Linksys Router Problems

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Linksys Router Problems

I have a linksys router BEFSR41.

It disconnects frequently, and stops working for an extended periods of time.

I use a 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004 firmware.

ANY help would be appreciated.
 
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Replace the router. It's on it's way out.
 
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Is it the Firmware that is old, or no good ?

OR is it a problem with the router ?
 
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The issues you are having are typical of hardware failure in the router itself.

You can try reloading the firmware.

Linksys.com - Support/Technical Support/Choose a Product/Routers and Access Points/Wired Routers/BEFSR41
 
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I agree the cheap , consumer grade routers don't last forever
 
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Originally Posted by tdbn1 View Post
I have a linksys router BEFSR41.

It disconnects frequently, and stops working for an extended periods of time.

I use a 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004 firmware.

ANY help would be appreciated.
unplug the cable from the modem to the router and plug it into your computer. this will tell you if the router is bad.
 
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The router works, but it works on and off.

If i bypass the router, when i recconect it, it works most of the time. Then it fails again. Sometimes minutes sometimes days later.

Two different Linksys Routers are doing the same thing.
 
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when it doesn't work can you ping it ?

that should be the first test to help you determine if its the router or ISP

also do you have any othere computers on the network ?

is so can you see /connect to them when the router "isnt working"
 
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How do I ping the router to check it?
 
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start
run

enter cmd

after the prompt type ping 192.168.1.1

below shows you what you get .

if it doesn't respond then the router is down

if it does then the router is up




Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\skip>ping 192.168.1.1

Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
you can also log into the router and see if your internet connection is up
 
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Originally Posted by tdbn1 View Post
I have a linksys router BEFSR41.

It disconnects frequently, and stops working for an extended periods of time.

I use a 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004 firmware.

ANY help would be appreciated.
Perhaps it may be hot. Unplug it for a while and let it cool down, then try it again. If it takes longer for it to act up, then it may be a heat issue.
 
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I can log onto the router when its down, where it shows that there is no internet connection. I will try pinging it next time
Thanks for the replies. It ha been working fine for the last two days. It will soon act up again.
It does'nt seem to be an overheating problem
I'll keep you posted.
 
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