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  1. #1
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my original
    post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I haven't touched
    the router settings (e.g., reset to factory settings and reconfigure
    from scratch) either!


    On 9/22/2009 11:38 PM PT, Ant typed:

    > Hello!
    >
    > So far today, my old Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locked/freeze up twice.
    > When that happened, I could no longer surf the Web and lost connection
    > to the Internet. Basically, pinging and connecting to router
    > (192.168.0.1 -- wanted to see its logs; same for Ambit cable modem's
    > 192.168.100.1) no longer responded. HOWEVER, LAN still worked (can
    > access my other computers). The only way to fix this problem was to pull
    > its power plug from the rear and replug it.
    >
    > It started and happened this early morning and just a few minutes ago. I
    > was surfing the Web and streaming YouTube videos. I upgraded to the
    > latest firmware (1.52.16) about nine days ago (9/13/2009). I did not
    > have this problem before today with older and the latest firmwares.
    >
    > Has anyone seen/heard/experienced this problem? I wonder if my router is
    > dying? Or maybe a bad latest firmware (if it was bad, wouldn't I had
    > experienced this problem way earlier after the upgrade?)? I don't think
    > it is temperature related since it was not during peak heat temperatures
    > (can go up to almost 90F degrees).
    >
    > Thank you in advance. :)

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  2. #2
    chris
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    "Ant" wrote

    > Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my original
    > post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I haven't touched
    > the router settings (e.g., reset to factory settings and reconfigure
    > from scratch) either!


    and so the ant story got a happy end.
    It took your router some time to learn how to work with his/her new brain.



  3. #3
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On 9/29/2009 6:28 AM PT, chris typed:

    >> Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my original
    >> post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I haven't touched
    >> the router settings (e.g., reset to factory settings and reconfigure
    >> from scratch) either!

    >
    > and so the ant story got a happy end.


    Maybe!


    > It took your router some time to learn how to work with his/her new brain.


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  4. #4
    GlowingBlueMist
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Ant wrote:
    > On 9/29/2009 6:28 AM PT, chris typed:
    >
    >>> Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my
    >>> original post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I
    >>> haven't touched the router settings (e.g., reset to factory
    >>> settings and reconfigure from scratch) either!

    >>
    >> and so the ant story got a happy end.

    >
    > Maybe!
    >
    >
    >> It took your router some time to learn how to work with his/her new
    >> brain.

    >
    >> P


    Hope keeps on ticking as they say...

    Wonder if the problem was a RFI one like many have had with cell phones
    lately or kitchen appliances generating abnormal noise. If it happens
    again and you use a Cell be sure to power it off and see if things go back
    to normal. Plugging the router into an outlet that is on a different
    breaker might help identify if it's a dirty power input from something else.
    As one person recently discovered, his laptop would crash when the
    refrigerator went into defrost due to static feeding back from the
    refrigerator to the laptop's AC input.



  5. #5
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On 9/29/2009 1:46 PM PT, GlowingBlueMist typed:

    > Hope keeps on ticking as they say...
    >
    > Wonder if the problem was a RFI one like many have had with cell phones
    > lately or kitchen appliances generating abnormal noise. If it happens
    > again and you use a Cell be sure to power it off and see if things go back
    > to normal. Plugging the router into an outlet that is on a different
    > breaker might help identify if it's a dirty power input from something else.
    > As one person recently discovered, his laptop would crash when the
    > refrigerator went into defrost due to static feeding back from the
    > refrigerator to the laptop's AC input.


    Interesting. I haven't changed anything in terms of power, outlets,
    devices, etc. either. So far no problems since I last posted... We'll
    see! I will follow-up if it happens again.

    I do remember back in 2003 when I first used the router, it locked up
    ONCE. I had to reset because unplugging and replugging its power still
    won't let me connect to the network. Maybe this router is crap?
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  6. #6
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Crap, it happened again a few minutes ago (was watching Flash videos ten
    minutes before it too) and it's Monday (don't have time to reset and
    reconfigure from scratch). So that uptime was about 13 days. :(


    Ant <ant@zimage.comant> wrote:
    > Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my original
    > post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I haven't touched
    > the router settings (e.g., reset to factory settings and reconfigure
    > from scratch) either!


