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    linksys wireless g router w/speedbooster

    well, well, well. oh.....an a HA, HA, HA.

    the reason ya haven't heard much outta me is cause i been playin with this router for 2 DAMN days.

    whats wrong with just hookin it up an everything working??????? nooooooooo, not me buddy. he told me i'd have to update it an call somebody that his wife was on the phone with for 2 or 3 hours. that shoulda gimma a clue.

    first thing...no power cord. found one i had layin around with similar voltage. hooked everything up. run cd.......can't finish setup. power light is constantly blinking. can't upgrade firmware cause router won't connect. been readin..readin...readin. seems a buncha ppl havin problems with linksys router an power light blinkin. tried multiple methods an nothings worked. i'm assuming his wife couldn't get it goin either. it pings but i dunno if she's got it bricked or not. wireless is just becoming one big headache after another. the only other option is buy me a different brand router for 35 bucks that isn't so complicated. oh did i mention....this free laptop is gettin more expensive on a regular basis?????

    #2
    So... It doesn't properly power on? Firmware isn't nessesary.

    Your best thing is use your XP machine to set it up.. Then go for laptop. XP should just plug n play. Oh.. Make sure you got the cables right.

    You don't need the disk really. BUT you need to power on the right way.

    Modem -> router -> computer.

    Also, you don't need to be connected to your router for the router to work.
    You say you can ping it..... i.e. ping 192.168.1.1?

    I'm sure you've tried, but can you access the web intrface? Again 192.168.1.1 using pass and user: admin ?

    If is bricked, your SOL truthfully. And for 35t bucks its not worth the effort.

    The good thing is that a router has a NAT firewall so it's highly recomendded getting one anyway.
    Last edited by Patonb; 24 May 2007, 10:58 AM.

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      #3
      I ditched my old Linksys router last weekend and installed a new Netgear router along with my Slingbox. I'm running a Vista desktop, Vista laptop, XP tablet, and a Slingbox on my little network.

      No problems for me, but follow Patonb's advice on using a hard wired connection to set up your router.

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        #4
        The V3 and below wrt54g routers rocked. Running a true linux OS and like 32Megs of RAM. The newer ones, 'cept the gl version, run some stupid M$ language and 8Megs of Memmory.

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          #5
          its the WRT54GS. nope, can't get the web interface with, 192.168.1.1. i pinged that ip with everything connected correctly an it was good.

          the power lights are on when no cables are connected but then when i hook the cables, the power light just flashes repeatedly an comp says....can't detect router or something like that. haven't tried powering on that way. i'll do that next. heres some readage for any helpers.

          http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials...0724_3618616_2

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            #6
            Well then...... You're not totally fubared... Just do the easy resurrection method... Which is quite easy...

            Well according to your article.

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              #7
              tried a couple other things. light stayed on a few minutes. it stays on if no cables are hooked. i'll try that articles method tomorrow, i'm done for this day, lol.

              really thinkin about takin mike honchos approach an just ditch it.

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                #8
                Just think, You know soooo much more now.

                Try the article, it seems really simple... Only real catch is the forcing your NIC to 10Mbits., and your router perfectly fits the only confused description, easily fixed.

                Ehe... i lied, it's in the control panel, under networking!

                Either fix this one or get anew one... either way you really should have one as a front lline defence.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Patonb
                  Just think, You know soooo much more now.

                  Try the article, it seems really simple... Only real catch is the forcing your NIC to 10Mbits., and your router perfectly fits the only confused description, easily fixed.

                  Ehe... i lied, it's in the control panel, under networking!

                  Either fix this one or get anew one... either way you really should have one as a front lline defence.
                  hehe, yea i done checked the 10 half duplex, played around with that for something else awhile back. i am learnin bunches. more than i want, i believe. gettin real good at un/pluggin these cables with no fingers too.

                  are all brands of routers this easy to lock-up an soooooo hard to get straightened out??????

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                    #10
                    Yes... Basically what happened is either it was a bad d/l of the firmware, or there was a powersurge while doing it.

                    BTW The odds of brickin is very remote. They just got unlucky.

                    I'd give that 1 shot then buy another.

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                      #11
                      patonb, you prowlin around anywhere?

                      i changed to half duplex, plugged er up an the power lights stayin on, woo hoo. setup was goin thru til i got to the part about......configure cable or dhcp settings. choices are...dhcp, pppoe, static ip an i guess the other choices are cable an whatnot. i don't use un/password so that deletes pppoe. should i just go with dhcp, which is what i'm set at or do i need to set a static ip?

                      or anybody.......for settin up this wireless router.
                      Last edited by rollin64; 25 May 2007, 12:43 PM.

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                        #12
                        Are you using DSL or cable?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Andy
                          Are you using DSL or cable?
                          i got dsl. now when i run setup it keeps askin for my password over an over. i've reset it....tried my password an admin an it just keeps askin. wish i could grip a hammer.......well......maybe not.

                          it's really pissin me the F@#$K off. this mornin it ran all the way to askin for those settings, now all i get is......PLEASE ENTER PASSWORD.

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                            #14
                            DSL is usually PPPoE when setting up a router. Try to match this up with yours, user name is usually your email address xxxx@xxxxx.xxx in this format, password is your email address password. That should get the router to log onto your DSL service automatically and stay logged in. Once you get this done, the next step is doing the wireless stuff if you want to set this up too. Skip the install program, just go to the 192.168.1.1 and go through those screens to set it up. Hit save changes and you should be good to go if that thing isnt broken or something. Have you tried doing like this already?

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                              #15
                              It's usually admin admin.

                              Try that...... don't give up..... you're winning!

                              Edit......... Andy'd right!

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