Author Topic: WHR-HP-G54 - I think I got a brick?  (Read 4989 times)


  • Calf
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WHR-HP-G54 - I think I got a brick?
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:14:55 pm »

OK, haven't set one of these up in a while, but I think I got a brick this time.  -> nothing

ping -> nothing

ran buffalo software (Win XP) -> could not connect


Set LAN on XP machine to static IP and repeated all above -> nothing.

Reset, unplugged, stared angrily, wept -> nothing


Lights up like normal, just no way to configure.


Brick?  Am I missing something?  I'm so unused to having a hardware prob. these days, I always think it's me...


Thanks for any advice.


Oh, and yes, I tried more than one XP machine and more than one ethernet cable.

Message Edited by seageek on 07-22-2009 09:23 PM


  • Big Bull
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Re: WHR-HP-G54 - I think I got a brick?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 09:40:52 pm »
Are you directly connected to the router?  Are you using a desktop or a laptop?  What lights are on the front of the unit?  How do you have it hooked up?


  • Calf
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Re: WHR-HP-G54 - I think I got a brick? NOT A BRICK!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 10:04:29 pm »



Thank the computer gods. 


@PCPiranha: Yup, both, power and G, LAN (not WAN) via straight cable (NOT XVER).  Freakin' great response time, PCP!


I think I was so embarassed by the thought of another geek correcting some stupid mistake, that I guess I finally fired those synapses (coffee helped).


For any who follow in my footsteps:  What I didn't do is set the proper static IP for the LAN: 192.168.11.x  :smileysurprised:


I'm soooo glad I didn't have to RMA this thing, since I'd assured the client upon my reputation that this was better than a LinkSys.  And I was right!