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Power light is dim and the 4 ethernet connection lights are bright green - even without a cab. Linksys WRT300N

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First try unplugging it for about 45 seconds. Then plug it back in.
If this does not fix the problem try to reset it via the reset button on the back and see if that fixes the problem. This will make your network un-secure and you will have to add a new pass phrase.
Let me know if this solves the problem.

Posted on Mar 27, 2011


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