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Router stopped working altogether

Router stopped working. Broadcast signal light is not lit and 2 of the 4 ethernet connections do no light and the 2 that do are only yellow.

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  • ellynb Nov 11, 2007

    router netgear wnr854t stopped working. broadcast signal light is not lit, 2 of the 4 ethernet connections do not light and the 2 that do are only yellow.

  • ellynb Nov 12, 2007

    Thank you for the solution, however, I already tried that. The cable modem is working fine, so as a temporary thing I dug out my old ethernet router and connected our computers to that again.
    The problem is definately in the netgear router

  • RoyalBlu Dec 11, 2007

    I have the same problem, the device is connected correctly yet the only light on is the power led. Has any one managed to resolve this issue.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    WNR854T Problems
    Same Problem.  Power light on, nothing else is lit.  Verified good modem connection to the internet.

  • player85 Feb 08, 2008

    yes i have the same problem pls help



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Yes...... it is a defective router completely. The components inside it are notorious for going bad. Thank goodness they will ship you another one (But you gotta pay something like $16 USD)... too bad it is the same exact router. UGH I'm sticking with Linksys. This darn thing was pretty expensive too..... Check and read their forums and customer support sections. You guys (and myself included) are not the only ones this is happening to.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008



Just face it. This router is one of the worst of it's kind. Alot of people worldwide are experiencing the exact same problem.

Netgear will keep sending you a new one, but it will crash again and again and again. If you are not into N yet.. go for the WPN824 MIMO router. This one is excellent!!!

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Weird--same problem! Just out of the blue. Cable modem connection to the internet it fine; right now I'm just connecting the modem directly to my computer. When the modem is connected to the WNR854T router though, only the power light is on. I've checked the cable connections and they're fine.

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Please check your cable connections; are the lights blinking? try connecting your computer directly to the modem dsl port that is connected was to the router if connection can be restored.

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