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Setup program that came with the linksys wireless router BEFW11S4 says it can not detect router but all wires are connected and all the lights are on that they said to look for

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  • scripto2199 Jun 24, 2008

    Im using xp and no it does not detect the device when you plug it in.

  • Edric Rojas May 11, 2010

    What type of operating system are you using? Does your operating system detects the device when you plug it in?

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Try opening internet explorer and type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. After you do this it should prompt you for a username and password. If it does leave the username field blank and type in admin for the password. This will connect you to the router. If you typed that address in and did not recieve the prompt recheck the wires. Make sure your computer is connected to ports 1,2,3 or 4. Here is a link to the linksys website that has diagrams for this router:

BEFW11S4 Link

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Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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    Have you had any luck getting the router working? Did my solution help you? If it did not please let me know and I can troubleshoot the issue with you further. If it did help I ask that you please reconsider the thanks for trying rating.



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  1. Access the router's setup page using a computer that is wired or physically connected to the router.
  2. To access router's setup page, launch IE and on the address field type 192.168.1.1 (which is the default IP address of Linksys routers). Then, it will ask for a username and password. By default, there is no username. The password is admin.
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Try a reset on the router.

You should also setup the router for wireless security as well. Therefore your the only one with the password to use your wireless connection. So no one near your place can steal and use your wireless Internet connection.

Also changing your SSID is a good idea.

Try this: http://www1.linksys.com/support/troubleshoot/wireless/wireless_router_config/index.html


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http://www.opendrivers.com/driver/228387/linksys-befw11s4-v4-wireless-b-broadband-router-firmware-1.52.02-free-download.html

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859878881&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=7888141396B02

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