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Linksys WRT54GS not detected

Hi, I have a Linksys WRT54GS Ver. 6 router. It worked for about 6 months before I moved. I just got around to hooking it up and my computer won't detect it during setup. I cannot access due to the computer not recognizing the router. I can't update the firmware either since I can't get to the management screen. I reset it a few times and now the power light blinks every time I turn it on. I'll try to be as detailed as I can and thanks for your help.

Windows XP sp2
Cable Internet
Linksys WRT54GS version 6

I'm just trying to connect wired for now. I have other wireless computers to hook up but I'll deal with those once I have the router working.

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  • Nici Nobles
    Nici Nobles Feb 27, 2008

    same thing here. had problems setting it up. had to ask guys at best buy store advice. once i finally did get it working, it worked for a short time. then i started trying to set up a network and it just quit working. now i cant even connect to internet at all when the router is hooked up to the modem. tech support said the actual router itself is broken. but i tried to hook up another one with the exact same results. i am beyond frustrated.

  • SeanJess Feb 28, 2008

    Good news! It's all working perfectly now. Believe it or not all I had to do was replace the power cord. I know it sounds strange considering it had power before, but it setup without a hitch the first try after changing it out. Go figure.

  • xfallensx Mar 16, 2008

    i followed all the steps on the setup disk and when it was searching for the router it said if i had an older linksys router or a non-linksys router to use that setup ionformation that came with it but i just bought the router today. I have regular comcast internet and if it helps im using the router to connect to xbox live wirelessly. i also tried changing the outlet the power cord was plugged into but it still didnt work. the internet light and the wlan lights are both blinking. please help.

  • Nobarkus Apr 04, 2008

    I had the same problem and had to keep gonig back to the previous set up screen over and over until it recoginized it. Problem now is when I close the Adviser I cannot get it to open again. It starts to open then suddenly it disappears. I have to reload the software again which is a major headache!

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008


  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    Lost the install CD

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    need help



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I am having the same problem with the WRT54XG4 but i discovered that if you disconect the internet port of your router and leave the ethernet port conected to your computer. You can access to the router and you can upgraded.

Hope it help you


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SOURCE: I have a linksys WRT54GS router, every couple of : v7.50.2

I have the same router and had the same problem. I replaced the power supply and then put the unit on a UPS battery. Now it never goes down.

I have found that it 'gets clogged' .. I mean that the buffers dont get cleared if I do a lot of inbound video streaming. I can still make it hang by doing that, but the reboots have stopped since the UPS.

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SOURCE: set up router/modem as instructed

Problem can't be solved as described, a fixer would need more details.

What kind of modem/router is it?
What instructions are you working from so far (you say, "as instructed" so I take it you're looking at a Quick Start Guide of some sort?)
How are you connected to it?
What http address are you going to (E.g. some routers use, others or various alternatives)
What happens when you enter that address on a browser?
Have you set your computer's address to a nearby address so it can talk to the route?

If I had one guess with not enough information, I'd say you need to set your PC to an address one different from the target you're going to.

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