Linksys Wireless Router :: WRT160N Power Light Blinking?
May 11, 2009
So I recently upgraded from a WRT54GS to a WRT160N v2, all was well and good for about 3 days. Then I would lose my internet connection every 5 minutes or so, it would fix itself by the time I could open up command prompt and start pinging to pin point the problem. I decided I would update the firmware to see if that would fix the issue. Since doing that the power light has been blinking non stop. I've tried restoring it to factory defaults by holding the reset button for 30seconds, turning it off for 2 minutes and back on. That little blue light just keeps flashing. I can't even access the router setting page using 192.168.1.1. My OS is Windows xp x64 sp2, and I have DSL.
My Wireless-G WRT54G router has a blinking power light and the startup software says "Unable to connect to the Router! Check that the Router has been connected to the computer, and that your Ethernet adapter is working." I tried uploading the firmware but I can't get to the router page to update. Is there a known problem or solution here or am I just going to have to find the router page?
No download available and none available via Linksys Live Chat or FTP and having spent the best part of the week trying to find relevant firmware on other forums I decided to come here to get answers to the following questions, hopefully from version 1.0 experienced owners or not.
#1. Can the firmware of version 2.0 and 3.0 be reduced to flash version 1.0?
#2. When diagnosing the blinking power light issue by connecting directly to the router and the network card using "ping -t 192.168.1.xxx" which network address do I use, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.2 to 2xx?
I get a reply using 192.168.1.1 but I'm not sure that works when using the TFTP Utility if it's the wrong address on my Laptop to ping?
I have a Linksys WRT54GS vers 7.2 Router on an iMac OS X Leopard. The other day I was in the middle of downloading an upgrade for the router when Firefox gave me this message: "Firefox can't find the server". I was no longer able to access the internet, and the router's green power light was left flashing. It flashed for over 24 hours. I tried unplugging the router and shutting down the computer, then plugging in the router and turning on the computer. (I don't have a modem.) The light was still flashing. I tried pressing the logo button for 5 seconds. Still flashing. Tried pressing the reset button in the back. Still flashing. 'I can't get on the internet or into the router. Linksys live chat gave me a link to "Upgrading the router’s firmware using the TFTP utility", which involves a download, but I can't download anything because I can't access the internet.
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Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Request timed out.Reply from 192.168.1.2: Destination host unreachable.Request timed out.(and offline until the next reset)
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