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Wrt54g V8 Suddenly stopped working

Hello, i have been using my WRT54G v8 for about a year now. One day, my router stopped working all together. I can connect to the internet directly though my modem, but not through my router. When i plug my router in with Ethernet cables and all, the Internet light is on, and my laptop gets the connection to the router but still no internet.. I can go and configure my router and everything through and everything, but nothing so far has fixed this issue.

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  • Erinkommer May 07, 2008

    it gives me for my IP.

  • Erinkommer May 07, 2008

    I am currently at school, but i will try those steps.I have before but what else do i have?

    I am running Windows EXP media center.
    I am a Century Tel user.

    I have power cycled all of my hardware and everything, and still no show. The internet lights show and everything, just when i am connected to my and through my router i cannot access any other pages than my I downloaded the latest firmware form the linksys web site updated my router. Still no show.

  • andalfal Dec 24, 2008

    i got the exact same problem.

    any ideas?

    any fix?

  • luvu1288 Dec 25, 2008

    I had my router for bout almost a year and now it doesnt want to work. My modem can get online but when I use my router it doesnt work. Help me

  • Eric Smith
    Eric Smith May 11, 2010

    When you connect to your router and type ipconfig in DOS, what does it assign your computer for an IP?



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1. Go manual ips om computers .

2. Make sure the network card drivers are up to date.

3. Turn off any vpn settings in the router such l2tp pptp unless you neeed themf or work.

4. Try to replace the network cable from the modem to the router they can go bad it's rare they do

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-- 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

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • serra baby
    serra baby May 08, 2008


    OPTION 1:

    -- do you have username and password from century tel? if yes, set the router to PPPoE connection and put your whole century tel email address on the username box and your century tel password on the password box. save the settings and check the status of the router if you are connected with ip address

    OPTION 2:

    -- if you dont have a username and password, go the the mac clone tab of your router, enable mac clone and type in your computers physical address/mac address.

    -- restart the pc and check internet connection again

    -- make sure you dont have any 3rd party firewall enabled on your computer

    -- check your browser settings, delete all temporary files, cookies and try to lower down the security settings

    OPTION 3

    -- change the lan ip address of your router to

    -- shut down pc, router and modem, after 5 mins turn on modem, router and pc and check internet connection



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