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WAP54G bricked power led blinking LAN connection shows as not connected

Purchased 2 pcs WAP54G ver1 . Power, connection and Act leds blinking on both units. 30 second reset did not help. 'ping 192.168.1.245' brought "Unreachable" . Lan port on PC reports that nothing is connected (WAP is connected via crossover lan cable).
Tried to short pins 15 and 16 on Flash , than powered the WAP, ping still unreachable.
Is it bricked? Is it likely LAN chip NS601680 failure? Thanks a lot.
Ras

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You did not specify where the wap is connected when you pinged it. Try this, connect the wap54g to your pc. Assign static ip 192.168.1.5 on the lan of the pc, then ping 192.168.1.245. if you can ping you should be able to access the configuration page. if the power is still blinking you can upgrade the firmware

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How to reset to factory defaults


If you've lost the address/password information for your WAP54g, or if you've bought a used one and need to reset the configuration, follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect the power to the WAP54G. The "Act" light on the front of the unit should be on.

Step 2: Connect a network cable (cat5, normal or crossover cable is fine) from the WAP54g to your computer.

Step 3: set your computer's network interface as follows:

  • Specify an IP address manually,
  • ip: 192.168.1.2
  • netmask: 192.168.1.255 (for Linux)
  • netmask: 255.255.255.0 (for Windows)
  • default gateway: 192.168.1.1

It doesn't matter what your DNS settings are for this exercise.
** BE SURE TO NOTE WHAT YOUR OLD SETTINGS WERE, so you can reset your computer when you're done!

Step 4: On the back of the WAP54g, locate the "reset" button. Use a paperclip or the tip of a pen to press and HOLD this button for 60 seconds. Yes, really, a full 60 seconds. If you release the button before that time, just hit the reset button again, and start the 60-second timer over again.

Step 5: After 60 seconds, release the "reset" button and unplug the power connection from the WAP54G, and wait 10 seconds, then plug the power back into the WAP54G. The "Act" light on the front should light up again.

Finally, on your computer -- point a web browser at http://192.168.1.245/
It should prompt for a username and password.
  • For Internet Explorer, leave the username blank and put admin in the password
  • For Firefox and Safari, put admin in the username and admin in the password

And there you have it!


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My act lights do not light!...what can i do?


Try to reset the router:
Using a paperclip, depress the reset button located on the back of the unit for 30 seconds. Once the unit reboots, see if your devices reconnect and if you begin to pass traffic, the activity lights will begin to blink.

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The power led light is continuously red. But the other two lights ( Act, Link) are green. How do i get the power led light to be green?


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Why link led of WAP54G Linksys is not blink if i install cable on LAN Notebook? i try reset this WAP but still not change. I can't login with IP 192.168.1.245. Thanks.


First RESET your router to defaults settings.Press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router.
Then connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with default link http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Then configure your router again set WAN settings as your interent service provider.
Enable DHCP if you want iip automatic from router.
CLcik on wireless and enable it .Configure your router as WEP or WAP then add code it is your password to connect internet.
Then save and restart router and computer.
Then connect internet.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  2. Turn off the router for about 30 seconds and then turn it on agan. Check if your power light is still blinking.
  3. To assign a static IP address to your computer(in winXP); open Control Panel and click Network Connections then look for Local Area Connection.
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  9. Make sure also that firewall is off in your computer.
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