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DSL & Wired Linksys Router


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#1 doh102

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:14 PM

hey guys, i was wondering if anyone out there could clue me in on this monster headache of a problem. I am trying to hook up verizon dsl. When the computer is connected straight to the modem, i have a great connection. I am trying to use a linksys wired router (befsr41 vers. 4) to hook up both computers in the room. The second i hook the router up, there is no signal. I am running windows xp and norton IS, but both firewalls are turned off. I spent hours on the phone with someone from linksys, but they couldn't help. I couldn't even ping the router. My biggest problem is that i don't understand this stuff at all, so technical support is difficult. Please, if anyone out there has any suggestions, please let me know, and remember, i'm a lehman!

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 06:28 PM

what i would do my buddy, is to obtain the latest firmware for the router and apply it. then i would give it a hard reset.>power off, while holding reset button in, power up, hold for 30 seconds or so.
now you have the latest edition firmware, and it is reset to defaults. linksys has (as you are now aware im sure) a quick setup, while on setup you choose type of connection, pppoe, dhcp, layer 2 oriented cable, then you simply fill in appropriate blanks. when finished router resets itself, i would power cycle the modem, router and restart the computer, just to be sure.
make certain you do a hard reset man, it got me outta a few jams that i thought was a bad router.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 10:18 PM

I have the same router and it was a pain to set up. The key was enabling dhcp.

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