Question about Linksys BEFSX41 Router (DHBEFSX41)

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Have Linksys BEFSX41 router. Firmware is ver. 1.5.18 April 30, 2004. Can I update this and use it to connect to the internet using Windows 7 Home premium?

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  • mjzbornik May 19, 2011

    That didn't work. Lights on DSL modem come on and blink appropriately and lights on router do the same yet I can't connect to the internet. I'e tried my router address 192.168.1.1 and my ISP address 192.168.0.1 and without success. Router SN is CB9110EA06652. This is a ver.2 router. I am trying to connect with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Any other ideas?
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Yes, the router itself has no software interaction with the computer. You should just need to plug in the WAN cable from your modem and connect the LAN side to your computer. There should not be any password required for the LAN connection.

If the router was previously set up on a different ISP and the previous or current ISP require a username and password for Internet connection, normally only for DSL, then you may have to reset the router to factory defaults and configure for the new ISP. When you connect to the router and Windows 7 says it found a new network, if this is your home, you want to make sure you select home so it properly configures the firewall for Internet access.

Jim

Posted on May 20, 2011

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    James Preston May 20, 2011

    Hi, have you tried using the router? Is it working?

    Jim
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    James Preston May 20, 2011

    Why are you using the Linksys router? What DSL modem do you have? Most of the modern DSL modems supplied by the ISP (telephone company) include a router and many of them include wireless too. Supply me with the modem model and I will let you know if the Linksys is required. If you want to use the Linksys instead of the ISP supplied router (still need the modem though) that may be possible but I will need to research you modem and the Linksys capabilities to be sure.

    So, post the modem model number and confirm you want to use both the modem and Linksys together even if there is a router built into the modem.

    Jim
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Yes you can use that router to connect to the internet using Windows 7. You really don't need to download and install drivers for the router unless there are specific settings that you wish to program and use. I connected mine without downloading or installing anything and it worked just fine.

All you have to do is plug in the router and connect your modem to it. Wait for it to warm up and all of the lights to come on and go steady (except the wireless & internet connection lights) then connect your pc to it via ethernet cable (with the pc turned off). Then start your pc and it should automatically recognize the connection.

Good luck!

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We just replaced our T1 with Cox cable internet access. Now the internet is incredibly slow through the Linksys BEFSX41, but fast is directly plugged into the cable modem. What can I do to fix that?


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You have to upgrade the firmware of your router. To do this please follow the steps

1. Open the website www.linksys.com/download
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9.Now click Administration and under that click Upgrade firmware.
10. Select the file and that you have saved on your desktop and click upgrade.
11.After upgrade turn off the router for 30 seconds.

Enjoy

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Chiranjeet
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