Linksys WRT54G won't power up

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by SportDerek, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. SportDerek

    SportDerek n00b

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    I come home tonight and my router appears to be dead. I've hit the reset button and tried it in many different outlets in the house and I don't get any power lights coming on.

    I'm assuming she's dead...? Probably due to a crappy surge protector which I just found out seems to have short in the cord. The surge protector is now in the trash.

    Any other options to troubleshoot or am I resolved to buy a new router tomorrow?

    Suggestions on a new router?

    Thx.
     
  2. morpheus6d9

    morpheus6d9 [H]ard|Gawd

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    depending on the version some of them had faulty power supplies
     
  3. SportDerek

    SportDerek n00b

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    I've had it 3+ years or so.. I woulldn't be suprised if that's the case here.
     
  4. jpmkm

    jpmkm That Ain't Mayo On My Lip...

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    Check the power supply to see if it is even putting out the proper voltage. A new wallwart is a bit cheaper than a new router. :)