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  • rags2000 Mar 25, 2009

    can't access linksys wtr54gs. All the lights blink continuously

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Some 80% of connectivity problems are at the physical layer. Check your plugs and use a known good cable. If the session is established (or rather attempted to be established) with a short in the cables, connectors or anywhere, it needs to be re-established after the short is corrected.
Keep the cords and cables away from your feet or any other thing that may bump them. If the kitty rubs lovingly on a dangling cable and there is a burp in the data stream, the session is lost and you have to re-handshake.

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