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Help! My dlink router doesn't work anymore.

By notaclue12
Jul 22, 2007
  1. Sorry about my title ;)

    One morning I woke up and my wireless network wasn't there.
    So I went to my router and the lights were all on, so I power cycled it.
    The power light came on and went off and the Wan and 4 LAN lights stayed on.
    (With no cables plugged in it still does that.)

    :knock:
    D-Link

    I have a D-Link DI-624 (AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router)

    Need more info? Just ask, I might be able to answer.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,310   +617

    use a wired connection to verify the router is dead.
    while in that mode, access the config page and verify the wifi settings.
     
  3. notaclue12

    notaclue12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If you mean like a LAN connection, that won't work.
    It's like This:
    Code:
    +--------------------------------------------+
    |PWR  Status   WAN  WLAN     1   2   3   4   |
    |{ }  { }      { }  { }     { } { } { } { }  |
    +--------------------------------------------+
    And when I plug it in:

    Code:
    +--------------------------------------------+
    |PWR  Status   WAN  WLAN     1   2   3   4   |
    |{ }  { }      {x}  { }     {x} {x} {x} {x}  |
    +--------------------------------------------+
    See, the power light doesn't come on.
    I also have no Ethernet cables connected either.
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    sounds a bit like it's dead to me :D

    you probably know this but the status light should flash and the WLAN light should come on

    we have a D-Link router too and it's completely useless, it gets restarted most days, sometimes more than once :evil:
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,310   +617

    you should have Power, Status and WAN without anything plugged or connected wirelessly.

    when plugged, ONLY the port with the cable inserted should be lit
     
  6. notaclue12

    notaclue12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've checked D-Link's site and it seems nobody else has this problem.:(
    Well, It did survive smoke inhalation. :)

    I also have another router that I accidentally erased it's firmware. :)
     
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    well when you plug it in there should be a current going straight to the Power led so if it still has a guarantee or something on it then see if you can get it exchanged

    if you can connect to the other one with no firmware with an ethernet connection there might be something you can do but i'm not sure, that might be a bit tricky :D i'd suggest googling it
     
  8. notaclue12

    notaclue12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It doesn't get an IP address to do anything with it. :D
    So I am getting parts to make a serial cable for it.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,310   +617

    hum; you could have bought a cheap router and got it running by now.

    suggest you evaluate your time and effort attempting low probability changes
    compared to getting a known, working piece of equipment :)
     
  10. notaclue12

    notaclue12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Good Point, I've had this router for like...............um.............well.....................about..............4....maybe......5 1/2......years. It is kind of.......old :D






    This board is the friendliest board I've found.
     
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    One last easy thing to try.. tho from what i read not sure the odds of success but is easy....

    There should be a reset button (sometimes recessed in a hole you need use a paper clip to get to). Try pushing and holding the reset button several seconds and then release to see if it helps any.
     
  12. notaclue12

    notaclue12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried that already. No luck :(


    Could I upload like a video or pictures to show you what it does?
     
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    :dead: :dead: :dead:

    Then i think it's DOA and you're SOL!

    Best to say your goodbyes and move on.
     
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