06-25-2012 08:16 PM
I've been using a WRT120N on a local area connection.
The WRT120N acts as a gateway and also to connect to the PPOE connection, via a bridged adsl modem.
I've noticed that the LAN port 1 was flashing although the network cable was disconnected from the physical port. I've restarted a few times but to no avail as well. Ever since that, I've noticed that connection through cable are unstable and hard.
Now, I'm not able to reset or upgrade the router's firmware.
Is there any other way to be done so that I can get this router working as normal again.
06-25-2012 10:55 PM - edited 06-25-2012 10:56 PM
Have you tried to connect your computer to the available ethernet ports on the router? If you're able to, download the firmware online so that you can reconfigure your router. Do the firmware upgrade first then reset for 30 seconds and unplug for 30 seconds and check the leds after that on your router.
06-25-2012 11:37 PM
Yes I've tried all 4 ethernet ports and not able to access to the router's web management page, although my laptop was assigned with an IP address for the connection.
I've called the Linksys/Cisco Tech Centre and related the issue to them and they concluded that the ethernet port is faulty, therefore the router can only be used for wireless connection.Therefore, I might retire this router and get another one.
Thanks for the reply.
06-26-2012 04:39 PM
Try connecting the router on the different power socket and then check the lights status of the router. If possible try to use a different power adapter of the router for same electrical specification…
06-26-2012 05:36 PM
Dibber, thanks for the advice, but the issue persisted. the Port 1 still flashing.
I've given up on this router already, and the adsl is now using another modem+router. Maybe this router shall be my paper weight now. lol...
06-27-2012 01:50 AM
That's really bad, it's seems like the router's ports we busted. Unless there could be another computer connected to it to verify if it's really working.
06-27-2012 05:49 PM
Yeah... the router gone down at a bad timing. The router was actually connected to a desktop and when I couldn't connect to the desktop, I then took it offline to troubleshoot with my laptop. Therefore, I was certain that the ethernet ports was down.
Thanks for the reply.