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No Lan/WAN connection

I suddenly lost internet connection on my home network, when I discovered that none of the 5 ports on the back are working. I can still access the router config through a wireless connection, but it appears that all 5 ports have been disabled. The odd thing is that all of the port lights are on even though there aren't any cables connected. Any thoughts on what might have happened and is there anything I can do? I'm assuming I'm going to need to get a new router, but am hoping there may be a way to fix it.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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  • kwmcnutt Jan 10, 2008

    I spent most of last night doing multiple resets and in different orders hoping for the best, and unfortunately I haven't had any luck. We actually did have a particularly nasty storm come through in the middle of the night. I'm guessing the spike may have come from my WISP antenna on the roof. All power is decently protected, but I made the mistake of not protecting that ethernet line from the roof.

    Should I keep trying to to reset the unit on the chance that it might kick back on LAN/WAN ports? Have you been able to recover from a spike, or should I just go get me another?

    I appreciate the reply. Thanks so much for the help!

  • kwmcnutt Jan 11, 2008

    Thanks again for your help!

    I'll probably get more use out of it by taking it part anyhow!



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Unplug the router, wait 2 min, and plug it back in. If that work, on the back is a small hole, marked RESET. Using a pencil, or straightne out a large paperclip, press that the button inside gently. Hold it for 30 sec. Release and unplug the unit. Shut down the whole network. "Starting from the wall", power up the modem, wait 2 min, power up the router, and power up your machine. Your router should be at default now. Remember to reset you security, change the password, etc.
I have had to do this several times, sometimes unplugging the power, and plugging it back while holding the button. (Got 3 hand?)
Have you had a storm, or lightning issues lately? Sounds like it got a spike. Living the Florida, where lightning is very common, I have finally put my routers on a small UPS.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

  • Brad Gaston Jan 11, 2008

    Hi kwmcnutt,

    If all the resets tricks didn't work, it don't look good. Any chance the router is still under warrenty?

    After all that I would guess it is time to get a new one. Lot of nice units out there, and you can get a router fairly reasonable.

    Looks like a small but meaninful funeral, and then strip it for parts, :D

    Sorry we couldn't breath new life into it!



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