Reasons for a Linksys® wireless router not working
What prevents a Linksys wireless router from working?
Linksys is well known for manufacturing network devices and routers. Linksys wireless router is one of the most stable and reliable wireless routers that can be used to set-up a wireless network. Each computer on a wireless network should have a wireless network card with allows the computer to communicate with the router. In short, a Linksys wireless router is the central point of communication on a wireless network. If the router fails to work due to any reason, the entire network fails. Hence, this issue has to be resolved on a high priority bases. A firmware program is embedded on Linksys routers which control all activities performed by the router. A bug in firmware program or corrupt firmware can be a reason for a Linksys wireless router not to work.
Some ways to resolve the Linksys wireless router not working problem:
- Power cycling
- Reset router settings
- Update firmware
Power cycling is the first troubleshooting step that you need to perform when you find that Linksys wireless router is not working. You need to turn off the router, disconnect the power cable, and wait for 5 to 10 seconds. Now connect the power cable back to the router and turn it on. Wait for the LED lights to come on and then check if the wireless router is working properly.
Reset router settings
Sometimes, you change some settings on the router configuration page, and that creates a problem. You may not know how to change the settings back to 'Normal'. In such cases, you can press the 'Reset' button present on the bottom of the router. This process will reset the router settings to default, and fix all router settings-related issues. All manually configured settings will be erased. You then may have to re-configure the router settings.
A firmware program is the soul of the router, and if the firmware program has some issues, the router will fail to work. So, if the issue is not fixed even after resetting the router, you can download the latest firmware program for the exact make and model of your Linksys wireless router, connect the router to the computer using a network cable and run the downloaded firmware package, and follow the onscreen instructions. This will fix all firmware-related issues.
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