PSK using WPA or WPA2 would be better, Are you enabling SSID broadcast? Disabling it adds no security, so enable it at add some form of encryption.
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