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Wireless LED not lit. No wireless network. Hardware problem ???

Could this be anything other than a hardware problem?
May firmware update help ?

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  • sldr Aug 31, 2008

    At the end - only factory reset solved the problem.

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If you can get to the router menu settings the wireless may not be enabled, some are not as default, if enabled and no light then yes a faulty unit.

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It could be a hardware problem, try Resetting the D-link back to the factory defaults and configure the D-link again.
Press and hold the RESET button at the back of the router with the power ON until the LEDs flash at the time the release the RESET button. (firmware version was 3.00, and upgraded to 3.05)
Connect a LAN cable from the D-Link to your laptop computer's LAN port, open the browser on your laptop/computer and enter the D-Link's configuration URL..
The default login = admin
The default PW = blank (just press Enter)
You can now change the default admin password.
You can now configure the wireless settings. (SSID, WPA or WPA2 encryption to protect your wireless network and Internet from unauthorized access).
Now configure the wireless card in your computer laptop with the router's wireless settings.
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Hi, this seems to be either an issue with your router's hardware or local computer wireless adapter hardware. In order to determine which one is it do the following:

1. Go and check the LEDs on your wireless router to see if there are any blinking or switched off as stated in the official manual documentation for DLink products (can be found here or here more specific).
LEDS are as follows (left to right - per official user manual/doc):
- Power LED = A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. cdekatrr_0.png
- Internet LED = A solid light indicates a proper connection to the Internet port. This LED blinks during data transmission. cdekatrr_1.png
- WLAN LED = A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. The LED blinks during wireless data transmission. cdekatrr_2.png
- Local Network LEDs = A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4. This LED blinks during data transmission. cdekatrr_3.png

2. Check the laptop's or desktop wireless adapter if it is disabled or enabled and if is disabled enable it by going to your computer's Control Panel (either winxp or vista/win7) and go to network connections (in vista/win7 put the control panel in detailed view to see more options) and then right click on your wireless connection and click enable.

3. In a case that also the wireless adapter is enabled but you still cannot see any access points/wireless networks please go to your current wireless connection and right click go "Diagnose", this feature is mainly available in windows 7 or Vista. For windows XP, go to the command prompt by going to Start->Run->type in the box "cmd" without the quotes->Then type in the following set of commands.
ipconfig /release ---> This will refresh your wireless card IP settings/configuration to 0.
and after that command finishes, type in:
ipconfig /renew --> This will get new settings if the wireless card has problems finding an address from your router.

You can always reset your router (unplug from power supply, wait 2minutes then plug it back in)
Reset the wireless adapter (right click from on the wireless adapter shown in the network connections, disable and then re-enable it) or computer.

Thanks please let me know if you need anything else.

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I suggest that you check the Cisco/Linksys web site for a firmware update for your router.
Please be aware that there are many different versions of the WRT54G and you will want to choose the correct version from the router support web site.
From the above web site, click on the "Downloads" tab.
From the Downloads tab, click the "Where's my model number" link to figure out the hardware version of your router. Once you have figured out the hardware version, select it from the "Select Hardware Version" drop-down.
This will display links to firmware update files for your router.
Consult the User Guide (also on the download page) for specifics on how to update safely the firmware in your router.

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Reduce the MTU settings on the router. You will need to open the set up page of the router. On the set up page , you will find the MTU set to Auto. Change it to manual and change the size to 1400. save the settings.
Also upgrade the firmware of the router.
Do you have any computer connected to the router ? If not then connect the computer to the router. download the firmware of the router.
Upgrade the firmware.
After upgrading the firmware , you will need to reset the router.
Once you reset the router, it will lose all the settings and you will need to reconfigure the router.

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The modem is installed and works fine with our desktop but we are unable to connect the laptop wirelessly. There is a button on the front of the modem which has a wireless symbol but I can find no...

1. in the wireless computer, do you see anything in wireless networks avaliable that may be related to your new wireless modem? if you don't see anything that looks like your wireless modem listed you may have to enable this function by going into the modem setup page from the wired desktop computer. All you need to do is login to your router, by typing in the address bar or mynetwork or something similar (check your modem manual). check the "wireless" section.

2. if you see the wireless modem in wireless networks avaliable from the wireless laptop. what happen when you attempt to connect to that network (the one with your wireless modem name)? are you able to get an ip address?

3. have you checked if the modem manufactorer/isp provider has a firmware upgrade, All you need to do is login to your router, by typing in the address bar or mynetwork or something similar (check your modem manual). On the top page you will see buttons that say Basic Setup, Wireless, and Advanced or something similar. look for something related to update firmware. depending on the manufacturer you may have to download the firmware first or the modem may do it for you automatically. do this from the wired computer.

post back with more details of your modem (brand, model number, firmware version) usually located in labed at the bottom or in the back of your modem and we will try to get the info you need or we will try to guide you further.

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Do you see the wireless light blinking? IF yes then there are a few things you should try.
1. Factory reset. Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds then reconfigure your router and see if it resolves the issue
2. Firmware update. Download the firmware update and then access you router and click on firmware update and browse for the update you have downloaded(you have to extract it first just in case its zipped) Hopefully that will do the trick.

If none of the these work then its a hardware fault and you will have to get your router serviced!


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Stopped working all of a sudden

Hi Hooligan87,

I hate to state the obvious but have you tried unplugging the power and replugging it back in? If that doesnt work, you might need to reflash your firmware by downloading the lastest firmware from Linksys and doing the necessary. Alternatively, here are a few other solutions to the apprent problems you're facing, including:

  1. Unplug power and wait 30 sec before plugging it back in WITH all cables attached.
  2. Trying to conenct directly to the router via the "blue" cable provided by linksys to a computer's or notebook's etehrnet port. If IP address is defualt, you should be able to log into and see settings and configurations page.
  3. If that fails, since you mentioned that the power led light were still on even AFTER you pulled out the cables from the relative sockets, it seems to me like it might be a hardware fault in the router itself. This defiinitly calls for either servicing or a 1 to 1 exchange.
Hope this helps. Please do get back to me if the above steps do not work. Also, please dont forget to rate this solution if you found it helped you in any way. Thanks.

- Technomancer

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