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No wireless signal from the router, overheating

The router turns on, but only the 1-4 and planet LEDs light up. Power LED and wireless (3 waves) LED do not light. Its no surprise that my computer cannot pick up a wireless signal at all. I'm leaded to believe that there may be a hardware problem with the inner circuitry of the router, especially since the router gets very hot when it is turned on. Any idea of a possible solution?

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Its not desirable that the router should get Hot. Only suggestion is you can go in for a replacement

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SecureEasySetup (Orange/White) The Cisco logo is the Router's SecureEasySetup button. It

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Hi Friend
Please follow the steps to reset the router in a different way

1) Press the reset button for 10 secs and after that unplug the power cable from the router and wait for 10 secs
2) Plug the power cable back and press the reset button again for 10 secs and after that unplug the power cable from the router and wait for 10 secs
3) Plug the power cable back and press the power button for 10 secs again and unplug the power cable from the router for 10 secs

After trying these steps if you see the power light still blinking then you need to replace the router. Please call the customer care of linksys 1800 546 5797,they will let you know how to replace the router

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