Hello, I was trying to get my WAP54G to use WPA/WPA2; I since found out this is not possible. I was giving up on the WPA/WPA2 setting and going back to WEP. The access point was not working with the correct WEP settings.
On the built-in web page I clicked on the SES symbol. A white page came up saying to push the client's button. I have no client with a button to push, so I let this go for a couple of minutes. Nothing happened. I then unplugged the access point, waiting a few seconds, then plugged in again. Power and link lights came on, activity light did NOT! I tried pressing the reset button, holding for up to 2 minutes, then unplugging/plugging in the unit again. I've tried several reset suggestions found by searching the internet. None of the suggestions has worked. It will not respond to a ping at 192.168.1.245, nor the last IP address I had it set to.
If unplug the unit from my computer, the link light with go out and come back on when plugged in again. I believe that unit is not totally fried or locked up. However I can't get into it.
Hi Fred, Thanks for replying. I have already read the document, specifically about resetting the hardware. I realize I didn't mention it specifically, but it was one of the resources I came across during my search for ideas.
The problem is that the activity (ACT) light does not come on at all any more, the unit does not respond to pings any more, at any address. After pressing and holding the reset button for any where between 10 seconds and 2 minutes, the activity light still does not come on or blink or anything. And the unit still does not respond to any pings.
Hi Fred, I followed the instructions on page 9 of your guide. Pings only return: harlan@star64 linksys $ ping 192.168.1.245 PING 192.168.1.245 (192.168.1.245) 56(84) bytes of data. From 192.168.1.30 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.30 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.30 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
Follow the links at the end of the document, one of them explains how to de-brick your WAP54G. It requires that you open the WAP54G and short a pin and then turning on the AP, then doing the TFTP thing. Let me know how you go, if you don't have any success then PM me you email address and I will see what I can do. Regards Fred