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Router We have a 2.4 GHz router.We had to turn off the power in the house. When it came back up the router now has a orange light that says Cisco systems. We have the internet on our main computer but the router is not working

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On the back of the router there is a little hole with a button inside of it. It is a reset button. Hold it in for about 10 seconds, this should reset the router to factory defaults.You will have to re-input all of your settings but I think it should fix your problem. If you have a version 1, 2, 3, or 4 of that model, then you can turn it into a super router by installing a 3rd party firmware like from here - - if you areintersted, please leave a comment and I will tell you how to do that. Hope this helps you.

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NOTE: This also applies if your router's LED is dimly illuminated.
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Orange light on the router

The color orange indicates that

the Router is not using the SecureEasySetup

feature, while the color white indicates that the

Router is using the SecureEasySetup feature.

When the Router enters SecureEasySetup

mode, the Cisco logo will turn white and

start flashing. After the Router has generated

the SSID and WPA Shared Key, the Cisco

logo will stop flashing and stay white.

So this "feature" can be turned off (meaning the light is off)

On the web-based router setup ( in web browser) go to Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings

Secure Easy Setup
This feature allows you to enable or

disable the SecureEasySetup feature. Select Disable to

disable the feature and turn off the button's light. The

feature is enabled by default.

Click the Save Settings button to apply your changes, or

click the Cancel Changes button to cancel your changes.

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The internet connection in my area went down yesterday, but i didn't know this and thought the reason i couldn't access internet was a problem with my linksys wrt54g router. So i unplugged and...

The first thing you should do is a proper 'powercycle' for all of your internet equipment.

To do this:

1) Unplug the power to your modem and your router, and power off your computer.
2) Wait a full minute.
3) Plug the power back in to JUST the modem.
4) Wait some more - for the modem to fully connect to your ISP, and the lights to indicate. If you're not sure, just wait about 2-3 minutes.
5) Plug the power back into the router.
6) Wait another minute or two for the router to finish connecting.
7) Then turn the computer back on.

You can bypass the computer turning on and off if you can repair your wireless connection.

If this doesn't work, there is a pinhole sized reset button on the router itself that you will need a toothpick or somesuch to press - press and hold the button for 5 seconds, and then try the steps above again. If you do this, the network id and password will be reset to the default, just like it was when you bought it.

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Im tring to open my nat for xbox360 and i dont know what to do to get them all to say open


Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer

Step 2 : open Router Setup by typing on the address bar of internet explorer (Default Password is Admin )

Step 3 : Click Applications and Gaming

Step 4 : Click DMZ

Step 5 : Select Enable and Give the IP Address of the XBOX/PS3/Wii in it

Step 6 : Click Save settings

Step 7 : Unplug the Power cord from the router and turn Off XBOX /PS3/Wii

Step 8 : Plug the power cord back to the router and wait till the lights are Solid

Step 9 : Turn on the Xbox/PS3/Wii

Step 10 : Test the Connection

let me know if this works


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The light behind the cisco logo on nmy linksys wireless G router (WRT54g) is constantly orange. I've tried to reset it by pressing the orange button several times, removing power to the unit, pressed the...

I have looked this up and it says this is full download speed and no worries but this is the user manual I found. See the link below.

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I have the WRT54G wireless-g router and I tried to switch it on (after I had switched it off because I was overseas). However instead of the yellow light to come on (over cisco systems logo), a white color...

Does the Cisco logo illuminate yellow? Is the power LED white?
In any case locate the reset button on the back. It is just to the left of the
Ethernet cable jack. With the power on, depress this button for 2-3 seconds and release.
All the lights should come on the go through a series of self tests. Once settled down after about
2 mins see if the lights change. If nothing changes, it sounds like it was dropped causing the
colored plastic tabs to jar loose.

Hope this helps.

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you can run a direct line to that router and go to the cisco web site and get the information you need to run that router. its a pdf format and is 2.56 Meg. Try this

SecureEasySetup (Orange/White) The Cisco logo is the Router's SecureEasySetup button. It

lights up and will stay orange when the Router is powered on. The color orange indicates that

the Router is not using the SecureEasySetup feature, while the color white indicates that the

Router is using the SecureEasySetup feature. When the Router enters SecureEasySetup

mode, the Cisco logo will turn white and start flashing. After the Router has generated

the SSID and WPA Personal key, the Cisco logo will stop flashing and stay white.

To clear the SSID and WPA Personal key, press and hold down the Cisco logo for five seconds.

The Cisco logo will flash slowly as the Router resets itself. The Cisco logo will turn orange to

indicate a successful reset.NOTE: SecureEasySetup is a feature that makes

it easy to set up your wireless network. If you have SecureEasySetup devices, run the Router's

Setup Wizard CD-ROM and follow the onscreen instructions to use SecureEasySetup.

Power (Green) The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the Router is powered

on. When the Router goes through its selfdiagnostic mode during every boot-up, this

LED will flash. When the diagnostic is complete, the LED will be solidly lit.

DMZ (Green) The DMZ LED indicates when the DMZ function is being used. This LED will

remain lit as long as DMZ is enabled. WLAN (Green) The WLAN LED lights up when

the wireless feature is enabled. If the LED is flashing, the Router is actively sending or

receiving data over the network. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Green) These numbered LEDs, corresponding with the numbered ports on the Router's back panel, serve two purposes. If the LED is continuously lit, the Router is successfully connected to a device through that port. A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port.

Internet (Green) The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through the

Internet port. A flashing LED indicates network activity over the Internet port.

Good luck

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How to reconfigure back to factory settings

The router should have a reset button accessible by way of a small hole and labeled "reset". Unplug power from the router for 30 seconds, and while holding the reset, plug the power back in. This should default, clearing any passwords etc. Important to Note: Lights should blink on the router, be careful not to interrupt power until the router has completed the reboot process. A power interruption may turn it into a brick.

If you find my suggestions to be helpful, please share with us some details so that others may benefit from knowing the whole story. Thank you!

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