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LINKSYS Router on the fritz...

By jrkocian ·
Greetings all!
I've got a LINKSYS BEFSR41 V2 that decided to stop working. It has worked on a Windows XP system for over a year w/no problems. It's connected through Roadrunner (cable) modem. Basically, the modem & ethernet card in the computer work fine )when directly connected); but when the ethernet cable gets conected to the WAN, and the other cable goes from port 1 (or 2,3,4) to the computer, the lights (100; Full/Col; Link/Acct) simply blink on & off. The computer then states: LAN2 disconnected followed by: acquiring address. back & forth every second or so; over & over!!I've tried different ethernet cables...powering on/off...??? What the heck happened here and how can it be fixed?/ Thanks in advance!

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by pierrejamme In reply to LINKSYS Router on the fri ...

You probably got hit by lightening.

At another location we were going through one every six months until we bought a UPS/Surge with Broadband connections on it. They were Coaxial to the Wireless Dish.
Do you have any kind of protection on this one? Even if you do lightening is going to go just about anywhere it wants, sad state of affairs. but then modems had the same problem.

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by wlbowers In reply to LINKSYS Router on the fri ...

Dito on the surge zap. Replace it. $50 pricewatch.com.


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by arcticwerewolf In reply to LINKSYS Router on the fri ...

Yeah, I agree. Lightening killed your router. Personally, I don't like Linksys. I prefer D-Link because their Tech Support is just awesome when you do need it.

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MAC Change?

by tuffygirl In reply to LINKSYS Router on the fri ...

Did your ISP make any changes? Can you connect to the internet on one PC but not others? If that is the case, it is possible that the ISP made a change that allows for only one device to be recognized (by MAC address). If that is the case, you can contact your ISP and have them change the MAC recognition to the router address. Just a thought about a possibility other than lightning.....

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