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Troubleshooting Linksys BEFW11S4 Issues

  • Troubleshooting Linksys BEFW11S4 router issues
  • Troubleshooting your Linksys wireless adapters
  • How can I find my Linksys network's SSID?
  • How can I find my Linksys network's WEP encryption key?
  • What are the default user name and password for my Linksys BEFW11S4 router?
  • How can I reset my Linksys BEFW11S4 router to its factory settings?
  • I've forgotten my Linksys BEFW11S4 router's password. How can I update my security settings?
  • Using the ping command to test the connection between your computer and the router or gateway
  • Using the ping command to verify your Internet connection

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Linksys router troubleshooting

If you are experiencing problems with your Linksys router, try the following:

  1. Restart your system. Most issues with Home Networking can be resolved by restarting your computer, your router, and your modem.

  2. Troubleshoot the Linksys router.

  3. Troubleshoot the individual Linksys devices.

Linksys wireless router troubleshooting tips

If restarting your system doesn't resolve your issue, follow the basic troubleshooting steps below.

  1. Make sure that the computer and the router are powered on. Verify that the router's green power light is on.

  2. Check all physical connections between the Wireless Router and other equipment.

  3. Confirm that the Link light for each of your hardware connections is on (green).

  4. Make sure that the Wireless Router shares the same Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Service Set Identifier (SSID) settings as the other devices on the network. To check these settings: 

    • Open a Web browser and type into the Address field and press [Enter].
    • When prompted for a user name and password, leave the User name field empty and type admin into the Password field and then press [Enter]. The Router Setup page appears. Note: If you changed the user name and password while setting up your router securities, you must enter the new user name and password.
    • Verify that the WEP setting matches that of all other wireless devices on the network
    • Verify that the SSID setting matches that of all other devices on the network.
  5. Make sure that network cabling is away from power outlets, florescent lighting fixtures, UNINTERRUPTIBLE power supplies, and other sources of strong electromagnetic interference. 

  6. If all else fails, you can reset the router to the factory default settings.

    • Put a pen or something small enough to go through the hole labeled Reset on the front of the router
    • Hold down the reset button for 3 seconds or until the red Diag light comes on.
    • Restart your computer.   
  7. For more information, refer to the User Guide on the Linksys Setup Utility CD.