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WRT54G2 v1.5 Linksys router stopped working this week after more than a year of working pretty well. Now cannot connect to the internet. Just the orange light on top is on, no other lights will come on. Cannot access 192.168.1.1 with wired computer, the setup screen is not found or will not display. Have unplugged cables numerous times and powered items off and on. Not sure what caused the problem and want to get the router working again. Sure don't want to have to replace the router already.

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Try to reset the router back to factory default state. This will refresh the fimware of the router. Please take note that resetting the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have made to the router, including any security settings. Please see procedure below:

To reset your router, use the following steps:

  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1? in the address bar.
  4. For the login, leave a blank ID and enter "admin" as the password.
Here's a picture of the button:

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Have a good one!

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The Router configuration is not that much difficult, only few thing you have sure,
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