Question about Linksys (WRT54GC) Router

2 Answers

Linkys router WRT54GS not routing

I've had my linkys wireless router WRT54GS for about 6 months. It just stop working. I replaced it with my old linky wired router and it works fine, so I know I've hooked it up correctly. Unfortunately, I don't have the receipt. I bought it at "Best Buy". Can't figure out what's wrong; I've tried recycling the power by unpluging the unit; I've also tried holding the reset button for up to one minute; no luck. Any ideas?

Posted by Ronald Calvin on

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Same thing happened to me. 6 months and then bam, it stopped routing.



×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

Zerabelle P. (10124): If you don't have the receipt anymore, please call our RMA department at 1-800-546-5797 for more information on your RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) application.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

Ad

Louie Role

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi, Apparently your WRT54GS is defective. This can be brought about by a power surge or near lightning strike. If after unplugging and/or the hard reset (multiple times) it will not function as before, chances are that it is really dead. And since you have lost your receipt, you will have no supporting documents to request for a replacement. Unfortunately there are no other reasonable option for you but to junk the unit. You are still lucky in a way, normally when routers go bad because of a power surge or near lightning strike, LAN devices attached to it also gets fried. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I misplaced my linkys cd. Is there any other way I can install linkys onto my computer to make in wireless?


The best thing to do is install Tomato or DD-WRT firmware on your router. This will increase your router's potential ten-fold.
Lifehacker did an excellent write up on doing this. Go to: http://lifehacker.com/#!178132/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router
Hope that helps!!!

Feb 14, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

How do you reset the password without the disk for a linkys wireless g router


If you cannot access the administrator pages (the setup screen) from a wire connected PC, there is a small reset button on the back of the router. Press the reset button and hold it for at least 30 seconds to reset the router back to the default settings.

Oct 15, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

1 Answer

I am installing linskys to my home computer. I follow al of the directions on the linkys cd but when i switch the wire from the modem to the router and plug it back into the tower i wil not have an...


I think you need an extra cat-5 wire.

1.
Plug one CAT-5 LAN cable into the port labeled WAN on Linksys then the other end into the cable Modem where your PC is normally

2.
now take a separate Cat-5 LAN cable adn plug it into port 1 on the linksys - the other end into your PC NIC

3.
Power cycle Cable Modem (remove battery), linksys, PC this will clear the MAC addresses

4.
turn on modem, linksys then pc

5.
loging to windows - open IE on address bar type 192.168.1.1 - this should be the default address of your router (unless you've changed your subnet) in which case I recommend you factory default the route and use default settings. after typing teh 192.1386.1.1 you should see the linksys login

6.
Now try yahoo.com in IE, the routers factory setting for DHCP should work fine without any end user programming from you.

please rate me, good luck

Aug 24, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

1 Answer

My linkys e1000 is connected to my desktop internet, but not my laptop. how do I get that to work?


If you connect the computer to the router , it works.
That means the wired connection is OK.
Open the set up page of the router check the wireless settings of the router.
I think your network is secured and you are not typing the correct network key.
just open the router set up and check the wireless settings .
Make sure that the DHCP server on the router is enabled
Click Here for step by step solution

Aug 14, 2010 | Cisco Linksys E1000 WirelessN Broadband...

1 Answer

I have linkys wireless router model wrt54g2v1.after i back up my computer i lost the linkys file. i cannot find cd for installation. now i am unable to open internet.


mpshyla

The reason for the CD is to configure the router to your cable modem. So if you reinstalled your computer you do not need the CD again. All you need to do is set the computer's Gateway back to your router. The links below will help you do this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4602477-check_change_computer_ip_address_in

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions.

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Aug 09, 2010 | Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless Router

1 Answer

Everything is connected my laptop was able to find the name of my wireless but was not able to connect. I'm using windows 7 on the laptop. Any idea of what i should do to fix the problem. Everything was...


Hi. First issue why your laptop cant connect to your router is regarding witht the password. Make sure that you are typing in the correct password of your router. Check the type of authentication used e.g WPA, WEP etc. Second issue, is this the first time you used windows 7 OS in connecting to your router. There are issues in linkys routers that is not compatible with windows 7 and you need firmware upgrade for your router. You can also try to test the connectivity using a wired conncetion (LAN cable) conncet directly to your router nd se if you were able to get an internet concetion using a wired connection.

Have a good one!

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/elixirjose_00375ea24bd8141b

Jul 28, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

1 Answer

I need security code # for my wireless linkys router


You will need to check the wireless settings of the router.
Is there any computer online using the router.
check the IP address on that computer.
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings.
Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Mar 06, 2010 | D-Link Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Will a Linkys wireless G adapter work on a X-box 360 using a N router.


Yes it will work. Because it is Compatible with Wireless-B (802.11b)
and Wireless-G (802.11g) Standards

Nov 19, 2009 | Linksys Compact 2.0 10/100 (USB200M-CA)...

1 Answer

I cant get my laptop to connect to the internet, I don't know if is a router problem or the notebook card.


Make sure that you have the correct card for your wireless network. Ususally when you get network cards from people like at&t, you pay for it monthly, which you get the wireless signal from a satilitte. Since it ins;t working, you should return it or have them repair it until it works.

Apr 07, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Linkys


hello, Anytime windows gets stuck "aquireing the connection" there is usually a security key thats not entered correctly. Do you know if you configured your wireless network for "wpa" or "wep" ? If so, we need to get that setup on your Laptop.

Jan 09, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

Linksys (WRT54GC) Router Logo

Related Topics:

442 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Linksys Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2277 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4369 Answers

Are you a Linksys Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...