    > On 9/22/2009 11:38 PM PT, Ant typed:


    > > Hello!
    > >
    > > So far today, my old Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locked/freeze up twice.
    > > When that happened, I could no longer surf the Web and lost connection
    > > to the Internet. Basically, pinging and connecting to router
    > > (192.168.0.1 -- wanted to see its logs; same for Ambit cable modem's
    > > 192.168.100.1) no longer responded. HOWEVER, LAN still worked (can
    > > access my other computers). The only way to fix this problem was to pull
    > > its power plug from the rear and replug it.
    > >
    > > It started and happened this early morning and just a few minutes ago. I
    > > was surfing the Web and streaming YouTube videos. I upgraded to the
    > > latest firmware (1.52.16) about nine days ago (9/13/2009). I did not
    > > have this problem before today with older and the latest firmwares.
    > >
    > > Has anyone seen/heard/experienced this problem? I wonder if my router is
    > > dying? Or maybe a bad latest firmware (if it was bad, wouldn't I had
    > > experienced this problem way earlier after the upgrade?)? I don't think
    > > it is temperature related since it was not during peak heat temperatures
    > > (can go up to almost 90F degrees).
    > >
    > > Thank you in advance. :)

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  7. #7
    Rambo
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    May be you have power outlet electric noises.
    I think i got a similar problem one month ago, my modem/router have done
    a factory reset by itself.


    Ant wrote:
    > Crap, it happened again a few minutes ago (was watching Flash videos ten
    > minutes before it too) and it's Monday (don't have time to reset and
    > reconfigure from scratch). So that uptime was about 13 days. :(
    >
    >
    > Ant <ant@zimage.comant> wrote:
    >> Weird. I haven't had any new lockup incidents so far since my original
    >> post on 9/22/2009. I wonder what happened that day. I haven't touched
    >> the router settings (e.g., reset to factory settings and reconfigure
    >> from scratch) either!

    >
    >> On 9/22/2009 11:38 PM PT, Ant typed:

    >
    >>> Hello!
    >>>
    >>> So far today, my old Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locked/freeze up twice.
    >>> When that happened, I could no longer surf the Web and lost connection
    >>> to the Internet. Basically, pinging and connecting to router
    >>> (192.168.0.1 -- wanted to see its logs; same for Ambit cable modem's
    >>> 192.168.100.1) no longer responded. HOWEVER, LAN still worked (can
    >>> access my other computers). The only way to fix this problem was to pull
    >>> its power plug from the rear and replug it.
    >>>
    >>> It started and happened this early morning and just a few minutes ago. I
    >>> was surfing the Web and streaming YouTube videos. I upgraded to the
    >>> latest firmware (1.52.16) about nine days ago (9/13/2009). I did not
    >>> have this problem before today with older and the latest firmwares.
    >>>
    >>> Has anyone seen/heard/experienced this problem? I wonder if my router is
    >>> dying? Or maybe a bad latest firmware (if it was bad, wouldn't I had
    >>> experienced this problem way earlier after the upgrade?)? I don't think
    >>> it is temperature related since it was not during peak heat temperatures
    >>> (can go up to almost 90F degrees).
    >>>
    >>> Thank you in advance. :)


  8. #8
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Hmmm noises? Wouldn't other things plugged devices be affected too?


    On 10/6/2009 12:20 AM PT, Rambo typed:

    > May be you have power outlet electric noises.
    > I think i got a similar problem one month ago, my modem/router have done
    > a factory reset by itself.

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  9. #9
    GlowingBlueMist
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Ant wrote:
    > Hmmm noises? Wouldn't other things plugged devices be affected too?
    >
    >
    > On 10/6/2009 12:20 AM PT, Rambo typed:
    >
    >> May be you have power outlet electric noises.
    >> I think i got a similar problem one month ago, my modem/router have
    >> done a factory reset by itself.


    Not necessarily, it all depends on the type of noise and if the device is
    sensitive to it.
    Think of it like interference on your AM radio around 650 but does not
    bother stations around 1500, the FM band or the TV.

