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Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Nonfunctional

I am having trouble with connecting onto the internet using this device. I have narrowed down the problem to the Linksys router device. The device powers up, shows connection lights operable, all cables are functional, I have repeatedly turned off/on the modem, router, and cpu waiting for 5 min. I wanted to know if: 1) there are driver uploads to fix the problem, 2) the device itself is Vista noncompatible, 3) others have experienced this same problem, 4) an exchange is the only solution. Please help! Many thanks!

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  • ronram10 Nov 19, 2008

    I "uploaded" the Firmware from the linksys website and is a ".bin" file. I don't have a Winzip file to open it. Do you know a free winzip software to open this bin file?

  • SoupKan Mar 16, 2009

    Wireless iNet keeps shutting down, no matter how many times or in what sequence the cable modem, router and host PC are restarted/reset. Comcast has been out to the house 4x in the past month. They always blame the previous tech, make assurances that it will work, then poof there it goes> I think its the router as I have no problem going directly from the router to the PC. Could it be that since it is a Broadband vs Cable wireless router these is some incapability? Also, I had my operating system yupgraded to Windows 2K.

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The router is not OS dependent (it works on its own).
You should upgrade or re-flash the FIRMWARE
Go to Linksys website, locate your product model, download the firmware and save it on your computer.
Information on how to access your router and applying the firmware update is available on the same page.

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Go on to the LINKSYS website and see if your rounter works with vista if not then they may have a driver for it

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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    Lee Reynolds Nov 20, 2008

    go in to google and put in winrar dowload that one and its free

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Plug the router's power cable into an electrical outlet. Attach an Ethernet cable into the Internet port on the back of the router. Connect the other end into your broadband modem. Connect your computer to the Linksys G using another Ethernet cable. This Ethernet cable can go into any of the wired router ports. Open your Internet browser. Type "192.168.1.1" in the address bar and hit "Enter." This is your router's IP address and the home of its Web configuration page. Click "Wireless." Click "Manual." Alter your SSID, also known as your network name. You can change this name to any value that you want. You can also change the wireless channel if you are in an area with many wireless connections that may interfere. Click "Save Changes." Click "Wireless Security." Choose an encryption method to encrypt your wireless transmissions. WPA or WPA2 are common security protocols you can use in wireless networks. Input a network key, also known as the network password. Click "Save Changes."

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My laptop and my iphone indicate that my wireless-g broadband router is putting out a wireless signal; but neither accessory works on the network, even though the bars are entirely full on the devices.


The bars on your laptop or iPhone means that you are connected to the router! Not necessarily to internet. Your internet depends on ISP Internet service provider and modem which connected to your router. To check if you have active internet connection connect your laptop directly to modem provided by your ISP with ethernet cable and try to open a internet browser IE or Safari or Chrome or Firefox and open a webpage! If you are able to connect internet by this mean you have internet connection active. Now disconnect your lap top from modem and connect modem to your Linksys router using WAN port of LINKSYS! Its good to power off and power on (power cycle) once on modem and router to make it work!
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Can't Connect more then 2 devices, on my Linksys Wireless Broadband N router. Called Linksys tech support not helpful, the other devices are coming up with Parental Controls.


Can you explain about your network diagram, what type of connectivity you looking????

or you can connect your devices as per below:

1. ISP cable -> Router1's Broadband port
2. Router1's LAN1 -> Router2's Broadband port
3. Router1's LAN2 -> Router3's Broadband port

Mar 31, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Will not connect to internet whether it is wired or not


connect the broadband modem to the internet port of your router (probably is blue). Then connect your pc to the router.

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My Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Broadband Router? i cant connect in my internet and my PSP how can i do to connect it?


Set up an open wireless network or with WPA encryption. The PSP supports WEP/WPA but not WPA2 or Wireless G, it's a B device.
Also use a short passphrase and DHCP to lease IP Addresses.

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Computer repair tech said Linskey wireless caused internet prob


If you are using DSL as your internet connection there is a timeout period that could be setup in the linksys.

In order to change this you need to log into your router and on check on the setup page. You see the timeout option.

Check with your linksys manual for detailed instructions for logging into the unit. If you dont have it, you can always get it from their website.

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Connection


Hi Susie
With related to your particular issue it seems like that your broadband modem is not configured for the router. There are basically 2 types of connection. DSL and Cable modem. Verizon, ATT are DSL and comcast other providers give you a normal cable broadband connection. If its comcast make sure the cable from the comcast modem is going to the internet port in the linksys router and also make sure that there is a system connection the linksys router and the cable from the system goes to any of LAN 1, 2, 3 and 4 ports. Then reset your cable modem by using a pin and inserting to the reset hole in the modem. You could use the same step to reset your linksys router as well .If its a verizon or dsl connection you need to put normally your username and password in the router page. here is the link to how to configure linksys for your internet modem.
Here is a video as well on it?
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vSAXMO7aNzg

http://tinyurl.com/5tqqhl


Also post the linksys router model. your ISP modem model number and also information on how many systems are wired to the router and wireless and let me know if you need more help.

Thank you
Rakesh
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Setting Up a Wireless Network


You can still use your existing Linksys router with your cable modem. In fact the router your have is designed to work with DSL/Cable Broadband connections.

1. Make sure to properly connec the devices in your network. Modem will be connected to the Internet port of the router. Then, laptop will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. For initial setup of your router with modem, you need to hardwire laptop to the router.
2. Press and hold reset at the back of the router for about 15 seconds.
3. After 15 seconds turn off the router and then turn off the modem. Wait for a minute.
4. Power on modem and wait for the lights to be ready.
5. When modem lights are on, turn on router.
6. There should be 4 lights on. Power should be steady green. Internet, WLAN and Ethernet port.
7. Checked if you have Internet connectivity on your laptop while it is wired to the router.
8. If Internet is working, disconnect laptop from wired connection to the router and check available wireless network that laptop can detect.
9. The default wireless network name that the Linksys router broadcasts is "linksys". Connect to it which is an unsecured wireless network.
10. Once you are successfully connected, check Internet.

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You have the right device to connect the two computers on your home network. Once you are connected to the router and internet on both computers, make sure that both computers are members of the same workgroup name.

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