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EXTREEM
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-20-2009

Linksys BEFSR41 v4.2 FirmWare Upgrade Problem

Hello, I have a problem with Linksys BEFSR41 v4.2 wired router. I tried to upgrade my firmware. Downloaded it from the official website, and proceeded as the instructions said. The file was browsed, the GUI started the upgrade, and then it ended up with the standart error (timeout). I've found a topic here http://forums.linksysbycisco.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wired_Routers&thread.id=23611 , but I still have a question to ask. If the power LED is blinking and the router itself cannot be ping'ed, then is there a way to bring the router back to life, or can I be considered an owner of a piece of metal and plastic? Any thoughts on why and how did this even happen? Thanks in advance.
Mort
Posts: 3,636
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: Linksys BEFSR41 v4.2 FirmWare Upgrade Problem

If the power light on your Router is Flashing that means your Router is Bricked, because the firmware on your Router is not Uploaded perfectly .

 

Here are the steps which you try to make your Router functional : 

 

  • Hold down the reset button for at least 30 seconds.
  • While still holding down the reset button, unplug the device.
  • While still holding down the reset button, leave the unit unplugged for at least 5 seconds.
  • While still holding down the reset button, plug the power cord back into the router.
  • After 5 seconds, you can stop holding down the reset button. (I know, your finger must be tired by now).
  • Go to the webpage of the router. It’s usually http://192.168.1.1/ or http://192.168.2.1/
  • You should see the special mode.
  • Upload the firmware you were trying to load up, or try resetting it.
  • Follow the remainder of the instructions in the admin and that’s it.

 

Posts: 86
Registered: ‎11-14-2008

Re: Linksys BEFSR41 v4.2 FirmWare Upgrade Problem

Try using a TFTP client to upload the firmware, just download a TFTP client from the web and connect using your router's IP address. Use the password for the router (default "admin") and upload the firmware version. Works most of the time.