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I`m use linksys rv042 router I can try firmware upgrade. after firmware upgrade my router`s DIAG light comes on at that point. If I do a power cycle to it, often times, the DIAG light comes on a stays on. If I leave it unplugged for long enough, it will work for a few seconds then **** out again. I've tried the hard reset, but I'm getting the same problem.

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Sounds like a bad firmware updgrade,

roll back the firmware by redoing the upgrade with your backup that you made prior to the upgrade.

you made a backup right? they may provide older firmwares on the manfactures website linksys is usually good about this.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010


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