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Router not working

By Siliconwombat ·
Linksys WAG54G Wireless ADSL gateway.

Had trouble with my wireless network connecting to the internet which eventually turned out to be a faulty telephone cable (my dog ate it!). While trying to resolve the problem tried many different things including updating the firmware in the router. Used the old adsl modem for connection. When I discovered the fault was not my equipment reconnected the router.

Problem is...
My computer cannot detect being attached to it!
Have tried with a known working patch lead and a different computer.

Question is...
What is likely to be the problem and how do I fix it. I think its quite possible that I uploaded the wrong firmware update, if so how do I reset it or connect to it to correct the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help

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well try the reset button

by CG IT In reply to Router not working

not sure what else you can do. if you can't get connectivity on any of the switch ports, your sorta out of luck there. the WAN port won't do you any good because the firewall is on by default and remote admin is off by default.

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Cheers!

by Siliconwombat In reply to well try the reset button

Im not sure exactly what the reset button does. Ive tried pushing it and it hasnt made any difference. I read somewhere that it often just 'reboots' it i.e just as if you turned power of and on again. Thanks though. I had a feeling the answer would be no hope.

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nope nadda thats not what you do

by CG IT In reply to Cheers!

turning off the power will not reset the router. you have to have the router powered on, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. That will reset the router to factory default settings.

The rest button is like a fail safe button. If you forget the password or configure something wrong and can't remember, you can reset the router to the factory defaults

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It did something

by Siliconwombat In reply to nope nadda thats not what ...

This did someething but i have a suspicion that im not gonna recover from this one as there is still no sign of a network connection. Just tried ping but no hope there either. Thanks for your help though.

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well see.......

by CG IT In reply to It did something

This is what you said you thought you did

quote "I think its quite possible that I uploaded the wrong firmware update, if so how do I reset it or connect to it to correct the problem."

If you really did that, and you tried the reset button and that didnt' work, and you have zero connectivity with the router [meaning that on your computer in the sys tray the network Icon say media disconnect or cable unpluged, there's not much you can do.

note: if you do have wired connectivity, then try setting your comp to the 192.168.1.1 subnet meaning linksys uses 192.168.1.1 as the router address, so you configure a static router on your comp to the router thus

comp address 192.168.1.101
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1 [linksys router]

once you do that, open up Internet Explorer or whatever browser and in the address bar type: 192.168.1.1 and press the go button. that will open up the linksys web access. default user name and password is admin.

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Start by checking NICs and cables

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Router not working

I assume the computer is connected to the modem/router via a network cable (as opposed to USB). If that's the case, then try a different network cable. If that doesn't work, then try a different NIC in the computer (e.g. insert a new or different PCI NIC).

I always start at the physical layer and work my way up.

Hope this helps. If not, it's good to confirm that these things are working and then attempt other more complicated solutions.

Jason

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Always have always will!

by Siliconwombat In reply to Start by checking NICs an ...

I learned very early on that "Plugs,Leads Switches" could solve most problems! But thanks for the reminder its never a bad thing. The one time it doesnt happen is when youve forgotten!

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Glad to hear it ...

by jasonhiner Moderator In reply to Always have always will!

Like you said, the one time you forget to do that is the time that you'll lose 30 minutes pulling your hair out before you discover that you just had a bad network cable.

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