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When I power up my router I get 5 lights , nothing for a power light . Should there be a light on for that ? How many lights should be on total ?

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It sounds like a bad flash attempt has bricked the unit (made it as useful as a brick)
It can be revived, but you need a copy of the original firmware and a piece of hardware called a JTAG to flash the nvram in the unit and revive it.
If you google linksys jtag ebay you can usually find this hardware for under $10.
Some computer stores will also do this for you for a nominal fee.

Here's a great little video of the process.



Best of luck!

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Mar 22, 2011

    There is also a chance your power adapter is failing, check the voltage with a meter.

  • Norman Skinner
    Norman Skinner Mar 22, 2011

    when the router is working right (to answer your other question) the power light, WAN light and possibly the wireless light should be on (assuming the modem is on and hooked up to it)

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