    Just about anything electrical in the home can cause some kind of
    interference if it has a problem, and still function. Be it a portable
    phone, refrigerator, microwave, and even an electric water heater. One time
    my dad had static on his cable TV so bad it would wipe out half the
    channels, but at random intervals. We finally tracked the problem down with
    a portable AM radio and found the noise inbound at the fuse panel from the
    power company's wires. More troubleshooting traced the problem to a
    neighbors house on the same power company transformer as my dad's place.
    They had an defective thermostat in their water heater that was generating
    all the noise. With the thermostat replaced the cable TV problems at my
    dad's place and everyone else on the same transformer were gone.



  10. #10
    Ant
    Guest

    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Interesting. I haven't added/changed/removed anything for power stuff
    recently. I still think it is the firmware upgrade.

    I had another lock up at around 8:12 AM PDT. Oh well, still need to find
    time to reset and reconfigure the settings (tedious to do from
    scratch!). I know it's not related to Flash videos and my new port
    forwarding.

    I did see a lag a few minutes before it locked up. Something is odd
    before this lockup happens. I should check the logs right between them.


    On 10/6/2009 11:06 AM PT, GlowingBlueMist typed:

    >> Hmmm noises? Wouldn't other things plugged devices be affected too?

    >
    > Not necessarily, it all depends on the type of noise and if the device is
    > sensitive to it.
    > Think of it like interference on your AM radio around 650 but does not
    > bother stations around 1500, the FM band or the TV.
    >
    > Just about anything electrical in the home can cause some kind of
    > interference if it has a problem, and still function. Be it a portable
    > phone, refrigerator, microwave, and even an electric water heater. One time
    > my dad had static on his cable TV so bad it would wipe out half the
    > channels, but at random intervals. We finally tracked the problem down with
    > a portable AM radio and found the noise inbound at the fuse panel from the
    > power company's wires. More troubleshooting traced the problem to a
    > neighbors house on the same power company transformer as my dad's place.
    > They had an defective thermostat in their water heater that was generating
    > all the noise. With the thermostat replaced the cable TV problems at my
    > dad's place and everyone else on the same transformer were gone.

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  11. #11
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:31:21 -0700, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:

    >I had another lock up at around 8:12 AM PDT. Oh well, still need to find
    >time to reset and reconfigure the settings (tedious to do from
    >scratch!).


    Does your router allow you to save your settings to a config file, do
    the full reset, then reload your saved settings? Or in your case,
    would that just bring one or more problematic settings back in?

    Personally, I've never considered NAT router setup to be tedious. It
    normally only takes a minute or two, if that.


  12. #12
    John Carter
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote in
    news:5o6dnXkJI4nUKVHXnZ2dnUVZ_vZi4p2d@earthlink.com:

    > Interesting. I haven't added/changed/removed anything for power
    > stuff recently. I still think it is the firmware upgrade.
    >
    > I had another lock up at around 8:12 AM PDT. Oh well, still need
    > to find time to reset and reconfigure the settings (tedious to do
    > from scratch!). I know it's not related to Flash videos and my new
    > port forwarding.
    >
    > I did see a lag a few minutes before it locked up. Something is
    > odd before this lockup happens. I should check the logs right
    > between them.
    >
    >

    <<<<snip>>>>

    I have been following this thread for a few weeks now and it seems to
    me that you are spending a lot of time on this problem. This leads
    me to make the following recommendation: You should purchase a new
    router. Many are less tahn $100 and most are in the $50 to $80
    range. I say this not to duck the problem, intriguig as it is, but
    considering the value of your time, itseems that you have used that
    much already.

    In my business, if I have an infrastructure device causing me this
    kind of problem, it is chaeper to buy a new one and use my time
    working on billable projects. Spending billable time on problems
    such as these causes me basically a double hit on income/revenue.

    I am not trying to be snarky here, but one thing a lot of people
    don't factor into these decisions is the cost of their time, and
    whether it is billable hours or just leisure time spent after your
    work day, it still needs to be considered.

    Thanks for listening, and I hope I have provided some food for
    thought.

