Thread: Linksys Router Problem
December 9th, 2002, 04:09 PM #1
Linksys Router Problem
Is there some sort of trick I need to do to get the linksys BEFSR41 to power on? I plug it in and the power led light doesn't come on, I just got it this morning.
I see no visable on/off power button so am i missing something here or did i get a bummed router?
December 9th, 2002, 04:11 PM #2
Do you see a hole where you can stick a paper clip in it Maybe it just needs reset.
And removing the AC Adapter is the power switch.
EDIT - It's been awhile since I messed w/ mine, I guess it doesn't have a hole for a paper clip. Leaving it powered off for like 3 seconds is the reset. Did you get it new or used?
Last edited by EvilRick; December 9th, 2002 at 04:14 PM.
December 9th, 2002, 04:13 PM #3
Ya i tried restting it.
okay on the remove from wall. even tested outlet and its good.
Also tested just plugging in the router to other outlets to get teh power light to come on and nothing.
December 9th, 2002, 04:15 PM #4
Brand spanking new from Frys this morning. No sticker of death on it either. i made sure not to get a sticker of death one.
December 9th, 2002, 04:15 PM #5
Maybe just the LED is no good, have you tried connecting anything to it?
December 9th, 2002, 04:23 PM #6
Ya i did, i follow directions on the paper thingy and computer didn't even see it, nor the cable modem. said no pc link on cable modem. this is how i had it plugged in.
From cable modem to router plugged in to WAN
then XP Laptop plugged in hole 4
Linux Box plugged in hole 3
and only powered on the laptop (xp) to get it started
Choose that route cuz not familiar with linux yet and i want to get at least one of them working so can come to timo for help
So disconnected all and plug laptop directly to cable modem to post. was also try look at www.linksys.com for the light thingy too.
i hurry call bf nto to mail off my rebate either. cause if i do need to return it will need to also return the cutout upc. Cripes. Frys is not a short drive for us.
EDIT: i gotta get my arse to school have finals today 1 of 2. be back around oh 3pm or so and will chat more with ya and see if we can resolve it before return.
December 9th, 2002, 04:26 PM #7
I guess when you do take this one back, you're gonna ask to see the other one plugged in, right?
And just so you know, I've never heard them referred to as "holes. You may be starting a trend.
December 9th, 2002, 04:41 PM #8
I've heard of power supply problems in these things. Although they are well rated, Linksys seems to have a high failure rate. Mine has worked perfectly, not once glitch in two years.
Sounds like a trip back to Fry's.
December 9th, 2002, 04:56 PM #9
Sounds like you just got a dud. I own tow of them myself and have setup several dozen in the past two years without a problem.
Save yourself some grief and take it back...
December 9th, 2002, 06:33 PM #10
Oh man, this is for the pits. I had been looking forward for 3 days going out to frys. only to get a dud and yes you damm right i will make them plug it in to make sure it powers up.
ER: as to referring them as holes. well um i couldn't think of the name off hand when i was typing it. they are called LAN ports.
December 9th, 2002, 07:53 PM #11
Apparently its the adapter that is bad. Because someone suggested me to try using another adapter to see if i can get it to light up. well i used one and it lighted right up.
however my concerns are the specs of the adapters and if is okay. so wil post old adapter specs first and then second one that I had tried.
First Adapter that came with router:
Linksys power adapter
Model- AD 9/1C
Input: 120V 60Hz 18W
Output: 9VAC 1000mA
Old adapter from my collection of adapters specs:
"for use with telephone device"
AC Input: AC120V 60Hz 12W
DC Output: 12V 500mA
So is this okay to keep using or must I have EXACT specs the same?
December 10th, 2002, 01:44 AM #12
Took router back this evening and got a working one. and now both comps online. linux was pretty easy to set up. didn't have to do anything. LOL This is pretty cool.
Thanks for the help everyone!
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