20 Most Recent Linksys BEFSX41 Router (DHBEFSX41) Questions & Answers

This problem is solved, as you believed, with a firmware update. This is something to be done with an extreme sense of caution. One misstep and your router is useless.

STEP 1: Check your version (it is on the bottom of the router on the sticker, for mine it was version 2 so if you have version 1 proceed with caution.)

STEP 2: go here: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/home and scroll to the bottom and enter your model number (the number on the front of your router) Mine was BEFSX41.

STEP 3: click on the "GET DOWNLOADS" link


STEP 5: Download the version 1.52.15 (dated 06/08/2007) file and save it to your computer somewhere you can readily find it again.

STEP 6: Log in as administrator to your router. If you are unsure as to how to do this, seek another help file or simply run ipconfig in the cmd (windows key + r, type cmd and hit enter) to get to the prompt and type ipconfig and determine your port. (local) Type that IP address into your web browser and a prompt for your admin login should pop up. If not, you have the wrong IP, try again or seek further help.

STEP 7: Select the "Administrator" tab and click the "Firmware Upgrade" sub-tab. Here browse to the file you downloaded and click "Upgrade". NOTE: This is where you can break things. Make sure no one is using the router to download/upload files or do anything intensive and make SURE the power is never lost to the router or it's a dead stick. Wait a couple minutes for the firmware to update.

STEP 8: If and I stress IF because you can make mistakes doing this that will ruin your router forever, no going back, it's broken, buy a new one kind of stuff, the update completes you should get a blank screen with a "Close" button. It should say the update was successful.

Now, load Aion and there should be no further connection problems.

NOTE: I had already forwarded the necessary ports before doing this firmware update. You can easily google the ports necessary for forwarding. If problems persist you are outside of my ability to help you, because you either fried the firmware (trashed your router) or you have other hardware conflicts. (check your network card, compatibility issues, etc.)

It fixed everything for me in one shot, but this is a touchy issue. BE VERY CAREFUL. Make sure power will never be lost to any device (no thunder storms, no rolling brown outs, etc.) And best of luck.

To reiterate, the reason I am stressing so much caution is because your router is shipped with the firmware flashed onto it. This is what makes it work, function, be able to be changed / tweeked / fixed. If you ruin your firmware somehow your hardware is destroyed. If you follow the steps exactly and don't do anything hastily you will be fine, but this is one of those "void the warranty" scenarios. DO NOT take ANY firmware files not on the official website for your router. DO NOT turn off your router or computer during updating. DO NOT touch anything while it is working. It took me about 5 minutes to finish the process, but to be honest I would walk away, go out to a bar, do something else for the evening before I ever canceled anything in this process because doing so ensures your need to purchase a new router. It is doable safely. I did it slightly drunk, it's a long explanation but that's because there are more than 3 things to click on and if you screw up you just spent $100 minimum. I just want you to be wary of advice from the internet. Just because I can do it does not mean anyone can do it. If you have ANY doubts, ask for help.

- Morph

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on May 11, 2018

I have update the fireware of linksys router WRT54G ver.2.2 by wireless.. Wrong move.. Then it stop loading.. now I can not get in to the router even i reset the router.. what can i do to have it back..

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014

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!

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on May 20, 2011

I would set it up in 'router' mode. Bridge mode is for a specific application for an intranet (not internet).
Bridge Mode Router Mode Does not block any broadcast or multicast Blocks and provide protection against broadcast storms Transparent bridge and can pass Non-IP protocols Only IP protocol is supported PPPOE protocol Pass-through No PPPOE protocol pass-through Able to transport VLAN tagging Doesn't supports VLAN No network segmentation. One broadcast domain Network segmentation (Clients can be on different IP subnet) Can only relay the DHCP client's request to the external DHCP server Can Act as DHCP server & relay which Prevents IP conflict & DHCP Injection Bridges maintains bridging table (Mac) & STP can be used to avoid loops No STP feature; maintains routing table External bandwidth Controller can be used to control the speed of the clients by Mac or IP address External bandwidth Controller can be used to control the speed of the clients by IP only In client device, it uses MAC address to associate which requires WDS compatible AP Use SSID to associate, work with any 802.11a/b/g AP

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

Go to Linksys.

If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

1. try typing the user/ password into a word pad or to see if you have caps lock on
2. just try typing "admin and leave the password blank and hit enter.
3. If you are still unable to enter properly then reset the router to default and establish
new user information for the router.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010

Hi. Could you give me more information of the problem. Is there any error message or what happens when you connect both gadgets?

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010

1.Unplug the router for 1 minute then plug it back into the AC . Wait........ 30 second to see if you have acquired a signal
2. Confirmed that you have connectivity with the ISP ( internet service provider)
a.Check your wireless setup and see if the wireless is on.
b. do ipconfig / all
c. test the router by setting up the router by MAC address..

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010

try downloading the firmware again.
It is a possible corrupted file from the site.
you may be able to download it directly from the linksys site or contact them by phone to check that the file is valid
1.make sure you are downloading the correct version also from the site.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

So your saying, you have a cable router (modem), then you went from the cable router to a router then the PC.

If you have cable, you only use a cable router, there is no need to have a regular router after your cable modem.

If you are using the added router just for a firewall, don't, waste of time.

Just make sure that windows firewall is on and checked no incoming
connections, unless you have to for certain programs.

If you really want to stay safe, get zonealarm firewall, this will also keep software from calling home.

If you think your not safe, then do a port scan on your ip address.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010

Reboot the router so that it can get a new dhcp lease.

If you can't login to the router to reboot it, just unplug the power for about a minute, then plug it back in.

If that doesn't work you will need to be able to login to the router to fix it. Depending on your internet supplier, you may have to set the router to login to the router.

Good Luck!

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010

What VNC product are you using? RealVNC? TightVNC? UltraVNC? The VNC software you installed will have a port# assigned to it by default (probably 5900) which can be configured. Find out what that is and forward that port# to the IP of your VNC "server." That should do it.

(don't fogot about any software firewalls on the VNC "server" machine)

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

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

1. Open the website www.linksys.com/download
2. Enter the model number of your router and hit enter
3. Now click on Get downloads and drivers
4. Select the version number of your router and scroll down a little.
5. To your left you will see Downloads and under that you will see Firmware
6.Click firmware and save it to your desktop
7. Now again open internet explorer and in the address bar and hit enter
8. If you have not changed the default password of the router then leave the user name blank and in password type admin and hit enter.
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.



Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 24, 2009

Find the reset on the back and reset it back to factory and reset your security.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

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