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Cannot reset router after Firmware upgrade failed

As above, I tried up upgrade the Firmware for my BEFSR41 V3 Linksys Router. Following their instructions, the Upgrade failed. NOW....I cannot get into router Setup at all........EVEN after using "Reset". Their is absolutely no router function. Trying to get back into Setup simply yieldsa the Message that the server cannot be contacted.

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You may have bricked it... there is a solution that i've successfully done i'll get you the website

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Hey,

Hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to restore the defaults, if the router still doesn't function you will need to contact linksys support on how to reload the firmware they may need you to send it to repair.


Let me know if you need anything else.


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Ekse

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You need to setup the router after doing the upgrade.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 17, 2009

    If the router is totally irresponsive then the firmware had been damaged, I will give you instructions.

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    Ginko Feb 17, 2009

    Try again reset using the pinhole button.
    If you can communicate with the router then restart the firmware update.
    If the router is still irresponsive then the firmware has been damaged.
    In that case contact Linksys and tell them that you foowed thoroughly the instructions. Insist for a replacement, sometimes first line customer support are a bit strict on replacements.

    Here is contact: Technical Support Contacts

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