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Netgear wnr854t on the router only the power light is on nothing else i am connecting the cables, but still nothing,i changed the cables, again nothing, nor the wireless light lights,nothing like it is blocked from inside

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  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    yeah i have the same problem the only light is the power then the rest are off

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    i have the same problem. where you able to fix your routers?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Internet cable and ethernnet cable connected corectly but nosignal only the power light is on.

  • SilentDawn Mar 08, 2009

    PC reported LAN cable disconnected. Router power light green, no other lights. No lights on WAN port or LAN ports. Factory reset does nothing.



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The problem is that the radio is dead inside the unit, if you open the box and pull the card out the wired portion of the router will come back to life! so at this point all you have is a internet router.

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This router is notorious for the internal components that broadcast the wireless signal to go bad. If it is still under the MFG warranty, I highly suggest you go that route. You can pay something like $16 and have them forward a new one to you (but it will be of the same model so it is likely to go bad too) and you ship the defective one back (they send you a postage paid label). - check their forums too.... a LOT of people are having issues with this specific router.

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Reset to defaults and start over.
It's possible your router is dead.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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Yep, I have had the same problem with two of my WNR854T. It is a known issue with Netgear and I have called into support and they are sending me two new unit but more than lightly refurbished.

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Try to conect with usb if its have usb port, because some time rj45 jack damage.

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Trying to set the NetGear WNR854T back to factory defaults

First disconnect the router from any modem, then push in the reset button and hold it for 5 sec. then unplug the router and wait 1 minute before plugging it back in. Connect a ethernet cable to one of the router ports and your laptop or pc, open a browser and type in the address line, Netgear routers usually use admin as the username and nothing for a password.

Jun 16, 2010 | NetGear WNR854T Router (WNR854T100NAS)

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My iphone 3gs will only connect to my WNR854T when I remove ALL security. Can I fix this?

please follow step to fix your issue

1. open router page
2.changed security/passphrash to 9080706050(or any other number)then try to reconnect again


Jan 26, 2010 | NetGear WNR854T-100NAS+WN511T-100NAS...

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Netgear rangemax wnr854t setup

Here is a link to the web page containing all the documentation to setup the machine. There are the two tabs you need, documentation and downloads.

Hope this helps.

Nov 06, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax NEXT WNR854T Wireless...

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I dont know how to connect the netgear wnr854t to my computer. the disc doesnt apear to be working and i have no idea how to connect it up.


Follow the below steps to reset and reconfigure the router manually:


At the back of the router you will find a small tiny hole (which says restore to factory default settings). Press the button with the help of a paper clip and hold it down for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, please release the button and power off the router for 5 seconds then power the router back.


1. Connect a Ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port of the router (isolated port).
2. Connect the computer to the router using any one of the 4 available ports. Please make sure that there is no direct connection between the modem and the computer (either using Ethernet cable or USB cable). 3. Power off the modem and the router after making the connections.
4. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.


1. Open the browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually with or
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on 'Basic settings' from the left menu and select 'Use Computers MAC Address' from 'router MAC Address' section.
5. Click Apply.
6. Once it updates the settings then power off the modem and the router. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

If I have helped you, please help me, and rate this suggestion the highest FixYa rating. If you cannot rate this post with the highest rating, then please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.


Oct 27, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax NEXT WNR854T Wireless...

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WNR854T router only showing green light

Hi, I understand how bad you feel for a product that does not work. I work for NETGEAR Please take a tip of advise from me. Do not purchase WNR854T as this router has lots of bugs.You may opt for WNR200 or WNR834Bv2 which are more stable and performance routers.

Also, refurbished products will not be entertained by NETGEAR for any replacement support as these devices have been tempered and open. Thus the serial number would be missiing of these devices.

Hope, this information helps.

Sep 19, 2009 | NetGear WNR854T Router (WNR854T100NAS)

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Problem connecting to Netgear WNR854T Gigabit edition

The WNR854T will downspeed to 10Mbps on its ethernet ports so speed should not be a problem.
Suggest you try crossover ethernet cable between router and dsl modem.

Regards Brian, UK

Mar 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cannot get netgear router wireless connection

- Configuring the wireless settings of your router will do to fix the issue. If its doesn't work then the last option is to update the firmware of it.

Mar 16, 2009 | NetGear WNR854T Router (WNR854T100NAS)

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The Green light is the only thing that is on. Nothing works, not the switch, not the router. I think it is completely dead and needs refurbishing. If so who repairs these devices ? Do you ??? Please...

The warranty on a Netgear is sinfully long, like maybe 5 years, so It's unlikely that it is out of warranty.

Somewhere on the back of that unit, there ought to be vent holes, only one of them hides a reset button. Get a paper clip and push the reset button untill all the lights go out and come back on in the router. Now connect a network cable to the box and your PC. You may have to set your PC to and log into (it may also be 0.5 and 0.1 by default).

Netgear will be in default and let you set this up just as if you had taken it out of the box.

You may want to check for manuals and repair info.


Sep 08, 2008 | NetGear RangeMax NEXT WNR854T Wireless...

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Acquiring network address


-- who is your internet service provider
-- what is the operating system of your computer?
-- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and configure the router settings
Step 7: test the Internet connection.

if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router

Apr 14, 2008 | NetGear WNR854T Router (WNR854T100NAS)

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Router stopped working altogether

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.

Nov 11, 2007 | NetGear WNR854T Router (WNR854T100NAS)

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