linksys wireless router problems

August 21, 2011 at 02:38:38
Specs: Windows XP
Hi can you tell me what might be wrong with my linksys wireless router WAP54G.. It was working fine yesterday morning, but last night I tried to get online with no joy. Used several different computers to try and access the router but could only get access to the router setup via wired pc. Tried reset to defaults on main menu and when this didn't work tried powerdown / reset button, after this cannot access the router at all. Left powered down all night and reconnected this morning but still won't work.. Any ideas??? PLZ Cheers Dave

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August 21, 2011 at 04:09:04
Is the wireless signal being detected by the client systems?
Usually if you hit the reset button on a router the default state of the wireless part is "Off" and you would need to re-enable the wireless and reset whatever security protocol was in place.
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August 21, 2011 at 08:25:01
You should reset wireless router by pressing reset button for 15-20s while it's powered on, after that log on to wireless router management page again and reconfigure it. Read the router manual to know the default IP address of router, so that you could access it after resetting it.

Hope this helps.

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August 21, 2011 at 09:17:09
Thanks for the replies. tried reseting for 15 - 20s but still no joy..tried default settings ( to access but just comes up with "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage, What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems".
Maybe it's just time to send to the landfill.. :-(

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September 8, 2011 at 23:44:18

You have to keep the router centrally, in order to reduce the distance to clients for insuring a better connection. You should not place it in the corner of the basement, if wireless clients all over the house will be using it. While connecting the router to the system, you have to reboot the system to ensure that it will get a new IP address from a router via DHCP. Also, make sure that Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.

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September 9, 2011 at 07:38:57
Holding reset with the unit powered on for 10 seconds is plenty and will reset to factory defaults.

Try pinging the default IP of the unit ( and see if it responds. If it doesn't, the unit is broken and needs to be replaced.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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September 10, 2011 at 01:13:28
Thanks to all that replied.. Seems after leaving turned off for 2 days, it now works again..Weird ?? Never mind...
Thanks again

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