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Router not working at all!

Hi!
I bought my Linksys G Router less than a year ago. It worked just fine. Recently, I sometimes had to disconnect it and the modem from the power outlets, and reconnect in order to establish the wireless connection.

However, my router is not working any more. I tried connecting my laptop directly to the modem, and that worked. However, the wireless network is not working and connecting my laptop directly to the router was also in vain.

Is this problem fixable, or should I start thinking about replacing my router altogether?

Many thanks!

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  • daldabba Jun 29, 2009

    When I completely disconnect it from power, and reset it, at the beginning, it connects temporarily, only to disconnect permanently afterward.

    No errors are displayed. Thanks :)))


  • daldabba Jun 29, 2009

    Okay, in following the instructions provided, as I opened up the browser and typed in 192.168.1.1, Error 800 popped up, unable to establish the VPN, unreachable, or security parameters etc

    Rogers is my service provider


  • daldabba Jun 29, 2009

    Okay, now it worked, only when my brother tries to connect to the network from his own laptop, the connection becomes very sketchy, turns on and off randomly and quickly. I had him turn off his wireless, so that i can use mine
    I have the WRT54G model

    thank u so much!


  • Chitownbarb
    Chitownbarb May 11, 2010

    what model is your router from linksys?

  • Niqui Itliong
    Niqui Itliong May 11, 2010

    Hi! you may need to hard reset the router and reconfigure your router settings. To hard reset, press the reset button for 30 seconds while the power is on. restart the router. What's your connection settings when directly connected to modem? Cable or DSL? If on DSL, do you have a username and password from ISP? (Do not provide your username and password info here). Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router- check the lights on the Internet port at the router's front panel to verify that it's ON. Otherwise; use another known working cable. Connect the PC to any of the numbered port on the router. Check again that the lights are lit on the corresponding port number; otherwise , try a known working cable. Open a browser and type 192.168.1.1 on the address bar. Leave username blank and type admin as password. On the Internet connection type, select PPPoE, if you have username and password from ISP. Enter the username and password then click on Save Settings or Apply. If you don't have a username and password, just leave the settings to obtain automatically. Check on Status tab if you have an Internet IP address. If you do, test your internet connection if it's working. If you are on a cable connection, you may need to enable MAC address cloning. Check on any of the tabs to see this setting as it differs based on your router's firmware version. Since you have mentioned that the router keeps losing the connection, you may need to upgrade its firmware. Contact Linksys for assistance on the upgrade. Hope this helps.

  • Chitownbarb
    Chitownbarb May 11, 2010

    What kind of errors are you getting or is it just not working at all?

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Go to Control Panel- Network Connections-Network Connections and look for anything that says VPN or PPTP. Right-click on it and click disable.

Go back to your browser- click on Tools- Internet Options-Network Connection and make sure Never Dial A Connection is enabled. Click on LAN settings and make sure nothing is checked. Click OK.

Try to log back in to your router by tying in 192.168.1.1 and reconfigure the settings again.

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Go to Internet Options, using the connection tab, removed any connection to Dial-up and Virtual Private Network settings. If you get the 800 message do you have the capability to cancel it? If you do then you can go and do the above and see if that helps you. If you did do a hard reset to the router you have to fix all your settings again. Also, go to the linksysbycisco.com site and see if you need a firmware upgrade.

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In that case you may reset the router to factory default and then reconfigure. Who is your ISP?

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