Unbricking zee routers

for the first time ever i was able to unbrick a linksys router…

to explain: when you brick a router it basically means to kill it or make it no longer able to work. i did some research and found about 4 different methods that supposedly allow you to de-brick the brick …

step one is the linksys preferred way pressing the reset button on the back if that doesn’t work buy a new one.

the second method requires voiding the warranty but if it was out of warranty no problem you open the case up and have to “short” a couple of jumpers..

i tried both these methods and they did not work i was starting to think i wasn’t going to be able to fix it, because in my research i read that if method 2 did not work method three might, but method three runs a greater chance in seeing the sparks fly!

method three – take a small piece of copper wire about 4-6 inches long ground it to the antenna and short pin 16 in the jumpers as you power it on at first it didn’t work so i thought crap …then i tried it again just for sh*t and giggles… and all of the sudden it started work again i had my computer set to continuously ping the router and at first it kept saying “host unreachable” but once i got the correct pin shorted

host unreachable
host unreachable
host unreachable
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
host unreachable
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

a WOOT! was in order i was able to flash the correct firmware back onto it and log into the router to configure it. today was a great day for haxxor’ing routers !

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