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rocketman73
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-06-2010

E3000 flashing power LED

My router will not work.  The power light keeps flashing.  I tried to download the firmware, but when I click on the link it says the page cannot be found.  Any advice?

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,328
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds and release.  Wait 10 seconds and power cycle the router.  Now connect via wired computer to 192.168.1.1 with username blank password 'admin'.  Reconfigure or upgrade the firmware now.

rocketman73
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-06-2010

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

When I type in 192.168.1.1 the page says it's unable to connect

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,328
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

More info.  Is the power light still flashing?  Try the above again a few times and report back.

rocketman73
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-06-2010

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

I tried again and still not working.  I held the reset switch for 30 seconds and powered off then on.  Then I connected the computer to the router and the router to the cable modem.  I then typed 192.168.1.1 in the browser and got the message Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.1.

 

The power light is still flashing. 

 

The icon on the bottom right of my screen said I am connected to the network, but local only.

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,328
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

Since your light is still flashing, your firmware is corrupt.  Don't know how that happened unless all this happened during an upgrade.  You need to unbrick the router.  Follow these instructions BUT first make sure you have a valid copy of the firmware before you start.

 

http://www.savemondo.com/2008/11/21/how-to-unbrick-a-linksys-router/

 

rocketman73
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎11-06-2010

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

Thanks.  It is now unbricked, though this link worked better

 

 

http://www.lancelhoff.com/how-to-fix-a-bricked-linksys-router/

 

Again, Thanks

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,328
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

Thanks for the update.  We'll start using that link also too.

lsegal
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-05-2011

Re: E3000 flashing power LED

Any idea how i should be doing this with my mac? Have tried to follow the same steps (dealing with the same problem), but no luck.  thanks

s020822
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-01-2011

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