Question about Linksys WRT54GX2 Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 (LS-WRT54G2)

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Automatically Resets itself every 15 seconds

So basically a few days ago my Linksys router stopped broadcasting my cable modem's internet connection.  This has happened fairly frequently so I just reset the modem.  Well this time it still didn't work, and I knew it was most likely a router issue because I could plug the cable modem into the computer and get the internet fine.
Ever since resetting the router, it hasn't worked at all.  I can briefly connect to it for about 10 seconds, but then, judging by the lights on the front of the router, it restarts itself.  It flashes all the lights, then they all go out, then the power button flashes, then the wireless button flashes, they both stay lit for about 10 seconds, and then it starts over again.
This is very frustrating.  I'm convinced that if I can just get the router stable, I will be able to upgrade the firmware, but as of now I can't effectively connect to it for any meaningful period of time.
Thanks for the help.

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  • ohfosho15 Jun 12, 2008

    I think it's just broken. Now all the lights go on and off intermittantly. I'm going to buy a new router (not linksys) today.

    Shukran.


  • aztxok Nov 07, 2008

    My router is doing the same thing. reseting every 10-15 seconds. All the lights will flash. I only have one port in use. If I connect the PC to the modem directly, it works fine, no dropped internet.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    Hi i have the same problem with my linksys 200 as the others . I will just disconnect and all the light will flash. This must be a problem with the router and the signal. This has never happen before . I will have to purchase something else.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    my router resets frequently when my desktop and laptop are online at the same time.

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Check the reset buton it may not put properly adjusted, so it may be put the evice abck to reset. if this is okay, try and put off the device disconnect all cables that link to it. put it on without connecting it, then see if it is rest it self, it it doesn't then plug the cable one by one. this should help. good luck

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Hi,

the wall plug type power supply (made in China) may be likely bad.
This actually is a switch mode power supply very unlike the old and usual linear power supplies.
It is common the capacitors used in this supply are under rated and do not last very long.

The problem usually seen with dim LED lights on the unit, limited range and intermittent operation.

Try to find a replacement power supply with perhaps higher current rating.

Good luck

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If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your Linksys wireless access point/router, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.

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You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.

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