  13. #13
    chris
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    "John Carter" wrote

    > I have been following this thread for a few weeks now and it seems to
    > me that you are spending a lot of time on this problem. This leads
    > me to make the following recommendation: You should purchase a new
    > router. Many are less tahn $100 and most are in the $50 to $80
    > range. I say this not to duck the problem, intriguig as it is, but
    > considering the value of your time, itseems that you have used that
    > much already.


    You are 110% right ;-), but .....
    - some people love to solve problems even if it makes you crazy
    I love this kind of problems; thanks to the M$ sofware so much people
    has a job getting PC's working.
    - a new router could give other problems
    - what other router? This one works so why buy a new one?
    It's sometimes difficult to find a router with the same specs.

    > In my business, if I have an infrastructure device causing me this
    > kind of problem, it is chaeper to buy a new one and use my time
    > working on billable projects. Spending billable time on problems
    > such as these causes me basically a double hit on income/revenue.


    I would do the same in a business situation, but this is a private
    situation.

    > Thanks for listening, and I hope I have provided some food for
    > thought.


    an open door?
    If it don't cost family time it's worth every penny to solve this kind of
    problems. It's a kind of relexation; maybe difficult to understand for a lot
    of people. If you have a regular job it only cost your own free time.



  14. #14
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On 10/7/2009 1:38 PM PT, Char Jackson typed:

    > On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:31:21 -0700, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:
    >
    >> I had another lock up at around 8:12 AM PDT. Oh well, still need to find
    >> time to reset and reconfigure the settings (tedious to do from
    >> scratch!).

    >
    > Does your router allow you to save your settings to a config file, do
    > the full reset, then reload your saved settings? Or in your case,
    > would that just bring one or more problematic settings back in?


    There's none that I saw. Upgrading firmwares DO keep the settings. :(


    > Personally, I've never considered NAT router setup to be tedious. It
    > normally only takes a minute or two, if that.


    Even with the port forwarding, disabling uPnP, enabling identd (need
    this for IRC :(), etc.? :P This router has tons of options and stuff.
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  15. #15
    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On 10/8/2009 2:01 AM PT, chris typed:

    >> I have been following this thread for a few weeks now and it seems to
    >> me that you are spending a lot of time on this problem. This leads
    >> me to make the following recommendation: You should purchase a new
    >> router. Many are less tahn $100 and most are in the $50 to $80
    >> range. I say this not to duck the problem, intriguig as it is, but
    >> considering the value of your time, itseems that you have used that
    >> much already.

    >
    > You are 110% right ;-), but .....
    > - some people love to solve problems even if it makes you crazy
    > I love this kind of problems; thanks to the M$ sofware so much people
    > has a job getting PC's working.
    > - a new router could give other problems
    > - what other router? This one works so why buy a new one?
    > It's sometimes difficult to find a router with the same specs.


    Ditto. I am pretty sure it is the latet firmware because I had no
    problems before upgrading. Either it is my settings or the latest
    firmware. I just need to spend time on that.

    Easy fix when the lock up occurs. Unplug and replug its power and back
    in business for a while (minimal time was a day so far but it is very rare).


    >> In my business, if I have an infrastructure device causing me this
    >> kind of problem, it is chaeper to buy a new one and use my time
    >> working on billable projects. Spending billable time on problems
    >> such as these causes me basically a double hit on income/revenue.

    >
    > I would do the same in a business situation, but this is a private
    > situation.


    Ditto. Home.


    >> Thanks for listening, and I hope I have provided some food for
    >> thought.

    >
    > an open door?
    > If it don't cost family time it's worth every penny to solve this kind of
    > problems. It's a kind of relexation; maybe difficult to understand for a lot
    > of people. If you have a regular job it only cost your own free time.


    Yep, I rarely have time to do anything fun at home due to work, other l
    life issues, etc. I am not young anymore. :(
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  16. #16
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:10:42 -0700, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:

    >On 10/7/2009 1:38 PM PT, Char Jackson typed:
    >
    >> Personally, I've never considered NAT router setup to be tedious. It
    >> normally only takes a minute or two, if that.

