spent most of the day alternating between playing with the kids/dog and poking at the WRT54G I bought a few weeks ago.

Playing with the kids/dog is all good.

The WRT54G is a nice 10/100 Broadband router with antena. The antenae appear to do *NOTHING* at all. I ended up calling tech support @ linksys and the guy says “reset to factory defaults, and if you still don’t get wireless, replace the unit’

Well fudge. Looks like a replacement is needed. So, now I have to find the receipt, since I ahve 3 days left on the 30-day warranty Best Buy gives you.

out of all the Linksys gear I’ve ever touched, this is the first faulty unit. Blah. Assuming it’s just not a stupid box and doesn’t like my internal IP range.

maybe I’ll give it one last go in the morning. reset to factory, test wireless *FIRST* and then see.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to 1423

  1. jujubaba says:

    i would try it again in the morning. maybe it will work then.

  2. alchemist says:

    Nope. Full factory reset, try to get the wireless cionnected before reconfiguring *ANYTHING*

    nada. I know it’s working part of the way, since the wired part works, but the wireless is still toasty.

    Back to best buy it goes, as soon as I find the receipt. Blah.

  3. spot says:


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