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Hello, I saw the article on the fix on the BEFSR41 and the blinking LED, and I was able to find the firmware and put it on 10MB speed, but when I ping the 198.168.1.1 it says destination host unreachable, hope you can help.

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If you have lowered the card speed and cannot ping the 192.168.1.1, have you set a static IP address on the computer, if so what was it? because if you have set a static IP of 192.168.1.xx and still cannot ping the router, this means that your router is already defective. you may want to contact linksys for replacement

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  1. First you need to do a hard reset on your router. While the router is on, press and hold the reset on the router for about 20 seconds. Then, disconnect power from the router but keep holding the reset. Wait for about 15 seconds and then power on the router. Wait for another 15 seconds and then release the reset. You may need to stick a pen or a paper clip to push the reset button.
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  3. To assign a static IP address to your computer(in winXP); open Control Panel and click Network Connections then look for Local Area Connection.
  4. Right click on Local Area connection and then click properties. Then you will find a list of items used by that connection. Select Internet Protocol/TCP/IP then click Properties.
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blinking power light after firmware upgrade sometimes indicates that the upgrade is not sucessful or the firmware that you load is incorrect.

-- try to reset the router for 30secs and check if the power light is still blinking
-- if its still blinking check your pc's ip address while connected to the router
-- if the ip address of your pc is invalid (169.x.x.x.) turn to manually assign static ip address to your computer and check if you can ping your routers ip address
-- if you can ping the routers ip address, upload the correct firmware to your router
-- if you cant ping your routers ip address still, reset the router again and try to ping the routers ip address once again
-- try to change port and cables
-- if still unable to ping the routers ip address, chances are that the router might be defective now

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