Can't view Linksys router web page WRT54G

GGameBoy - Apr 15, 2009 at 08:45 PM
 Neil - Aug 25, 2010 at 10:30 PM
I can surf the web with no probs at all, I have no probs with my internet at all. My network card is updated and I can't connect to the device web page (WRT54G). Well... sorta. I get the password log in username and pass. I type "admin" for both and get the page but its literally like 20% there. most of the links/buttons arnt even there. The page says it fully loaded and I can click some options but I have no idea what they are because there is no words loaded... Please help!

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I've had the same problem with my router off and on for the two years that I've owned it.

It has nothing to do with the computer / laptop / ipod touch / whatever you are trying to connect with. (As long as it has a normal web browser with scripting - I've noticed the Sony PSP can't load the setup, because it does no scripting.) I have a home network with a variety of devices attached, both through cables and through wireless.

The problem is inside the router. The setup pages are WEB pages, and are being served from a web server inside the router. The setup is made up of web pages with names like this:

Now if I do a complete reset of the router, following the manufacturer's instructions, then I can access those setup pages at

As time passes (months), if I log in to those setup pages, I notice that the pages begin to degrade. Buttons are missing. The layout becomes screwed up. I've seen previous posters mention this earlier in this thread. Strangely the router continues to work just fine. It has no other problems, it just begins to lose it's ability to serve up it's own setup web pages.

Eventually, the setup pages will not load up at all. That is where I am at today. I am plugged directly into the router, and when I try to load up the setup it says

The connection has timed out
The server at is taking too long to respond.

Now, I know if I completely reset the router and go through the initial setup again, it will work fine for a few months. I've been through this before, probably about four times in two years.

Why is it doing this? I do not know. I suspect there are defects in the hardware or software, because of the regularity of the problem. I wish Linksys offered an easy-to-find solution, but I am not able to find. it.
I have been experiencing the same problems for over a year. The issue(s) mysteriously worked itself out and the router working fine for several months, then it suddenly stopped working again and this is where I am today. Rhe router continues to work fine as long as my PC is hardwired to it, allowing no wireless devices to have access. I can go online from this one PC, however, I cannot login in or it lets me in but cannot load it's own setup web pages to view configuration or refresh.