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.
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Re: Linksys routetr problem
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.
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Power - Solid
DSL - Solid
Internet - Solid or flashing quickly when data is being transferred.
Ethernet - Only on and flashing quickly if cable attached to it and an active device
Wifi - Solid or flashing with active data transfer
If it works sometimes ? when you unplug it then replugging it back in something is wrong with the modem / router or they might need to be reset . or firmware upgrade Reset linksy router b> One of the most common fixes for Internet connectivity often involves resetting the source of your Internet connection. If you have a DSL or cable Internet connection, you may use a Linksys router to get on the Internet. When you reset a Linksys router, you'll likely solve your connection problem.
Turn off the power to your computer's modem. Use the switch on your cable or DSL modem to disable it while you reset the Linksys router. Find the reset button your Linksys router. Most Linksys models have the reset option on the back of the router. Use a pointed pen or pencil to press in the reset button on your Linksys router. Hold down the reset button for approximately 30 seconds. Watch the lights on the front of the router. After you reset the router, power will get restored to the Linksys router. Once power's available, you can switch the modem back on. Reconfigure your router. After you reset your router, you'll have to log in and reconfigure your settings. The login name is typically left empty with your password as "admin." Reset a Linksys Wireless Router b> You may need to reset your Linksys wireless router if you are having Internet connectivity issues or other networking problems. You can reset the router to the default factory settings, such as the default IP (Internet protocol) address, username and password. However, after you perform the factory reset, you can follow the initial setup instructions to replace your previous settings.
Write down any important settings you may have--such as the router's password--before you reset the router. Locate the reset button on the router. Some Linksys models have a reset button on the back side. Other Linksys models have a small pinhole you may need to access by using the tip of a pen or pencil. Press and hold the reset button for a minimum of 30 seconds to perform a factory reset on the Linksys router. The Linksys router should lose power. Power on the Linksys router to initiate the configuration wizard. Reconfigure any previous wireless settings on your Linksys router.
Power light indicates power supply is good... Ethernet light indicates connection between modem and computer is good... DSL light indicates connection between modem and telphone line is good... Also DSL light should be steady and it should not flash... If it flashes then it says there is a lot of noise in telephone line... Internet light says whether the internet status is connected or not...Internet light can flash depending upon the internet activity...
Do you have DSL or cable? Try resetting your router. Press the reset button on the back of the router and hold it it for about 5 seconds. When the router comes back up type in the router address: 192.168.1.1. If your ISP is using cable, make sure that you have DHCP enabled. If DSL, you will have to put in your username and password given to you by your ISP and you will have to enable PPPOE on your router.
does your router and your landline phone is in one connection in with a splitter.. does connection failed whenever there's a call? if so your splitter might be broken or you must insert your phone line with the splitter, it might be in your connection set up.. or make sure your utp cable is stable and not in exposure area of people or pet where it might be touch or something..