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Thread: wrt54gl (wired and wireless router) - wired not working

  1. #1
    Kerry Liles
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    wrt54gl (wired and wireless router) - wired not working

    Just bought this (new) - flashed Tomato firmware and was working nicely...
    all of a sudden, router reset itself more or less continuously (after
    working well for about 10 min or so). Decided to try to flash back to
    Linksys firmware, but wired ports absolutely dead... no link lights when
    cable plugged in, no lights on front of unit to indicate a cable connected.
    Reset procedure no difference... flashed original Linksys firmware via
    wireless (yes, I know not supposed to, but unit was 6 inches away and the
    flashing worked). Still no joy with wired ports...

    Anyone have any other ideas before I use to build a retaining wall...




  2. #2
    Char Jackson
    Guest

    Re: wrt54gl (wired and wireless router) - wired not working

    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:52:57 -0500, "Kerry Liles"
    <kerry.removethisandoneperiod.liles@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Just bought this (new) - flashed Tomato firmware and was working nicely...
    >all of a sudden, router reset itself more or less continuously (after
    >working well for about 10 min or so). Decided to try to flash back to
    >Linksys firmware, but wired ports absolutely dead... no link lights when
    >cable plugged in, no lights on front of unit to indicate a cable connected.
    >Reset procedure no difference... flashed original Linksys firmware via
    >wireless (yes, I know not supposed to, but unit was 6 inches away and the
    >flashing worked). Still no joy with wired ports...
    >
    >Anyone have any other ideas before I use to build a retaining wall...


    When you did a reset, was it a 'full' reset, where you hold the reset
    button for 30 seconds? Shorter resets just initialize a few things,
    while the full reset puts everything back to stock settings.

    Since you can still access it wirelessly, it seems like a possible
    hardware (switch) failure, but I haven't seen that before. Maybe
    someone else has.


  3. #3
    Kerry Liles
    Guest

    Re: wrt54gl (wired and wireless router) - wired not working

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:9sllf51s7v88eoq0v509k0jdtb1jck27in@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:52:57 -0500, "Kerry Liles"
    > <kerry.removethisandoneperiod.liles@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Just bought this (new) - flashed Tomato firmware and was working nicely...
    >>all of a sudden, router reset itself more or less continuously (after
    >>working well for about 10 min or so). Decided to try to flash back to
    >>Linksys firmware, but wired ports absolutely dead... no link lights when
    >>cable plugged in, no lights on front of unit to indicate a cable
    >>connected.
    >>Reset procedure no difference... flashed original Linksys firmware via
    >>wireless (yes, I know not supposed to, but unit was 6 inches away and the
    >>flashing worked). Still no joy with wired ports...
    >>
    >>Anyone have any other ideas before I use to build a retaining wall...

    >
    > When you did a reset, was it a 'full' reset, where you hold the reset
    > button for 30 seconds? Shorter resets just initialize a few things,
    > while the full reset puts everything back to stock settings.
    >
    > Since you can still access it wirelessly, it seems like a possible
    > hardware (switch) failure, but I haven't seen that before. Maybe
    > someone else has.
    >


    Yeah, I tried lots of reset attempts - definitely first one was holding
    reset for 30 seconds or more. Found some info on 30/30/30 technique - 30
    seconds with power; 30 without; 30 again with power again... etc. Tried
    several other ideas: holding reset while removing power or applying power
    etc. WAY too much use of the reset button.

    I did have an online chat with Linksys tech support who took a long time to
    realize I was NOT using said router to communicate with them (was accessing
    it locally... from a laptop) and my claim that there were no link lights on
    the RJ45 connection at the laptop was not quite understood... but they came
    to the conclusion it was a brick. I hate to have to navigate the 'for-pay'
    return policy of this vendor...



  4. #4
    Tony Hwang
    Guest

    Re: wrt54gl (wired and wireless router) - wired not working

    Kerry Liles wrote:
    > Just bought this (new) - flashed Tomato firmware and was working nicely...
    > all of a sudden, router reset itself more or less continuously (after
    > working well for about 10 min or so). Decided to try to flash back to
    > Linksys firmware, but wired ports absolutely dead... no link lights when
    > cable plugged in, no lights on front of unit to indicate a cable connected.
    > Reset procedure no difference... flashed original Linksys firmware via
    > wireless (yes, I know not supposed to, but unit was 6 inches away and the
    > flashing worked). Still no joy with wired ports...
    >
    > Anyone have any other ideas before I use to build a retaining wall...
    >
    >
    >

    Hi,
    You may have a flaky power adapter, loose connection or some bad component.


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