05-25-2011 06:22 PM
So for some reason I felt like upgrading the firmware on my WRT54G2. Really didn't have any issues with it other than the occasional disconnect. I have version 1.5. So I downloaded the firmware and upgraded it. Now I can't log back into the router, although my internet is working fine through it. I get the log in prompt, and when I put my credentials in, I just get all sorts of crazy characters such as:
I held the reset button back to factory, and it did reset as the default credentials work, but I still get the same crap when I log in. Any ideas? Is it toast? Thanks.
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05-25-2011 06:51 PM
Yes router's IP for server and admin for password. Check if the router is still releasing an IP. If the PC is getting 192.168.1.x try to ping the router.
05-25-2011 07:39 PM
Is the power light steady? I'm assuming that you have it wired to the LAN port of the router.
If it's not getting an IP address set it manually.
Reset the router for 10 secs, power light should blink then do a powercycle.
Check if you can ping it. If you're getting time outs lower down the speed of your adapter to half-duplex. That is in the properties of your ethernet adapter.
05-25-2011 08:32 PM
Is wireless disabled on your laptop? Let's say that the router didn't reset, have you tried the password you used before this happened?
Since you have no luck with wired connection have you tried the tftp wirelessly? What's the ssid? Is it linksys and does it have 5 bars?
If nothing is working, try it again, reset the router for 30 secs, use another ethernet cable, another port on the router or another computer.