TechSpot

Linksys wireless g router 2.4 ghz speedbooster Acting funny

By foreverzero89
Apr 24, 2006
  1. ok when i woke up this morning and tried to get on the internet i found that my ethernet light on my modem was out. so i try everything i know and still nothing, then while on tech support(free) i noticed that the orange light on the router to the left was out and all the ethernet port lights were on. so i pulled the power cord out and back in and then everything was working fine. now i know there is a hardware firewall, my question: did the router catch some nasty virus or something in that catagory and this was some kind of "safe" mode?
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    No. :confused:
    Routers do occasionally fall over.It`s when it starts happening regularly you need to worry.

    Lots of ideas HERE about updating firmware,static IPs,DHCP etc.
     
  3. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    ok i see what i need to do just not how to do it, if you could please tell me what i need to do it would be most apprecated, thank you!
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    If this is the first and only problem you`ve had with the router,you don`t need to do anything,although having the latest firmware is always a good idea. HERE

    If you keep getting "crashes" setting a static IP might be an option,if it isn`t already static.HERE
     
  5. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    it definatly is the first, but i have only had it for about 2 months. i don't think it should be messing up so soon.
     
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    More interesting comments HERE
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...