    >
    >Even with the port forwarding, disabling uPnP, enabling identd (need
    >this for IRC :(), etc.? :P This router has tons of options and stuff.


    For most people, the router defaults normally work fine, but you seem
    to have some specific requirements, so in your case there's a bit of
    extra setup involved.

    I have to concur with the others who suggested replacing your antique
    router. Wasn't that model current around 2003-2004 or so? The Linksys
    WRT54GL (with dd-wrt firmware, of course) makes a fine platform.


  17. #17
    chris
    Guest

    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    I wrote

    > - a new router could give other problems
    > - what other router? This one works so why buy a new one?


    it looks that I found the solution for my problem ( not getting an IP
    Address ).
    A new router should have the same trouble and also doesn't get online.
    My cable modem seems to know what router I use and stored
    somewhere the MAC Address and I'm not allowed? to use another
    MAC Address?
    The BEFSX41 router has a MAC Address clone page and after
    I set it to enable and used the MAC adress from my current router
    I got my internet IP.
    Maybe another MAC Adress is allowed after a cold start from the
    cable modem, but using the cloned MAC Address is easier.
    But I have to know so I will try it someday.
    So far, so good and I didn't had to buy another ( and most likely also
    a not working ) router.
    Time to go play with the security settings ( next week ) and to get
    or not to get a lock up and blame the latest firmware.




  18. #18
    Char Jackson
    Guest

    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On Thu, 8 Oct 2009 23:22:25 +0200, "chris" <notme@home.fun> wrote:

    >I wrote
    >
    >> - a new router could give other problems
    >> - what other router? This one works so why buy a new one?

    >
    >it looks that I found the solution for my problem ( not getting an IP
    >Address ).
    >A new router should have the same trouble and also doesn't get online.
    >My cable modem seems to know what router I use and stored
    >somewhere the MAC Address and I'm not allowed? to use another
    >MAC Address?
    >The BEFSX41 router has a MAC Address clone page and after
    >I set it to enable and used the MAC adress from my current router
    >I got my internet IP.
    >Maybe another MAC Adress is allowed after a cold start from the
    >cable modem, but using the cloned MAC Address is easier.
    >But I have to know so I will try it someday.
    >So far, so good and I didn't had to buy another ( and most likely also
    >a not working ) router.
    >Time to go play with the security settings ( next week ) and to get
    >or not to get a lock up and blame the latest firmware.


    I don't know which country you live in, but in the US the residential
    default is for the cable modem to store a single MAC address with
    which it will communicate. If you want the modem to talk to a device
    with a different MAC address, you need to cycle the power on the cable
    modem, allowing it to learn the new MAC that it will then talk to.

    So your assumption is correct.

    In some places, residential customers are allowed to purchase (at
    extra cost) the capability to connect multiple devices to the cable
    modem, but in nearly every case it's better to simply attach a NAT
    router and then connect the multiple devices to the router.


  19. #19
    Rambo
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    Ant wrote:
    > Interesting. I haven't added/changed/removed anything for power stuff
    > recently. I still think it is the firmware upgrade.
    >


    My power noise was not created by me having "added/changed/removed
    anything for power stuff" ... but came from my power provider.

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    Ant
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    Re: Linksys BEFSX41 v1 router locking up?

    On 10/8/2009 1:25 PM PT, Char Jackson typed:

    >>> Personally, I've never considered NAT router setup to be tedious. It
    >>> normally only takes a minute or two, if that.

    >> Even with the port forwarding, disabling uPnP, enabling identd (need
    >> this for IRC :(), etc.? :P This router has tons of options and stuff.

    >
    > For most people, the router defaults normally work fine, but you seem
    > to have some specific requirements, so in your case there's a bit of
    > extra setup involved.
    >
    > I have to concur with the others who suggested replacing your antique
    > router. Wasn't that model current around 2003-2004 or so? The Linksys
    > WRT54GL (with dd-wrt firmware, of course) makes a fine platform.


    I will get a new one once I know it is the router hardware. Still need
    to fiddle with the settings and firmwares. Funny thing, I just retired
    my Netgear RT311 router last summer because it kept losing connection
    every 12-15 hours or so. Oy.
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