Question about Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b Wireless Router/Switch + WMP11 PCI Card (BEFW11S4 + WMP11)
Several times a week my router will not connect. The lights flash on the router and the internet light flashes on the dsl modem but it will not connect. The only way I can get the router to work is to hook the dsl ethernet cable directly to the computer.. verify I am in the internet, then quickly pull the feed from the modem to the computer and plug it in to the router and plug the output of the router into the computer. Linksys BEFW11s4 router and Speedstream 5100 dsl modem.. The dsl modem works reliably when connected directly to the computer.
The problem can be caused, because of two reasons, one the router profile on the computer has got corrupted and second the router itself. Have you tried resetting the router to factory defaults.. Caution: all wireless security settings and user name and passwords would go back to factory defaults.
1.Disconnect all cable from the back of the router.
2. Shut down your computer and the DSL box
3.Press the reset button, using a paper clip at the back of the router.Keep it pressed for 5 seconds
4. Disconnect the power cord to the router
5. Switch on the Dsl box, wait for the lights to stablize
6. Reconnect the interenet cable and the power cable to the router and power it on.
7 Let the lights stabalise on the router and power on the computer.
Check if that resolves the problem, if not we might need to update the router.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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