I tried a hard reset with no success, which is what linksys technical support suggested.

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Usually, you can tell when this process is completed by the WAN light coming on, but it does take several minutes. There are starting to be more and more people who BRICK their routers by not waiting until the nvram is rebuilt, PRIOR to doing a hard reset. To get back to Vx Works (default firmware) you need special instructions. WRT54G5_CFE#h13 In Windows XP, Click Start Button - All Programs - Accessories - Communication - Hyper Terminal Enter a name for the connection, Click ok Choose com port you adapter is plugged into, Click ok Set: Bits per second = 115200 Data Bits = 8 Parity = none Stop bits = 1 Flow control = none Click ok Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you don't have to enter the settings again.

Here is what happened: I was updating my Linksys WRT54GS router with the firmware and it finished fine (saying UPDATE SUCCESSFUL), but since then I am unable to connect to my router. I want to revert back to my old Linksys firmware, but I don't know how to do it, when I can't access it.

Using outdated or corrupt Linksys WRT54GS drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail.

Furthermore, installing the wrong Linksys drivers can make these problems even worse.

I can manage to upgrade the firmware on my broadband router, just the Cisco Systems Logo keeps always with a orange light on, and some times doesnt allow me to log into the web administration thingy. everytime it happens, i have to run the for autorestore the old 3.x firmware and the orange light goes off.

My router model is WRT54G v3 and the firmware i am trying to upgrade to is Firmware 4.00.7 for v3 routers. best regards, JLChafardet Router set to factory defaults first Antivirus real time file protection turned off before flashing firmware (insert appropriate warning to re-enable antivirus when done flashing) Software firewalls disabled when flashing (insert appropriate warning to re-enable when done) If router becomes unresponsive for some reason, like antivirus corrupted the firmware when flashing, or bad patch cable, etc, and your computer can't pull a 192.168. XXX address, or access the web admin, try manually assigning your computers LAN IP address to the same IP range as the routers.

If it flashes fine this way, set your computers TCP back to the way it was, and proceed.

Wireless-G Broadband Router The stock firmware on these devices contains Vx Works, not Linux.

See the Linksys v5.0, v5.1, and v6.0 bellow for instructions on flashing the units with DD-WRT. The devices can be configured with Secure Easy Setup.

Being configured this way, the devices will assume SSIDs of linksys_SES_XXXXX where XXXXX appears to be a random number.

Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating Linksys device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the Linksys WRT54GS Driver Utility.